Liverpool road named after former councillor
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities
New housing development road named after former councillor
A road on a new Liverpool housing development is to be named after a former councillor.
The Cobalt Housing scheme, off Storrington Avenue, Croxteth, includes a street which will be called Rose Bailey Close, in honour of the former Deputy Lord Mayor.
Rose, who died two years ago, played a pivotal role in uniting the Croxteth community following the tragic murder of Rhys Jones.
A street sign will be unveiled today in a ceremony attended by members of her family, the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, councillors and the local community.
“If ever anybody deserved to be honoured in the is way it is Rose,“ said Mayor Joe Anderson. “She was somebody who had real pride in the area she represented and she never missed an opportunity to speak up on behalf of Croxteth and Liverpool.
“We will never forget the way she fought to show the true face of the community when she saw how it had been represented in the aftermath of Rhys Jones’ death.
“It is still hard to believe that she is now longer with us and is still badly missed by her family, friends and by all parties on the council.
“It is only right that there should be a permanent tribute to her in the heart of the community which she championed so well.”
Rose represented Croxteth on the city council from 1998 and 2010.
At the time of her death she was Deputy Lord Mayor and would have become the city’s Lord Mayor the following year.
She was posthumously made an Honorary Alderwoman.