A COUNCIL-ORGANISED vote has shown that some locals are in favour of Sprockhoevel Way and Avenue Lodeve as names for the Hemsworth A1 link road and access route.
Residents at the annual South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council meeting took part in a poll about the controversial names - with 31 people voting in favour and 12 voting against them.
Four residents at the meeting did not vote.
Coun Laurie Harrison came up with the names as part of South Kirkby’s twin-town link with Sprockhoevel in Germany and Lodeve in France.
He said: “I would prefer to name the roads after friendship rather than a battle that may have killed hundreds. Reaching out across Europe is what I hope we will all aspire to do.”
A number of other issues were also raised during public question time at the meeting.
Cherylynn Cougill, of White Apron Street, South Kirkby, complained about the ‘dangerous’ speed of traffic on her road and said she was taking her life in her hands when trying to cross.
Coun Harrison agreed to write to Wakefield Council to see what can be done to tackle the problem.
And Malcolm Till, of Clayton Holt, South Kirkby, voiced his concern over the cost of the community bus service, which amounts to £60,000 per year, and suggested the money be used to buy a snow plough.
Coun Thomas Allsopp said that the facility was needed as he had visited The Laurel’s Nursing Home during his time as mayor and spoke to a woman who had gone out for the first time in four years by using the community bus.