Thursday 1 December 2016

Bond Street La(i)ne 5 years on.


Some local hero is still periodically blanking out the intrusive "I" in this street nameplate. 

Nearly 5 years ago The Brighton Society applied to the Council to have the street renamed without the "I" on the grounds that it fed and perpetuated the confusion over the correct historical use of the words "lane" and "laine" in Brighton. The Council started a public consultation as it is legally required to do but as there was one objection the request had to be referred to the Magistrates Court. At this point, owing to the likely costs involved, the Council withdrew from the case and the single objector won the day.

Ever since the "I" has been regularly appearing and disappearing. Evidently for at least one person a battle was lost but an armistice not signed.

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