‘Dele Alley could be coming to South Norfolk soon’ - council makes World Cup road naming pledge

PUBLISHED: 14:20 09 July 2018

Southgate Lane in Lakenham has been renamed. Picture: Clive Jolly

Southgate Lane in Lakenham has been renamed. Picture: Clive Jolly


Kane Rise, Maguire Close and Dele Alley.

These are all streets people moving into new builds in South Norfolk could one day be coming home to - if England claim World Cup glory.

As Three Lions fever grips the nation, South Norfolk Council has nailed its colours firmly to the mast, with a suggestion for how it might celebrate if Harry Kane and co bring back the trophy.

While Michael Edney, the council’s deputy leader, said the council was unable to organise any public screenings of Wednesday’s semi-final with Croatia, they would pay tribute to Gareth Southgate’s side in a different way,

He said: “While wholeheartedly supporting the national team, the council does not have any plans to organise a public screening of England’s appearances in the semi-final and then final of the World Cup.

“We will, however, consider naming the streets of our next Big Sky development site after the team when they bring home the trophy.

“Kane Rise, Dele Alley or Maguire Close could be coming to somewhere in South Norfolk soon.”

The next development from Big Sky - the development company owned by the council - will be in Cringleford, where the names could end up.

It comes after a road in Lakenham, which already shares a name with manager Gareth Southgate, was customised to honour the England boss.

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