PARKS and green spaces are going up against each other as they compete to be named the UK's best park.

Castle Park, Halstead's Public Gardens and Ramsey War Memorial Recreation Ground are three of the 360 parks across the country which are up for the title.

The spaces nominated for the award range from small community gardens to large nature reserves.

Sports fields and playgrounds are also included in the list.

The charity running the competition, Fields in Trust, work across the country to protect green spaces and campaign for better care for all kinds of outdoor areas.

Chief executive Helen Griffiths has been appointed to a government action group looking at how parks meet the needs of communities.

She said: "Despite their clear health benefits, parks and green spaces are facing an uncertain future - across the UK outdoor spaces are under threat.

"Recognising our best park is a way of valuing our green spaces and not viewing them as a drain on resources for maintenance and upkeep."

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday, November 3 and the winner will be named at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on November 29.

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