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Havelock Road consultation begins

Havelock Road consultation begins

October 23, 2020

Ealing Council has started a consultation with residents and businesses about the proposal to change the name of Havelock Road in Southall. The proposed new name is Guru Nanak Road.

The road mainly lies between King Street and Merrick Road. The properties in Havelock Road not on the section between King Street and Merrick Road, will remain unchanged by this proposal but residents living there will also have their views taken into consideration.

The consultation

The statutory consultation opened on Wednesday, 21 October and runs for one month, closing Saturday, 21 November 2020, giving residents the opportunity to feedback on the proposed name change.

Letters to all residents of Havelock Road are in the process of being sent out.

Council leader Julian Bell said: “The decision has been made to proceed with the statutory consultation proposing to change the name of Havelock Road, between King Street and Merrick Road, to Guru Nanak Road.

“The consultation will take in views expressed by residents and businesses that are directly impacted by a potential change, as well as our essential services such as the Fire Brigade and the Royal Mail and considerations from the wider community in response to the consultation.”

Impact to residents and businesses

A change to a street name inevitably has some impact on residents and businesses as various documents and systems will require updating to reflect the new address. It would be the responsibility of residents, homeowners and businesses to arrange these changes.

Owners of properties or businesses in this road are advised to respond to the official consultation letter as early as possible.

The final decision will take into the consideration the current Street Naming Protocol which ensures that any proposed change should ‘respect and balance cultural and historical identities, sensitivities, and heritage’.

All objections need to be submitted to email or postal address below on or before Saturday, 21 November 2020 to ensure they are taken into consideration in the final decision.

Email the consultation team: havelockroad@ealing.gov.uk

Or post your response to: London Borough of Ealing, Ref: Havelock Road consultation, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 2HL

For further information visit the Havelock Road Consultation web page.