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Cast your vote and help give a name to new town

TAKING A LOOK Anne Fairhurst and her husband John looking at the plans.  Picture: Sarah Standing (122412-8959)

TAKING A LOOK Anne Fairhurst and her husband John looking at the plans. Picture: Sarah Standing (122412-8959)

 

IT’S a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help name a town. And now it’s even easier to have your say.

Fareham Borough Council has whittled the choice down to three names and has offered you the chance to vote on which one you would prefer.

You can make sure your vote is registered by using the voting slip on this page.

The town, which will be built north of the M27 on a greenfield site, will be home to 7,000 homes once completed.

It is expected to take around 25 years to build and the council is at the beginning stages of designing what the town will look like.

Until now, the development has been known as the New Community North of Fareham – NCNF for short.

As the council’s plans are progressing, it has decided that now is the time to give the town a name.

Researchers have gone through the archives and found three names of historical value to the area.

The names to chose from are Spurlings, Swansdell and Welborne.

Spurlings and Swansdell are both marked on the 1879 Ordnance Survey Map, and Welborne is marked on the tithe map.

Leader of Fareham Borough Council Sean Woodward said: ‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

‘People will no doubt ask why we didn’t allow suggestions, but obviously we had to keep it simple.

‘However, we will welcome any suggestions for roads as we will have a lot of new roads to find names for.

‘If anybody would like to suggest new road names or themes, we will certainly take them into account at the appropriate time.

‘For now I’d like to encourage everybody to participate and let us know what they would like to call the town.’

To vote either go to fareham.gov.uk, visit the Civic Offices in Fareham or complete the voting in The News.

 

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