Reverting back to Newton-in-the-Isle
A Fenland village will be reverting back to its historical roots after a name change has been given the green light.
Newton will now become Newton-in-the-Isle after Fenland District Council gave the go-ahead at last week’s meeting.
The name change comes after residents put forward the suggestion during a survey for the village plan.
An application for the name change was made by parish councillors.
Chairman Doug Fullbrook is delighted with the result.
He said: “The parish council is very pleased. We will now be able to go back to the old name.
“This is something the village has asked for and the parish council wanted to achieve.”
Cllr Fullbrook said it would also help to distinguish the village from the 42 Newtons across the country.
He said: “There are quite a few Newtons in Cambridgeshire. Sometimes our correspondence has been going astray down there.
“We wanted to be different and to give the village a more unique identity.”
The name was changed by the district council on Thursday under Section 75 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The parish council will also be ordering new village signs.
A report on the village plan will be given to parish councillors on Monday, March 7, at 7pm in the village hall. Villagers are welcome to attend the special meeting, which includes public participation.