More than 6,000 votes were cast in the quest to find the latest six winners to be honoured with a green plaque by Leicestershire County Council.
The awards scheme celebrates and commemorates the county's past, and, from a shortlist of 12, the following people and places have been chosen by public vote to receive the prestigious award:
The amount of votes we received was fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to get behind their favourite and support the scheme.
Person:Councillor Pam Posnett, county council cabinet member for green plaques
“It is great that people want to celebrate and acknowledge the people and places of Leicestershire’s rich history and we will now look at installing these six plaques for everyone to see.”
The selection of the six successful recipients does not mean it is the end of the road for the other nominees. They can put forward their selections again for an award, when the county council looks for new nominations next year.
The green plaque awards scheme was set up by council leader, Councillor Nick Rushton, to recognise and celebrate people and places which have made an important and enduring contribution to the county.
More details on the winners can be found at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/greenplaques