Civic Centre

Parish Manager: Mrs Vicki Jepson
Blaby Civic Centre, 22-24
Leicester Road, Blaby, Leics

All Things Purple!

All Things Purple!

To mark the 22nd decennial census, a search is underway across England and Wales for 22 ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the benefit of their communities.

The winners of the competition will be recognised with an iconic purple plaque to display in a place of their choosing – be it the home, workplace or wider community.

From a nurse who has spent decades in the NHS, to a local war hero who volunteers at the community centre or a teacher who inspires her students, communities are brimming with individuals who deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements.

That's where we need your help. Do you know anyone who has done extraordinary things? Can you support us on social media and other communication channels?

Nominations for #census2021heroes can be made up until 31 December and entries will be judged by a panel of community champions, led by Gavin and Stacey star, Joanna Page and includes Delwyn Derrick, winner of the 2019 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality Unsung Hero, Deborah Okenla, founder of Your Startup, Your Story which is a company connecting talented diverse people into the world of technology and Imran Hameed, Founder of Bearded Broz, Specially Recognised 2020 winner at Birmingham Pride of Britain awards.

To nominate, head to

And don't forget, we are also looking for support as we look to light up England and Wales in purple. Are there any buildings in your area which would be perfect to shine the spotlight on? Do you have lighting equipment already there to make this happen? We've had some fantastic responses so far but would like the whole of England and Wales involved in the big switch on over census weekend.

Please get in touch with or if you can support with 'lighting up the nation'.

Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:14 by Lauren Withers

Tags: Census