Preston West won’t change name

Enderby council has shot down a staff recommendation to investigate possibly changing the name of Preston West.

An Enderby road won’t play the name game.

City council has shot down a staff recommendation to investigate possibly changing the name of Preston West.

“It’s a big thing to change the name of a road,” said Coun. Brian Schreiner.

“Residents have to change their addresses.”

The discussion arose because of the similarity between Preston West and Preston Crescent.

“Issues have arisen related to deliveries intended for residences along Preston West being delivered to residences along Preston Crescent, creating an inconvenience for those involved,” said Kurt Inglis, assistant corporate officer, in a memo.

Staff had recommended surveying residents to determine if they wanted to shift to a new name.

“It would be too much work by staff,” said Schreiner, adding that the situation in Enderby isn’t unique.

“It’s not unusual in other communities to have a main artery with crescents and cul-de-sacs (with similar names).”

While the name of Preston West won’t change, city staff have been instructed to take action.

“Let’s see if better signage will work,” said Schreiner.