Children and young people are being invited to enter a competition to name a brand-new street for St Helier in Jersey.
As part of the Merchants Square development, a new street will be created that will link the Millennium Town Park to the Central Market and the Library. It will run past the Premier Inn Hotel and Freedom Centre (the former Odeon) and will connect Bath Street, Rue De Funchal and Halkett Place. The competition, which has launched today (18th January), will run for the next 3 weeks.
The deadline for entries is 7th February 2021. The winning name will be chosen by the property developer of Merchants Square, Le Masurier.
Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier, commented: “We are really excited to launch this competition today and we are inviting children and young people from the ages of 5 to 18 to send in their ideas to name the new street in St Helier. An opportunity like this doesn’t happen very often and we really want to encourage the younger generation to bring their ideas forward.
“We are asking parents of children under the age of 18 to help them by submitting their idea for a name online. Details of how to enter can be found on the Merchants Square website and on our Merchants Square social media channels. We are very much looking forward to receiving the entries and we have some great prizes on offer for the winner. We wish everyone the best of luck!”
The Merchants Square website has a page dedicated to the competition where you can read all about the history of Le Masurier and the site that Merchants Square is being built on. Find out how to enter and read the terms and conditions here.
The prizes for the winner will be an iPad, £250 of book vouchers for themselves and £500 of book vouchers for their school. The winner will also be invited to reveal the name of the new street when it officially opens to the public.