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News  »  Green Plaque Awards Scheme launched

   Green Plaque Awards Scheme launched     13 December, 2013
Leicestershire County Council have today launched a Green Plaque Awards scheme in Leicestershire to recognise and celebrate the county’s rich cultural and historic heritage.
The countywide Green Plaque Awards scheme invites local residents to nominate and vote for people/places/events that they think are worthy of commemoration. Based on a set of criteria, they will be able to make nominations covering such themes as:
  • War heroes
  • Local heroes and famous people
  • People/places with cultural and/or heritage connections
  • Philanthropists, benefactors and entrepreneurs
  • Buildings/places of historic and/or architectural importance.
People commemorated in Green Plaques must have been deceased for at least 20 years. The full Selection Criteria is set out on their website at:   www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques
Residents can nominate either by post, online or by picking up and dropping off a nomination form at any of the county libraries. 
  • Nominations close on 24 January 2014. 
  • The nominations will be short-listed to twelve by a panel of experts.
  • The public will then be invited to vote for their favourites over a six week period.
  • The six people/places with the most votes will then have plaques installed in their honour during a  dedicated plaque commemoration event.
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