Name your town centre and win £50

Town Centre Naming Competition

The public competition to choose a name for Bradley Stoke’s new town centre finally got underway on Friday (16th May), five days later than the date previously announced by Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC) and Tesco at a Special Council Meeting on 8th May.

Tesco had decided back in March to call the development “The Brooks Centre”, but in a remarkable U-turn the company decided to honour its promise to hold a public competition to choose the name.

Entry forms for the contest are available from:

  • The customer service desk at the existing Tesco store
  • The offices of Bradley Stoke Town Council
  • Bradley Stoke Library

or: Download the entry form.

Completed forms should be sent to BSTC or Tesco at the addresses shown on the form.

Alternatively, contestants may send their suggested name to one of the following email addresses:

Note that the BSTC email address shown on posters on display in the Tesco store is incorrect. [Postscript: this has now been corrected]

Strangely, the competition is open to all UK residents, not just residents of Bradley Stoke. Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 6th June, with judging taking place on Monday 9th June.

The winner will receive a £50 Tesco shopping voucher with an entry level personal computer being presented to their choice of local school or nominated registered charity.

The Journal Comments:

Here at The Journal we’re not so sure that our new town centre actually needs a name (other than “town centre”). After all, the development constitutes the whole town centre of Bradley Stoke, not just a part of it – so why does it need a name? We’re more interested in whether residents are going to get any useful community services in the town centre – such as a council drop-in centre, a bank, a post office and a dental surgery.

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