DO YOU have a soft spot for a particular park or piece of land?

If so, you could nominate it for a national award that recognises the finest high-quality green spaces across the country.

The Green Flag Award scheme is urging everyone to show support for their local park or green space by taking part in an annual online vote that gives the public the power to decide which parks or green spaces should be named the site of the year.

This year 70 parks and green spaces in Wales received the prestigious Green Flag and Community Awards, and 48 parks throughout the North West currently fly the Green Flag Award – a sign the park is well managed, well maintained and one of the best green spaces in the country.

Competition to reach the top spot is already hotting up, with 4,500 votes cast already, so now is the time to ensure your favourite park or green space gets the recognition it deserves. All you need to do is visit to register your vote.

Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We know how important having access to quality parks and green spaces is to the public.

“The People’s Choice Award gives them the chance to decide which park or green space deserves the accolade of the nation’s favourite.

“With 1,290 award-winning sites to choose from, competition is fierce so we urge everyone to get voting if they want to see their local park pick up the award.”

Voting for the People’s Choice Award closes at midday on Monday, September 12, and the winner will be announced on September 21.