Special meeting to confer top honour on Leicester City FC

Published: Fri 10th September, 2021

  • Leicester City FC win the FA Cup
    Leicester City FC win the FA Cup

Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to grant the Freedom of the Borough to Leicester City FC in recognition of the club’s incredible success in recent years and its connection to Charnwood.

The FA Cup winners and 2016 Premier League champions opened a £100 million training facility in the borough in 2020 at Seagrave.

A special meeting is being held on Tuesday, September 14 at Loughborough Town Hall.

The Council is live streaming the meeting from 6.30pm and you can watch via this link: www.charnwood.gov.uk/lcfc

We will also be posting updates via @CharnwoodBC

The Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour the Council can bestow.

It does not carry any privileges or powers but it is only awarded in exceptional circumstances where the prospective recipient has rendered eminent services to the borough. They will have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the borough and/or on the international stage which have brought pride and satisfaction to the borough.

To grant the honour, there must be a resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the members present at a meeting of the Council, specially convened for the purpose of granting the Freedom of the Borough.