Review on Monuments, Building, Place and Street Names in Haringey
On 12 June 2020, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we announced our Review on Monuments, Building, Place and Street Names in Haringey – as locally, we are keen to ensure that the history of our monuments, building, place and street names are reflective of our values and the culture and diversity that we are so proud of in our borough.
As part of the Review, we will be working with our residents, communities and organisations, and experts to understand and address the history of the borough.
Renaming Black Boy Lane
One of the street names that has been immediately identified as needing review is Black Boy Lane. Meanings change over time, and the term Black Boy is now used most commonly as a derogatory name for African heritage men.
Because of that, we have proposed to rename Black Boy Lane and we consulted on two alternative street names.
The consultation is now closed, but you can find more information on the next steps on the Renaming Black Boy Lane page
Renaming Albert Road Recreation Ground
Albert Road Recreation Ground is known locally by many names: 'The Rec', 'Durnsford Park', 'Albert Rec'...
We are now proposing to rename it after world-renowned anti-apartheid campaigner, Oliver Reginald Tambo.
The consultation is running until Monday 23 November 2020.
If Haringey residents have concerns or queries about place, street or building names in the borough, please get in touch. Send your views to Leader@haringey.gov.uk
Statue of anti-apartheid campaigner Oliver Tambo unveiled in Haringey in October 2019.
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