Nominate a People's Plaque!
By LiseS | Saturday, October 23, 2010, 15:21
Finsbury Park people are invited to decide which Islington-related people, places and events they want to see honoured
Nominate a local person for a green plaque from Islington Council
with permanent memorials. The new Islington People's Plaque scheme
recognises major figures and milestones in the borough's history.
All residents are invited to put forward nominations, which will then be
shortlisted and put out to a public vote. The scheme follows three green plaques put up this year to commemorate
the former ANC Headquarters in Penton Street, the birthplace of comic
actor Kenneth Williams in Bingfield Street, and Sir Michael Sobell's
contribution to the Sobell Leisure Centre.
Cllr Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council, said: "Islington is
rich with people, places and events that have had a huge impact
locally, nationally and internationally. After a lot of interest in recent green plaques, we're inviting our residents to tell us who they want to see honoured."
Nominations must be for a particular person, place or event that has a
meaningful connection with Islington, and important local or national
significance. The closing date for nominations is the end of November.
The scheme includes people, places and events in the historic metropolitan boroughs of Finsbury and Islington. The most popular choices decided in a public vote and will receive plaques.
To make a nomination or find out more please go to www.islington.gov.uk/heritage or call 020 7527 7988. Will you be nominating a Finsbury Park resident? Let us know why below!