Public to vote for the nation's favourite Green Flag park.

Green Flag award organisers are urging people to help choose their top park in an online vote.

A record breaking 1,448 parks and green spaces this year received a Green Flag and the People's Choice award gives people the power to decide which one of those sites should be named park of the year in an online vote.

Keep Britain Tidy award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "Our judges have decided on this year's winners of the coveted Green Flag award but the public now have the opportunity to decide which park or green space deserves The People's Choice award."

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote, which last year saw thousands of votes recorded and resulted in the crowning of Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets as the People’s Choice.

A spokeswoman said: "This is always a popular vote and to date we've had several thousands of votes. We can't reveal who the front runners are because it may influence the vote but it often proves a tight contest."

Towns and cities are mustering locals to vote for their favourite park. Three flag-winning parks in Peterborough for example are vying to be the nation's favourite open space. The three parks run for the city council by Enterprise Peterborough are Central Park, Itter Park and Manor Park Farm.

Chair of Friends of Itter Park Nadia Toomey said: "There is a great community spirit in the park. It offers bowling, tennis and outdoor table tennis. We have a natural pond, picnic and community areas, outdoor gym and great park attendants who maintain the park to a very high standard."

The vote closes at noon on October 1 and the winner of the 2013 People’s Choice will be announced on October 9. To vote click here


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