Nine-year-old names new Abergavenny street
22 January 2018
A nine-year-old has come up with a name for one of the new streets being created at a development in Abergavenny.
Persimmon Homes is preparing to start work on 250 new homes on land off Hereford Road in Llantilio Pertholey.
A total of 27 new streets will be created by the development work – and Persimmon challenged children at nearby Llantilio Pertholey School to come up with a name for one of them.
Dozens of children used their creativity to get involved – and the winner was Erin Price, who came up with ‘Mountain View Crescent’.
The name has been sent to Monmouthshire County Council and Royal Mail for approval.
Erin received a Lego kit for her efforts.
“There were some fantastic suggestions and it was hard work selecting the overall winner.”
“We think Mountain View Crescent is a great name so we hope the council and Royal Mail run with it.”
“It is always difficult coming up with names for new streets. The names will probably endure for hundreds of years so it’s important that they are right and relevant to the local area”.
“That’s why we like to get the community involved when we can.”
Willow Court will be made up of a range of two, three and four bedroom homes with convenient shopping and leisure facilities close by.
Joanne Bayton, headteacher at Llantilio Pertholey School, said: “Erin was absolutely thrilled that her name was chosen.”
“It would be a huge honour for her if the name was used at the development. I’m sure she’d be telling people about it for years to come.”
“We’re pleased to have worked with Persimmon Homes on this project as the development site is so close to the school. I hope it’s the start of a strong working relationship.”
Victoria added: “Registering an interest is the best way for people to keep-up-date with progress and to get ahead of other househunters.”