THE name of a new access road to Townlands Hospital in Henley sparked a lively debate among councillors
THE name of a new access road to Townlands Hospital in Henley sparked a lively debate among councillors last week.
Tom Whiley, of developer Amber Solutions for Care, asked that the road be named Laureate Gardens.
But planning committee chairman Simon Smith dismissed this, saying it was not in keeping with the area. Councillor Ian Reissmann agreed, saying: “I can’t think of a reason other than they have a list of 1,000 names that they draw at random and this one came out!”
Deputy Mayor Will Hamilton suggested “George Harrison Road” in honour of the Beatle, who lived at Friar Park.
Cllr Reissmann replied: “I wouldn’t name it after a person. We could call it Townlands Road or how about Workhouse Road?” (the old Henley workhouse is on the site). Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak interjected: “That’ll sell the property!”
Other suggestions included Mount View Way, Townlands Way and Ann Ducker Drive, in memory of the lateÂ South Oxfordshire District Council leader.
One member suggested asking readers of the Henley Standard to come up with aÂ name, so it’s over to you!