Date: Wednesday 19 August 2015
Four pupils from a Buckinghamshire primary school have named the roads at our new development in their village.
The pupils from Aston Clinton School suggested names for The Chilterns development in Aston Clinton, near Aylesbury, by taking their inspiration from local history.
We donated a £25 book voucher to each child who put forward a name which was chosen.
Our new development’s road names will be Round House Road, Flora Avenue, Estone Road and Vantage Street.
Ella, aged 11, says she chose Round House Road because ‘we saw post holes from a round house when we visited the site’, while James, aged nine, chose Flora Avenue because ‘Flora is the Roman goddess of flowers’.
Jayden, aged nine, explains that he chose the name Estone Road after he discovered that ‘in the Domesday book of 1086, Aston Clinton was known as Estone’.
And finally Evan, aged six, named Vantage Street after a car. “It’s after an Aston Martin car,” he says. “Aston Martin took one part of its name from our village.”
Aston Clinton Parish Councillor Jean Savigar says: “Normally the parish council would help decide road names, but there was an archaeological dig on the site with Romano-British remains which the children had been taken round.
“The parish council decided it would be a good idea to let the children decide, as they were involved in the site already as part of their school curriculum.”
Gareth Jacob, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, says: “We are delighted to have some excellent names for the roads at our new development, and would like to thank all the Aston Clinton School pupils who took part in this competition.
“The standard of names was very high, and we had real trouble selecting the final four because the children worked so hard on giving us a terrific selection, all of which we could have used.
“Having said that, we are very pleased with the names chosen, which all reflect some aspect of Aston Clinton’s fascinating history.”
There’s a fabulous selection of four and five-bedroom homes available at The Chilterns.