New road to be named after ex-Preston mayor

Rose Kinsella
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A new road on a social housing development could be named after an honorary alderman and former Mayor of Preston.

Community Gateway wants to name the road at the site of 14 new homes in the city after board member Rose Kinsella, who is described as the “fundamental driving force of the association”.

And the former Gateway chairman said she was “absolutely thrilled” with the proposal. The board of the Community Gateway Association (CGA) suggested naming the road “Kinsella Close” as part of its £1.8m Meadow House development off St Paul’s Road, Deepdale, and councillors will discuss the proposal at a meeting on April 24.

Rose was chairman of CGA’s shadow board from 2004, and in 2005, as the organisation’s first tenant chairman, she signed the transfer agreement to create the Community Gateway Association.

She stood down as chairman in 2013 but is still on the board as one of seven tenant members. Rose, who also served on Preston Council, said: “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to be honoured in this way by the Board at CGA. I also thank Preston Council for supporting this application.

“I am immensely proud about everything CGA has done for residents in Preston and look forward to welcoming new residents to this amazing new development later on this year.”

Diane Bellinger, CGA chief executive, said: “The board at CGA is proud to put forward Rose’s name to the council to bestow this honour. As CGA’s first chairman, she is an inspirational leader who led from the front to bring huge change for residents across the city. It is fitting that we can honour her in this way.”