Street names to remember war dead

STREETS in a new development on the edge of Salisbury are to bear the names of servicemen killed in the two world wars.

Barratt Homes, who have started constructing more than 70 homes at Riverdown Park at Bishopdown, has agreed to the request from Laverstock and Ford Parish Council for names to be used from the war memorial plaque in St Andrew’s Church, Laverstock. The names put forward will have to be approved by Wiltshire Council and Royal Mail, in case there are any conflicts or duplications. Some 11 of the names will be from the First World War, with one from the second.

Andrew Prince, Laverstock parish clerk, said, since the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was approaching this year, the parish council had approached Barratt about the naming.

He had also asked the developer if the street name boards could bear an inscription explaining the naming criteria.

As part of this year’s First World War centenary events, Wiltshire Council has announced it wants to create a large field of remembrance, filled with small crosses bearing the names of all the services personnel from the county who were killed.

The council is also working with the Ministry of Defence on restoring trenches at Larkhill, so that school children can visit and gain some insight into trench warfare.

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9:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Williamson45 says...

Well done Laverstock & Ford PC!
Well done Laverstock & Ford PC! Williamson45
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10:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

karlmarx says...

A very commendable idea from Laverstock and Ford parish council and Barratt Homes, good work! Would be nice to let the descendants of the fallen to know of this tribute as well.
A very commendable idea from Laverstock and Ford parish council and Barratt Homes, good work! Would be nice to let the descendants of the fallen to know of this tribute as well. karlmarx
  • Score: 6

12:12pm Wed 29 Jan 14

gingin says...

Well done indeed Laverstock and Ford PC > as always a great deal of thought about your residents and their families.
Well done indeed Laverstock and Ford PC > as always a great deal of thought about your residents and their families. gingin
  • Score: 6

5:26am Thu 30 Jan 14

IanMcL says...

Independent Parish Council, no political bias - just serving the people in the best way they can.

Well done Laverstock & Ford PC!


Mind you 500 unwanted houses is high price to pay for some new road names!
Independent Parish Council, no political bias - just serving the people in the best way they can. Well done Laverstock & Ford PC! Mind you 500 unwanted houses is high price to pay for some new road names! IanMcL
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

karlmarx says...

I'm sure they will be 'affordable', just not affordable to the right people, those that need a home.
I'm sure they will be 'affordable', just not affordable to the right people, those that need a home. karlmarx
  • Score: -1

4:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

IanMcL says...

The one good thing is that 40%...200, will be affordable. Either social allocation on rent or shared ownership, to try and get more folk on the housing ladder. Local priority for L&F parish folk, once the policy is ratified.
The one good thing is that 40%...200, will be affordable. Either social allocation on rent or shared ownership, to try and get more folk on the housing ladder. Local priority for L&F parish folk, once the policy is ratified. IanMcL
  • Score: 2

2:08am Tue 4 Feb 14

karlmarx says...

IanMcL wrote:
The one good thing is that 40%...200, will be affordable. Either social allocation on rent or shared ownership, to try and get more folk on the housing ladder. Local priority for L&F parish folk, once the policy is ratified.
That's good news Ian. Most of the affordable housing built near us in the last three years have To Let signs outside them now.
[quote][p][bold]IanMcL[/bold] wrote: The one good thing is that 40%...200, will be affordable. Either social allocation on rent or shared ownership, to try and get more folk on the housing ladder. Local priority for L&F parish folk, once the policy is ratified.[/p][/quote]That's good news Ian. Most of the affordable housing built near us in the last three years have To Let signs outside them now. karlmarx
  • Score: 2

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