The road to special honour...
A Darlington business park is offering local people an innovative and unusual way of commemorating the life of someone very special to them, or to the area.
City & Northern, which is developing Morton Palms business park in Darlington in partnership with regional development agency One NorthEast and Darlington Council, is seeking "in memory" nominations for a name for the main road which runs through the 28-acre site.
Elliott Ward, managing director of City & Northern, said: "Morton Palms is the new gateway to business in the area so we wanted the name of the spine road to be one of real significance to the life of someone who has achieved something outstanding in the Tees Valley.
"We have a completely open mind on the type of person who can be nominated. It may be that someone has a family member who is not well-known but they feel should be recognised for their bravery, charity work or achievement. On the other hand, it may be someone who is already famous in the area, for example for sport or innovation, receives the accolade. It entirely depends on who the public nominate."
Entrants are asked to explain, in no more than 100 words, why they feel their nomination should be the winner. Nominations can only be made for people who are deceased.
Entries should be sent by post to Name for Morton Palms Spine Road, Recognition, Lingfield House, McMullen Road, Darlington DL1 1RW.
The three best nominations will be publicised before a final winner, which will be chosen by a panel of judges, is announced. The closing date is July 1.