Residents of Lockleaze are invited to cast their votes for the names of eight streets at One Lockleaze, the first development for Goram Homes, Bristol City Council’s housing company.
Anyone with a Lockleaze postcode can vote via a ballot paper that can be found in local shops, community spaces and businesses in the area by returning the paper to The Hub on Gainsborough Square.
The Street names that residents can choose from were inspired by Bristol’s artistic heritage, and feature actors, musicians and artists who have impacted the city. In addition, Langley Street has been shortlisted by the community in memory of Joy Langley, a devoted and well-loved member of the Lockleaze community who died in 2018.
Voting opens on 1 June and closes on 30 June, with the winning names set to be confirmed by August 2022. Each voter will also be entered into a raffle to win £50 worth of Amazon vouchers.
Stephen Baker, Managing Director, Goram Homes said:
“We are delighted that the community will be involved in naming the streets of our first development for Bristol. One Lockleaze, with its high number of affordable homes, on site skills academy and new park is exactly the type of development Goram Homes is focused on delivering.”
Work has already started on site at One Lockleaze to build 268 high quality and sustainable new homes, from apartments to four-bedroom family houses, including 147 affordable homes for social rent and shared ownership. A new community park will be located at the heart of the development, and, as part of the Joint Venture’s commitment to creating a low carbon community, all the new homes will be connected to air source heat pumps, ensuring that the new development contributes to achieving the council’s vision of a greener Bristol.
Councillor Tom Renhard, Cabinet member for Housing Delivery and Homes said:
“We are committed to the creation of a mixed and balanced community within Lockleaze and it is important to sure new developments in the area play an active part in this. It’s vital that local people can play an active role in shaping their community, and now residents in Lockleaze can make their mark on this new neighbourhood by choosing the street names. Bristol has a hugely diverse and significant artistic heritage. Honouring the legacy of these artists and creative figures is another positive way to raise awareness of our city’s history and the people who’ve had an important impact on it.”
During construction Goram Homes and Vistry Partnerships will be running an onsite Skills Academy – an innovative training programme designed to create opportunities for local people to gain work experience and vocational qualifications, including NVQs and CSCS cards – a crucial first step into the industry.
The Romney House Skills Academy is being delivered in partnership with City of Bristol College and Partners in Bristol, and it will combine classroom and practical learning, with participants gaining live site experience on the Romney House project.
How to vote:
Ballot papers will be made available in the following locations:
- Hothfield Health Centre
- The Hub
- Crispy Cod Fish Bar
- John James Court
- Jhoots Pharmacy
- Lockleaze Library
Online voting will also be possible by following instructions on the ballot paper.
The full list of street names that residents can choose from is below:
- More Street| Hannah More: Educator, writer and social reformer, Hannah More was born and raised in Bristol. She was also known for her writings on abolition and for encouraging women to join the anti-slavery movement. Died 1833
- Redgrave Drive| Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave: Michael Redgrave was a stage and film actor, director, manager, and author. He was born and raised in Bristol and is best known for roles in Mourning Becomes Electra, The Night My Number Came Up and Time Without Pity. Died 1985
- Clara Lane| Dame Clara Butt: Clara Butt was an English contralto and was the nearest thing to a superstar celebrity in the 1890s. She lived in the Totterdown area of Bristol before becoming a world-famous concert singer, celebrated by royalty and adored by millions. Died 1936
- Russ Lane| Russ Conway: Conway was an English popular music pianist with 20 piano instrumentals in the UK Singles Chart between 1957 and 1963, including two number one hits. He was born in Bristol and attended Bristol Cathedral Choir School. Died 2000
- Hepworth Road| Barbara Hepworth: Crafted some of the earliest abstract sculptures produced in England and a formidable force in British contemporary art history. Died 1975
- Hodgkin Place| Sir Howard Hodgkin: Abstract artist who was of strong presence in the English art scene right until his recent passing in 2017. Died 2017
- Griffin Lane| Elsie Griffin: A famous singer from Bristol who became so with her career entertaining troops in WWI and went on to be a major operatic star. Died 1989
- Francis Drive| Francis Danby: A participant of the Bristol School of Artists he was a landscape artist who spent a lot of time in Bristol. Died 1861
- Eveline Drive| Eveline Blacker: Bristol’s first female architect, most famous for co-designing the Cenotaph in the city centre. Died 1956
- Ellen Lane| Ellen Sharples: Ellen was an English painter specialising in portraits. Died 1849.
- Rolinda Lane| Rolinda Sharples: Along with her mother Ellen, the pair help start the, now named, Royal West of England Academy. Died 1838.
- Langley Street| Joy Langley: Joy was a devoted Lockleaze community member for many years of her life, flooding the community with, as her name suggests, Joy. This would be a great opportunity to honour her. Died 2018.