Vote for new square name

An artist's impression of how the completed Civic Square will look.
An artist's impression of how the completed Civic Square will look.

YOU can have YOUR say in voting for the name of Worksop’s new and revamped Civic Square - which is set for it’s grand relaunch next month.

The £500,000 square was designed to be a modern and simple community area to compliment the new cinema, and is set to reopen next month in a grand May Day Festival.

Pictured is the building site of the new Civic Square in Worksop  (w111207-3b)

Pictured is the building site of the new Civic Square in Worksop (w111207-3b)

The final shortlist of names which you can vote for is: Mercian Square, Old Market Square and Jubilee Square.

The shortlist of names for the redeveloped square is made up from ideas submitted by the public that were originally chosen by the Council’s chairman and chief executive, and Worksop Guardian editor Chris Burton.

A spokesman from Bassetlaw District Council said: “We hope that the new Civic Square will become a focal point for the community with events like the May Day Celebration, the Remembrance Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On.”

“We will also be encouraging local community groups and organisations to use the square for their events.”

He added: “ By asking the people of Worksop to name the Civic Square we are offering everybody the chance to be involved in making the latest piece of Worksop’s history and hopefully engender a feeling of community ownership.”

Coun Pressley, portfolio holder for community prosperity, said: “I am confident that this initiative will complement the cinema development, bringing people into our town. This square will enhance the area around the town hall and is an exciting development for Worksop. We believe this will attract further visitors to the district..”

The announcement of the winning suggestion for the name for the Civic Square will be announced on May Day Festival on the Square which on Monday 7th May.

The schedule for the Worksop May Day Festival is:

11am – Official Naming Ceremony for the New Civic Square

11.30am – Worksop Miners Welfare Brass Band

12pm – Lion and Dragon Dancing (SMTA Fitness & Kung Fu Studio)

1am - Ryton Chorale performance

2pm – Outwood Academy School Choir

2.30pm – Harworth Brass Band

3pm – Rebecca’s Dance School

There will also be stilt walkers, facepainting, a bouncy castle, inflatable assault course and a food market.

l TO VOTE for what YOU think the square should be called, send your vote to: Civic Square name, Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, , S80 2AY.