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Slag Lane in Westbury, Wiltshire was spotted on its side on Google Maps in 2016 and had disappeared two years later.

Despite residents and locals claiming the name of the street was inappropriate the town council decided not to rename it “Lakeside View” in 2014.

Wiltshire Council said new signs will be installed in early 2024.

There were suggestions angry residents removed the sign but the council said they are unsure what happened but believe a bus knocked in to it while turning.

Slag Lane was originally named after the slag piles from the town’s iron works.

On the Spotted Westbury Facebook group calls were made for the signs to be reinstated even though “some residents don’t like the signs being up”.

One local said: “It’s been that name for years, what’s the problem?”

Another said: “Why buy or rent a home in a lane with a name you don’t like?”

Wiltshire is also home to other ‘rude’ street names such as Honey Knob Hill in Swindon and Old Sodom Lane near Lyneham.

It also has the road names Wilsford Cum Lake close to Salisbury, Cuckoo’s Knob near Marlborough and Twatley in Malmesbury.

Wiltshire Council said: “It was taken forward to be resolved under local highways maintenance.

“The new signs were ordered immediately after the meeting. We hope the new signs will be installed early in the new year.”


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This notice was published: 2024-01-02 11:40:00

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