Still time to have your say in choosing the name of the Bexhill to Hastings link road

Private rob Wood who was killed in Camp Bastion
Private rob Wood who was killed in Camp Bastion

There’s still chance to help choose the name of the new link road - but you have only until Sunday.

The public can vote on the list on names drawn up by Rother District Council ahead of the decision by the planning committee on Thursday May 17.

In the mix is Private Robert Wood, the Bexhill soldier killed in Afghanistan, whose name his friends and family hope to see chosen in honour of him.

Rob, 28, died in a fire inside Camp Bastion and left behind a baby son, Noah, who is now three years old.

He had grown up in Bexhill and joined the army at the age of 19.

Mum Alison, of Turkey Road, this week said she and husband Graham were “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support for their son with many keen to have the opportunity to vote for his name.

She commented: “I knew that Rob had got lots of friends but it seems to have taken off. It is fantastic so many people want this road named after him. It has been an amazing response.”

A Rother District Council spokesman said: “The naming of the Link Road seems to have really caught the imagination of the people of Rother and we’ve so far received more than 1,500 votes.

“We’d encourage anyone who has not yet voted to do so by Sunday (13) to ensure their voice is heard ahead of a final decision being made by planning committee next week (Thu 17).”

You can do so by voting online at, by emailing or writing to Communications, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX.

The other names people are being asked to vote on are:

Asten Valley Way, Combe Valley Way, The Combe Valley Link, Combecutting Lane, King Harold Way, King William’s Way, Kingsway, Marsh View Way, Pilot Alfred Davies Way, Pilot Davies Way, The Old Railway, The Spitfire Link, The Valley Bypass, Viaduct Cross, Viaduct Road/ Way, Viking Way and Worsham Valley Way.