Campaign For New Roads In Nottingham To Be Named After Fallen Heroes
Two new residential streets in Ashfield could be named after local soldiers who died in Afghanistan if a proposal is approved by the district council.
It will focus on two local soldiers – Rifleman Adrian Sheldon and Private Paul Sandford – who both died in the conflict and were born in the district.
Rifleman Sheldon, 25, from Kirkby, was killed in May 2009, while Private Sandford, from Hucknall, died in June 2007 aged 23.
If supported, the authority would name streets after both men in a new development in the future, though the motion does not specify which housing plan could be used.
It follows Gedling Borough Council’s progress with a similar project to honour fallen soldiers in the borough.
The authority plans to rename streets at the new 44-home development off Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, in honour of fallen First and Second World War soldiers.
The council contacted the developer last year and suggested the names Allsebrooke and Hilkin be used.
Berridge, Clarke, Worsh, Metheringham, Guest, Pressley and Murfit were also selected for further developments in Ravenshead.