Voting starts on potential names for new Barkingside town square

PUBLISHED: 16:55 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:55 17 September 2014

Artist's impression of the new Barkingside town square

Artist's impression of the new Barkingside town square


Voting has started on potential names for the new Barkingside town square.

Redbridge Council has announced the shortlist of five names.

Two options are Spitfire Square and Squadron Square – to commemorate the RAF Fairlop military base 70 years after the start of the Second World War.

Another is Commemoration Square – in honour of Redbridge residents who fought in the First World War.

Harmony Square was chosen to reflect the harmony of Barkingside’s multicultural community.

The final choice is Ken Aston Square – named after the international football referee, a former Ilford County High School pupil who organised match officials at the 1966 World Cup and introduced yellow and red cards to the game.

Voters have until Sunday to place their votes either online or at Fullwell Cross Library, High Street, Barkingside,.

The winning name will be announced at the square’s Light Night event on Saturday, September 27, which starts at 10am and finishes 9pm.

The new and improved town square comes after £1.9million was awarded by the Greater London Authority in 2012 to regenerate the area.

Visit to place your vote online.

Read more:

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