Schoolchildren name new streets at Treetops

Date: Monday 11 August 2014

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Pupils from two Leicestershire primary schools have had the honour of naming new roads at our Treetops development in Woodville, near Swadlincote.

Youngsters from Albert Village and Moira Primary Schools were invited by Ashby Woulds Town Council to suggest names for the new streets at Treetops, and the winning names were chosen by the town council.

Local town mayor John Perry chose two names put forward by the pupils from Albert Village Primary School – Butterfly Gardens and Oakway Drive. Bluebell Grove, as suggested by the youngsters at Moira Primary School, was also chosen by Cllr Perry.

Another new street has been named Windmill Close at the suggestion of Cllr Perry because a plan of the area in 1901 showed that there was formerly a windmill on the site of the street.

Cllr Perry says: “The children from Albert Village and Moira Primary Schools put a lot of thought into naming these streets and put forward some excellent suggestions. 

“I thought Butterfly Gardens, Oakway Drive and Bluebell Grove were all great names and the children should be very proud of their efforts.”

Carl Cooke, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “I’d like to thank Cllr Perry and the children from Albert Village and Moira Primary Schools for helping us to name these new streets at Treetops.

“I’m sure our new residents will be impressed with the lovely names which have been chosen.

“To thank the two schools for their help, we are organising trips for some of the children to visit the Conkers visitor attraction in Moira, Swadlincote.”