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Leicester joins the big switch-off

Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE LIGHTS at Leicester’s Town Hall will go off for an hour on Saturday night (25 March) as the city joins a worldwide event to highlight climate change.

This year’s Earth Hour – organised by WWF – will see millions of people around the world switching off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to show their support for action to tackle climate change.

In Leicester, the Town Hall clock will be in darkness for an hour, with the fountain illuminations and the other lights in the square going off at 8.30pm too.

The symbolic switch-off has been welcomed by assistant city mayor for sustainability, Cllr Adam Clarke.

“I’m pleased that Leicester is participating in this global event,” he said. 

“It’s an important way of raising awareness of the steps individuals can take to help combat climate change.”

More information about Earth Hour is available at