Committee approves naming streets after heroes

Corby commemorates L/Cpl James Ashworth. The council may name a street after him
Corby commemorates L/Cpl James Ashworth. The council may name a street after him

The possibility of naming a street after a member of the Armed Forces who has been killed in action has been approved.

The One Corby Policy Committee agreed an amendment to the Street Naming and Numbering Policy to include an offer to families of fallen service personnel from Corby borough to have a street or road named after their loved one at its meeting last night.

Local authorities across the country have been approached by Parliament with a proposal for commemoration of fallen members of the Armed Forces, which would allow communities to their respect to those who lose their lives in service of their nation.

They are suggesting that local authorities consider a policy of offering families of fallen service personnel from the local area a chance to have a street or road named after their loved one.

The Street Naming and Numbering policy for Corby Council was approved by One Corby Policy Committee on January 8 and a copy of the policy is available in the Members Room and can be read at www.corby.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Street%20Naming%20and%20Numbering%20Policy.pdf.

Plans to have a permanent memorial to Lance Corporal James Ashworth, who received the Victoria Cross after being killed in action in Afghanistan last June, are being discussed. One of the suggestions under consideration is naming a street after L/Cpl Ashworth.