The Hope Bell project is a proposal is to create a clock chime installation in Loughborough.
It would be a lasting memorial to all those in Charnwood who have lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic and be a tribute to NHS and key workers. It will also be a beacon of hope for the future.
It is part of a project called Lanes and Links which forms part of the Loughborough Town Deal, a programme of projects which have been offered £16.9 million of Government funding.
Loughborough is synonymous with bells, being home to the last working bell foundry in the UK, and the bells are being cast at the foundry.
It is anticipated the Hope Bell would be located in Queen’s Park.
Some aspects of the project, such as messages left by people, could be funded by public subscription.
The Town Deal Board wants the local community to be involved in the development of the Hope Bell project and that’s why comments and views are being invited.
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