209Young people from Stokesley are being asked to come up with new street names for future developments in the area.

“Hambleton District Council has the legal responsibility to ensure that all streets and properties in the Hambleton area are named and numbered correctly,” said Councillor Brian Phillips, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Planning Services.

“But with a number of large planning applications coming forward across the district it is getting extremely hard to come up with innovative names for streets.

“Through talks with the developer, developing the land at  White House Farm in Stokesley we have agreed to draft in some fresh ideas from the younger members of our community and pilot a ‘street naming’ competition.’

The competition has been launched with both Stokesley Primary School and Stokesley Secondary School in partnership with Taylor Wimpey who are providing a prize for the chosen winning names – additional names will also be kept on file and if used in future developments will receive a prize.

If successful it is hoped to run the competition across the whole of Hambleton – any schools interested in taking up the challenge should contact either Clare Little, clare.little@hambleton.gov.uk or Amanda Madden, Amanda.madden@hambleton.gov.uk at Hambleton District Council on 01609 779977.