'Centenary Square' naming bid for Great War heroes

Published date: 31 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A NEW development should mark the memory of fallen soldiers, say community leaders.

Members of Flint Town Council said they want to see the new building, which will consist of 32 apartments erected near the town’s Cenotaph later this year, named ‘Centenary Square’ – which they believe will be a fitting tribute 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War.

Cllr Loraine Francis, who raised the idea, asked members for their support during a town council meeting.

She said: “The area around our Cenotaph allows us to pay our respects. This year is 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

“What I’m looking for is the new build around the Cenotaph to be called Centenary Square, and that we write to Flintshire Council asking them to call it that.”

Flint county councillor Alex Aldridge praised the idea. He said the town council has a “huge opportunity” to implement a permanent reminder of that era.

He said: “I support Cllr Francis in her desire to call the 32 apartments the Centenary Square Apartments.

“We have got an opportunity to shape the naming of that square.”

Cllr Aldridge added: “I believe we should write to the county council’s planning department and put in an early submission to name these apartments.

“That way there will be a permanent reminder when residents come out of their front door of those who gave their lives for this country.”

Cllr Jack Johnson said he would also like to see a plaque also put up on the new build to highlight the reason behind the name ‘Centenary Square Apartments’.

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  1. Posted by: Prudy'sgirl5 at 11:37 on 31 January 2014 Report

    Wonderful choice of name for the flats and an honourable reason for calling them by that name and I agree with the idea of the plaque to explain the name as well. Great idea.

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