The Nether Regions

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Road leads to headache for Castle Point Council

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What’s in a (road) name? If you live in the Canvey area of Castle Point, Essex, then it’s a nightmare of controversy and confusion.

Hats off for the “come on ref!” gesture in this photo.

Castle Point Advertiser, 18 November 2010 (story):

AN UNNAMED road with three different identities has caused controversy between a school governor and council bosses.

John Pharro, of Orrmo Road, Canvey, asked Castle Point Council to rename the former borough tip access lane – known locally as ‘Tip Road’ – because the site is now part of Canvey Heights Country Park.

The council carried out a consultation into the renaming without success and added to the confusion by stating the stretch was also called ‘Newlands Marsh Access Road’ and ‘Creek Road’.

The grandfather said: “I am passionate about the area and Tip Road does not sound pleasing, so I suggested renaming the road after a dignitary. This backfired on me because the council told me the road had a name but were unsure what it was actually called, so I asked them to find out and put a sign up.

“I did not expect after almost two years that such a simple request would turn into a nightmare.”

In the words of media personality Danny Dyer: PROPER NIGHTMARE.

Poor old John Pharro of Orrmo Road; he’s already got an inordinate number of double-Rs to contend with in his life, and now this.

Lovely informative fact at the end of the article:

• The road once featured on television programme 999 when ambulance crews were lost and did not know what road they were down.

Which just goes to show.

Thanks to Roddy Campbell.


Written by Paddy

November 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm

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