It’s all in the name

Alexander Stevens with the brochure for a new housing development in Belper that he named. He is with Angela Stevens, of Peveril Homes.
Alexander Stevens with the brochure for a new housing development in Belper that he named. He is with Angela Stevens, of Peveril Homes.

A SCHOOLBOY from Belper will forever have a legacy in the town after winning a competition to name a brand-new housing development.

Alexander Stevens, ten, a pupil at St John’s Primary School on Laund Nook, chose a name for a Peveril Homes’ site off Nailers Way.

His suggestion — ‘Beaurepaire at Alton Manor’ — was the winner in a competition that was set up at his school by Peveril Homes.

The competition tasked pupils to come up with some creative names which reflected the local area. In the end, Alexander emerged triumphant with his suggestion – the old name for Belper, meaning ‘beautiful retreat’ – and he was rewarded with WH Smith vouchers.

Angela Thomas, of Belper firm Peveril Homes, said: “I’d like to thank the school for taking part. The local community is an important part of every development we build, so it’s nice and fitting that the name was chosen by one of its members.”