Policy leads to blandness
3:10pm Friday 8th February 2013 in Letters
I RECENTLY contacted my local councillor, Charles Ferris, about the naming of new streets.
I suggested that as a small step in promoting Newport as a progressive city we might use the names of, for example, Lise Meitner, Emmy Noether, Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie. This is an international selection of women scientists. Mr Ferris was informed by “Street Scene” that the names of individuals were no longer used because one person’s hero was another’s villain.
A blanket ban and blandness seems to have replaced judgement.
Dr D Midgley Fields Park Avenue Newport