New streets named by Barnsley school pupils

Benjiman Kaye, Emma Bell, Ben Lysiak technical director at Southdale Ltd, Joanna Chambers, development manager at LYHA, Millie Wright and  George Bunting
Benjiman Kaye, Emma Bell, Ben Lysiak technical director at Southdale Ltd, Joanna Chambers, development manager at LYHA, Millie Wright and George Bunting
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Pupils at a Barnsley school have named two streets on a new housing development in the town.

Athersley North Primary School Emma Bell and Millie Bell have won a competition to name the streets on Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association’s development, off Newstead Road in Athersley.

Children from years five and six entered a competition run by LYHA and contractor Southdale Ltd, to name the two streets in the development of 27 new homes.

The access road into the development will be called Recreation Avenue thanks to Emma, in class seven and her suggestion of preserving the site’s former use in one of the street names.

The inner road within the development will be named Pit Field Close, as entered by Millie Wright, from class nine.

George Bunting from class eight was a runner-up with Kestral Heights, alongside Wilsons Way entered by class seven’s Benjiman Kaye.

Emma and Millie were able to see their winning names on street signs during a special presentation. They also received a certificate and book token alongside the runners-up.

Joanna Chambers, development manager at LYHA said: “When thinking of street names for the new development off Newstead Road we couldn’t think of anyone better to help us than the children of Athersley North Primary School, and they certainly came up with some great suggestions.

“I’m sure the pupils will be excited to see the development take shape and new homes built which are both economical to run and have a low environmental impact. We are delighted to be building these much-needed new homes in Barnsley, a key growth area for us for the future.”