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Fresh call for green plaque nominations

Nominate a person or place you feel should be recognised

William Cotton is to be honoured with a green plaque
Councillor Louise Richardson and Karen Wilde unveiling a green plaque in honour of William Cotton

A call has gone out for people to nominate the individuals and places of Leicestershire’s past that they feel should be honoured with a green plaque award.

Nominations for the fifth round of the popular county council scheme, which recognises the impact individuals and places across the county have had on local communities, will open on Monday, 19 March and will close on Monday, 30 April.

Submit a nomination and find out more  


A dozen of the county’s most famous people and buildings will then be shortlisted by a panel of judges before a public vote to decide on those which will receive a plaque.


The green plaque awards have been a success and we always get a fantastic response from the public.

We’ve already recognised inventors, war heroes, comedians and a race horse to name a few, but would love to hear about even more people and places that should be recognised.

I want to encourage as many people as possible to become involved in the next round.


To be eligible to submit a nomination, people nominated must have been deceased for at least 20 years and property owners should be aware and agree in principle to the nomination, if a building is nominated.

Winners from the last round of the awards include:

• William Pearson, astronomer;
• Ann Ayre Hely, Crimean War nurse
• John Kenney, Thomas the Tank Engine illustrator
• The Drill Hall in Melton.

The next plaque to be unveiled will be for Lady Florence Dixie from Market Bosworth, who was an author and campaigner for women’s rights.

There has also been a recent unveiling of a green plaque to reflect the work of knitting machine pioneer William Cotton.

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