No, don’t worry – your road is not about to become Wayne Rooney Drive in honour of the World Cup.
But West Oxfordshire District Council has suggested two new road names for new developments in Chippy – the development on the old Churchill House site on Hailey Road, and the new houses to be built on Cornish Road.
Wayne Rooney Drive might actually have been a more creative name – for those proposed by WODC are somewhat lacking in imagination. They suggest Churchill Court for the Hailey Road site, and Cornish Terrace for the Cornish Road houses.
These were put to the town council on Monday for consideration; although it was hard to get worked up about these amazingly original names, the town council did query the need to give the new Cornish Road homes a separate name, and will suggest to WODC that the houses are simply Cornish Road – with new house numbers, but not a separate identity.
But we think WODC could have come up with something different. What about honouring other former residents of Chippy, in a similar way to Withers Way or Dunstan Avenue? Or recognise our amenities – perhaps Lido Lane or Co-op Close. If you have any ideas that you think WODC could use, let us know in the box below.