New Portsmouth council homes to be named this month

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SEVEN homes – the first new family council properties to be built in Portsmouth since the Second World War – will be named this month.

The four four-bedroom and three three-bedroom eco-friendly homes will be named Henrietta Place, in honour of a road which ran through Somers Town before it was cleared in 1961.

The ceremony, on September 20 at 2.30pm, will be attended by Pompey players Joel Ward, Ricardo Rocha and Jason Pearce.

They will join the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Cheryl Buggy.

Cllr Buggy will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the site.

Somers Town residents will also attend the celebration.

Local history expert Dr John Stedman will tell the story of Henrietta Street and the surrounding area.

The houses are part of a scheme to build community facilities and family homes in Somers Town.

The project includes an adventure playground, which was completed in July last year, 22 more family homes in Wellington Street and a ‘community hub’ spanning Winston Churchill Avenue.