Nominations Open for the Wandsworth Green Plaque Scheme

You can suggest people, places, events and buildings in the borough

The former Mayfield School in West Hill is one possible location
The former Mayfield School in West Hill is one possible location

November 10, 2023

If you feel that a person, a place or an event in the history of Wandsworth borough has received insufficient recognition now is your chance to put that right.

Residents are being invited to make nominations for the Green Plaque scheme in which the council marks significant places in the area. There is less than two months to submit your nominations.

The Wandsworth scheme is designed to honour notable people (alive or deceased) or places in the borough that are not covered by the English Heritage Blue Plaque Scheme.

Anyone in the borough can nominate by dowloading a form, and applications are particularly encouraged for commemorative plaques that highlight stories that the council says have been historically overlooked, including the histories of LGBTQ, Black, Asian, female and working-class people and communities. 

The person or place nominated must relate strongly to the borough of Wandsworth, they must have had a positive influence on the life of the borough, and there must be somewhere visible to the public where the plaque can be fixed. See full criteria

Deputy council leader Kemi Akinola said: “As we bid to become London Borough of Culture 2025, it is more important than ever to remember the people and places who have helped make Wandsworth so culturally and historically rich and vibrant. 

“We want to make sure it is the borough’s residents themselves who tell us who we should commemorate. We think there’s still a lot of important untold stories out there, so please help us tell them.”

Find out more about the Green Plaque scheme and how to nominate. The deadline to nominate is 5 January.


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