Marlborough Town Council have been asked to provide two new street names by Green Square, the developer of the new houses to be built on the land off Rabley Wood View.
Suggestions for four new street names have been requested in case any are unacceptable. The Town Council is keen to hear your ideas.
New street names should not duplicate any similar name already in use in a town or village or in the same postcode area. A variation in the terminal word, for example, “street”, “road”, “avenue”, will not be accepted as sufficient reason to duplicate a name. This is not allowed as it can cause the emergency services to initially go to the wrong property, wasting crucial time.
New street names should not be difficult to pronounce or awkward to spell. Names which could give offence should not be used nor should names which encourage defacing nameplates.
Last year Marlborough Town Council was asked to name roads on the Marleberg Grange estate on Salisbury Road. Inspired by the centenary of the First World War it was decided to commemorate residents of Marlborough who returned home after serving their country in the First World War.
Two suggestions for the roads on the Rabley Wood Development have already been made. Since the River Og flows nearby could this name be used? Or could a name remembering Marlborough’s Civil War history be used as this is the area where the Royalists entered the town and which initiated the Battle of Marlborough.
To the dismay of the Town Council, the developers have already named the new development ‘Hawthorn View’. The Town Council will be petitioning for the use of a name with local connections.
If you would like to make suggestions for the two new street names and/or for the overall development please email firstname.lastname@example.org .