Published on 30th August 2011

Residents asked to approve street names with royal theme

A competition to name four new streets in St Paul ’s has been heralded a great success after residents put forward a selection of top class suggestions.

Open to St Paul ’s residents aged 12 and over, Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) launched the Up Your Street! competition to find names for the new cul-de-sacs being built as part of the ‘Transforming St Paul’s’ regeneration scheme.

The street naming competition, invited suggestions that reflected the character of the local area or represented a pride in the past, present or future and after careful consideration a panel of experts whittled down the entries to one winning set of names inspired by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee being celebrated next year. The four street names put forward are: Windsor Close, Queens Close, Diamond Close and Jubilee Close.

St Paul ’s tenants have now been asked to give their thumbs up to the final selection before the names are officially registered.

Paul Davies, Chief Executive at CBH and a member of the Up Your Street! judging panel said: "We were delighted with the response we received from residents and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to put forward their suggestions. It was a very difficult task to choose the eventual winner but we think that the final names will be a popular choice and will reflect the history of the day. All we need now is the approval from the St Paul ’s community that they are happy with the names and then it will be full steam ahead!”

At the heart of the regeneration, 48 affordable homes are being built within the new cul-de-sacs which will be located in the Manser, Hudson and Hanover Street area.

Since 2005 CBH has been working closely with local residents to deliver the ‘Transforming St Paul’s’ scheme which is regenerating the area, making it an attractive place to live now and in the future. 48 new affordable homes will be built and work to improve 78 existing homes has already begun.


Notes for editors

Transforming St Paul ’s Regeneration Scheme:

48 new affordable homes will be built, due for completion in 2012. 78 existing properties in Manser Street , Hudson Street and Hanover Street will undergo an external transformation including:

  • new bay window in the front room
  • new timber-framed windows at the front of the property
  • re-rendering the property front
  • new walls and railings around the front garden
  • new bin storage areas in the front garden
  • paving and planting to create a new front garden

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council.
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with an overall satisfaction level of 85%, placing them in the top ten ALMOs nationally
  • The organisation’s approach to community development and participation; governance and equality and diversity has been recognised as good practice nationally
  • CBH continue to develop excellent services by working closely with customers. It will include building new homes and continuing to regenerate communities whilst tackling issues of worklessness and addressing social enterprise

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