No more Bournville village

AN IDEA to change the name of Weston s Bournville estate has been scrapped.

AN IDEA to change the name of Weston's Bournville estate has been scrapped.

Opinion about 'Bournville Village' was split when the idea of ward councillor Ian Parker was first revealed in the Weston & Somerset Mercury.

Cllr Parker said: "After speaking to a number of residents from the area I realised that many people had different views on my idea.

"I do not want to end up with a split in the community, which is why I am not going to go any further with the scheme."


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Cllr Parker said he felt dismayed to read letters from residents of the estate saying it had no facilities such as a church, which are an integral part of a village.

He said: "There are two churches on the estate, one of which is based in the For All Healthy Living Centre.

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"Numerous activities are held there throughout the week and the vicar gets involved with the community and does a wonderful job.

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