Council to ban rude street names

Sometimes we can be very easily amused here at bdaily. So when we heard that a council in East Sussex is preparing to ban potentially rude street names we were a little disappointed.

Streets such as Hoare Road and Cracknuts Lane could be renamed under Lewes District Council's new guidelines, which are targeted at preventing unflattering names and double entendres.

The Daily Mail reports that Lewes's present day Juggs Road and Cockshut Road may well have been rejected by the proposed rules.

Names "capable of deliberate misinterpretation" like Hoare Road, Typple Avenue, Quare Street, and Corfe Close (Number 4 on this street is the problem) would be outlawed.

Former councillor Rachel Powell, of Cockshut Road, said: "I would hate for the name to change. It has some history. I can see with political correctness why the council would not want these sort of names but it is a pity."

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  1. Richard Hoare

    14:22 6 Jan 2009

    what is so funny about Hoare road?

    Richard Hoare

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