Your chance to nominate a Dales champion

Time is running out to make sure your favourite Derbyshire person or place is in the running for a Derbyshire County Council Blue Plaque.

All nominations for the next round of blue plaques have to be in by noon on Tuesday, July 24, so don’t delay.

You can make your nominations easily online at or write in to the county council at Blue Plaques, Chief Executive’s Office, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG.

Nominations should be in no more than 500 words and should include a detailed account of the nominee’s achievements. There should also be a suggestion of where the plaque could be placed.

Derbyshire County Council leader and cabinet member for culture Councillor Andrew Lewer said he had received several excellent nominations already and was looking forward to seeing more.

“We have had some great nominations, including several household names,” said Councillor Lewer.

“But there is still time to get your suggestion in for the Derbyshire person or place you think deserves recognition.”

The shortlist will be announced in the autumn with the six winners revealed in January 2013.