Change of Name from Alderney Recreation Ground
through the project it was clear the time had come for a change of name for
Alderney Recreation Ground.
ground' implied sports/play facilities - something that had been
missing from the space for some time. The shortened version 'rec' might
bring to mind 'wreck' which isn't particularly attractive.
Several residents came up with proposals which we published here,
together with a few of our own suggestions, and we asked you to
let us know what you think by voting online or by post/telephone.
Voting on the extended
selection of 13 names ended on 31st January
2007. By far the most
popular choices were:
Alderney Manor Park (28% of the vote) and
Bourne Valley Park (18%).
Equal third came Alderney Park and
Manor Park, each with 10% of the vote.
We then reduced the selection to three
(Alderney Manor Park, Bourne Valley Park and 'no change') and
votes were made for a further 6 months:
Bourne Valley Park
became the front runner with 52% of the vote overall
Alderney Manor Park achieved 43%.
Only 5% of voters
requested no change.
Voting finally ended on 31st July 2007
and the change to Bourne Valley Park was
agreed by local Ward Councillors.