What’s in a name? Parish street names to be checked

Some eagle-eyed members of our Parish have commented that there appear to be cases where a road or street name has been changed without due notice and/or  roads that did not previously have a name now having been given a new name! There have even been examples cited where multiple names seem to be used for the same road/street. This is all very intriguing and in need of some unravelling and clarification!

As committed at last year’s Village Meeting, the Parish Council intends to assist in clarifying the correct identification of all roads in the Parish.

At the risk of opening Pandora’s box, we would like to canvas opinion and views from parishioners as to which road names are considered to be in need of amendment. We will gather this information and where there is clear consensus that a road name is in need of amendment we will then request this from Rother District Council (RDC). They are the custodians and administrators of the Street (road) Name database.

Linked to this page is a master map that will guide you to detailed maps of the parishes of Penhurst and Ashburnham. These are scanned images taken from the RDC street name database with what they consider to be the official names for our roads and streets. For reference, the thick red line on the detailed maps denotes the parish boundary.

We would like to hear of any cases where you believe that a name is either incorrect, has been amended without notice, has multiple names and/or needs reversion to an earlier name. We would like to receive this information by 31 March 2019. After this date we will publish a summary of the results together with any examples where there has been clear consensus for a change or amendment of a name. We will also share this information at the Annual Village Meeting being held on 25 April 2019.

Our aim is to submit the requested changes to RDC immediately after the
Annual Village Meeting.

Please send your feedback to Councillor Andrew Hoad at hoadie86@yahoo.co.uk

The map

The parish is shown below in a 4×4 grid. The thick red line on the detailed maps denotes the parish boundary. Click any section to enlarge it, then press the “Back” button in your browser to return to this page.