Cllr Darren Ennis

Labour has been reassured that one of its councillors will play a key role in a ceremony to mark the naming of new roads in Burntwood after some of the town’s war heroes.

Twenty streets on the new Milestone Way will take inspiration from the names of those on a nearby memorial to those who fell during World War Two.

Cllr Darren Ennis

Burntwood Town Councillor Darren Ennis led efforts with the Burntwood Family History Group to trace the families of the men to seek permission for their names to be used.

But Labour had been concerned that Lichfield District Council had not recognised his efforts in publicity around the move.

Cllr Christopher Spruce, Cabinet member for finance and democracy at Lichfield District Council, said he would be key to any public event at the new development.

“We are looking at a formal ceremony to mark the naming of the new roads,” he told a meeting of the district council. “But it will not be until the development is complete.

“Cllr Ennis will be at the forefront as a tribute to his work in tracing the families of the fallen, who will also all be invited.”

Among the new names for the Milestone Way development are:

  • Ruston Road
  • Collis Close
  • Oakley Road
  • Fitch Croft
  • Brawn Croft
  • West Croft
  • Plumb Close
  • Faunch Close
  • Wright Close
  • Howdle Croft
  • Follows End
  • Glover Close
  • Gough Lane
  • Smith Way
  • Vayro Close
  • Bird Grove
  • James Close
  • Pooler Close
  • Murcott End
  • Brazier Close


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