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Rallying call to nominate your favourite people and places

Barwell meteorite

More people and places across Leicestershire are set to be honoured with a Green Plaque award.

A fresh call has gone out today for nominations in the latest round of the Leicestershire County Council scheme, which recognises the contribution to a local community made by an individual, a place or an event.

Nominations close on Monday, 20th March when a panel of judges, including honorary aldermen, will whittle down the list to 12 contenders before the public are asked to vote on the top six to receive an honour. 


We’ve already had some terrifically varied plaques awarded – from war heroes to comedians and even a racehorse – but we’re keen to hear about other people and places that have left their mark on the county.


Past recipients of a Green Plaque include railways pioneer George Stephenson, Monty Python star Graham Chapman and the John Taylor Bellfoundry at Loughborough.

Last December, the Barwell meteorite, which fell in the Leicestershire village back in 1965, was the latest event to be commemorated with a plaque.

To submit a nomination, and for more information, visit

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