Residents now have the chance to tell the world how much they value their local Green Flag park in St Albans District by voting in Keep Britain Tidy’s annual People’s Choice Award.

This year Green Flag awards were given by Keep Britain Tidy to the following five parks and green spaces managed by St Albans District Council:

• Verulamium Park, St Albans

• Bricket Wood Common, St Albans

• Clarence Park, St Albans

• Rothamsted Park, Harpenden

• Sopwell Nunnery Green Space

Harpenden Common, managed by Harpenden Town Council, and Greenwood Park, managed by St Stephen Parish Council, also received Green Flag Awards.

Green Flag Community Awards were also given to Jersey Farm Woodland Park, managed by Sandridge Parish Council, and Hanstead Wood, managed by Friends of Hanstead Wood.

They are among a record-breaking 1,448 parks and green spaces that received a Green Flag Award this year.

Now Keep Britain Tidy is urging people to vote online for the nation’s favourite.

The annual People's Choice Award gives the public the power to decide which one of the 1,448 Green Flag sites should be named park of the year.

Councillor Daniel Chichester-Miles, portfolio holder for environment at the council, said: "This is a great opportunity to vote for one of our fantastic award-winning green spaces in an online poll to find the nation’s favourite park.

"Cast your vote now and let other people know how special they are."

To vote for a park or green space in your area, visit:, select ‘East of England’ on the interactive map, find and select your favourite park or green space and click the 'Vote for this site' button.

The vote will close at midday on Tuesday, October 1. The winner of the 2013 People’s Choice will be announced on Wednesday, October 9 at a ceremony in London.