Fareham Borough Council is reminding residents that there is still time before 31 March to take part in history and help name the New Community North of Fareham.
The Council has researched local historical records to come up with the three names that people can consider. Each of the three names has a close historical connection with the land to the North of Fareham.
Spurlings: The name 'Spurlings' is marked on the 1879 Ordnance Survey map. In 1841 it was occupied by Charles Osborn (1794-1859). Charles Osborn developed the Victorian villas along Osborn Road. Today, there is a Spurlings Road north of the M27 at Junction 11.
Swansdell: Swans Dell Cottage was occupied in 1841 by the gamekeeper of Roche Court and a labourer John Stares. Swan Dell Cottage is marked on the 1879 Ordnance Survey map.
Welborne: Welborne relates to fields immediately north of Kiln Road and south of Kneller Court. The land was occupied at the time of the tithe map by John Budd. He occupied a lot of land in the area including a house, garden yard and buildings at North Fareham and also the former Pooke Farm. The land was owned as part of Fareham Manor by the Gardiner family of Roche Court.
Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Seán Woodward said: "This is a great opportunity for residents to help shape the identity of the New Community North of Fareham. The three names were carefully selected after researching local landmarks and history of the area, therefore we would like the public to select the name that they like best."
There are a number of ways for people to get involved and vote for their favourite name:
The voting exercise will be running until Sunday 31st March. Once all the votes have been counted, the name with the most votes will be announced at the meeting of the Council's Executive on 15th April. This will be subject to the normal call in period.
More information on the new community can be found at www.fareham.gov.uk. If you have any questions about the Naming on the New Community North of Fareham consultation you can contact the Communications Team on 01329 236 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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