Mid Devon Council has issued a statement defending its decision to ban the use of apostrophes in new street names:
“Our proposed policy on street naming and numbering covers a whole host of practical issues, many of which are aimed at reducing potential confusion over street names. Although there is no national guidance that stops apostrophes being used, for many years the convention we’ve followed here is for new street names not to be given apostrophes.
In fact, there are currently only three official street names in Mid Devon which include them: Beck’s Square and Blundell’s Avenue, both in Tiverton, and St George’s Well in Cullompton – all named many, many years ago. No final decision has yet been made and the proposed policy will be discussed at Cabinet. The next meeting of the Cabinet is on 28 March.”
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