New street in St Helier named ‘Moneypenny Lane’
Following the street naming competition run by the developers of Merchants Square, Le Masurier, a new name has been given to the street that will run past the (new) Premier Inn Hotel and Freedom Centre (the former Odeon). It will connect Bath Street, Rue De Funchal and Halkett Place.
‘Moneypenny Lane’ was submitted by 8-year-old Charlotte Wiltcher Woodman from Grouville Primary School and chosen as the winning name out of 177 entries.
Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier, said: “We were delighted that so many children got involved in the street naming competition. There were some really imaginative entries.
“Moneypenny Lane is a very appropriate choice as it pays homage to Mr Moneypenny, the former manager of the Odeon cinema, but also accords with Miss Moneypenny from the numerous Bond films shown in the Odeon. I hope the public enjoy the open space and connectivity that Moneypenny Lane will provide.”
Brian presented Charlotte her prizes, an iPad, £250 of book vouchers and £500 of book vouchers for her school.
Charlotte’s mum, Sarah Woodman said: “I am so proud and delighted for Charlotte and that her name for the street was chosen. It is such a special and unique opportunity. The prizes make it a very generous one too and I want to say a big thank you to Le Masurier. Our whole family feel it is a great honour for Charlotte’s idea to have been chosen as the winning street name, and we hope that the people of Jersey will love it too.”
Moneypenny Lane is due to officially open to the public in November 2021 when Charlotte will be invited to unveil the new name.