No final decision on new royal street name for Nuneaton town centre

The stretch of road outside the Town Hall was due to be renamed Royal Way
-Credit: (Image: Google Street map)


A decision awaits whether a stretch of road in Nuneaton town centre should be given a new royal name. Under the previous Conservative control, the borough council said it wanted to rename a small section of Coton Road- from the front of the Town Hall up to the roundabout with Jubilee Way- to King Charles Road.

However, the official Royal Naming Office objected to this plan but did say that it could be called Royal Way. But, since that time, the control over the council no longer lies with the Tories.

They lost power to Labour in the local elections last month and CoventryLive was keen to find out if the name change to Royal Way was still going to go-ahead.

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In a statement, a borough council spokesperson said: “The decision whether to name the road by the Town Hall to Royal Way is likely to be considered by the Civic Honours committee at a future meeting.’’

On the council's online list council's list of meetings, the next civic honours committee is not due to take place until Tuesday, October 1. However, another meeting could be called.

Fusilier Louis Carter Drive

One road that is going to see its name changed is nearby Clinic Drive. As we reported in our newsletter, this Saturday (June 8) will see the name officially become Fusilier Louis Carter Drive.

A special ceremony will be held to mark the moment, something that Louis' mum, Denise, has long campaigned for. It will start from the Town Hall steps at 2pm on Saturday, June 8.

Town Crier Paul Gough will make the proclamation marking the day before the party makes its way to face Riversley Park Children’s Centre. At 2.10pm the parade will form up on Angels Way near the gate to the cemetery and Denise Carter will lay a wreath on her son’s grave.

The parade will step off at 2.30pm and will halt at Clinic Drive, with a service to rename the street, along with the cutting of a ribbon and the revealing of the new sign.

Then the parade will leave the newly named Fusilier Louis Carter Drive for a service at the Fusiliers’ (Royal Warwickshire) Memorial to mark Normandy Day.


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