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Still time to nominate for a Green Plaque award

The date for Green Plaque award nominations is drawing near

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

There’s still time to nominate Leicestershire’s significant figures and buildings for the fifth round of our Green Plaque awards.

Nominations for the popular scheme can be made at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/greenplaques until Monday, 30 April. A shortlist will then be drawn up by a panel of judges and a public vote will decide who will receive the plaques, which will then be unveiled at events held throughout the year.

 

We’ve had a really positive response so far, but we don’t want people to miss out on the opportunity to submit a nomination. The awards celebrate and build pride in our local communities, and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

 

People can nominate local heroes, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, places with cultural or heritage connections, as well as buildings of historical or architectural importance.

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

Past recipients of a Green Plaque award include inventor of the jet engine Sir Frank Whittle, teacher and missionary Alice Young and the Palitoy Factory in Coalville.

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