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The nation's most popular street names for home buyers

THE latest research by leading property finance specialists, One77 Mortgages, has looked at the value of a good street name and which are the best to live on when it comes to attracting a buyer. One77 Mortgages looked at data from the Land Registry to compile a list of the top 20 most common street names across England and Wales on which properties have sold throughout the 2018. Station Road was the 2nd most popular with 2,755 transactions, closely followed by London Road with 1,778. Church Road also proved popular with 1,546, along with Main Street (1,469), Church Street (1,368), Park Road (1,297), Church Lane (1,002), Main Road (982) and Victoria Road (974). Others to make the top 20 include:- Queens Road, New Road, The Street, Manor Road, Mill Lane, The Avenue, West Street, Green Lane, The Green and Kings Road.

Managing Director of One77 Mortgages, Alastair McKee, commented:- "There we have it, if you want to buck the Brexit market blues you have a better chance of doing so if you live on 1 of these popular road names.  While a road name isn't the be all and end all, for many aspirational homeowners it can certainly have an impact on their decision to buy in the same way a not so desirable name can be off putting.  Whether it brings a greater feeling of exclusivity or eludes to a far better position than surrounding areas, a road name can make a big difference and those selling across the most popular ones should consider this when researching the market and hosting potential buyers during the viewing process. In the current market climate, it's vital to utilise every unique aspect your property possess in order to get a sale over the line."

Rank  Street Name Property Transactions
7 PARK ROAD 1297
12 NEW ROAD 877
15 MILL LANE 762
19 THE GREEN 684

Is your road listed above?  If yes, please do let us know what you think of the results via emailing us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com with your thoughts on this topic.

Letter to the Editor:- "Do you have information about a Boarding School named:- 'Croxton' in Southport?"

"WHEN I was growing up; this would be in the 1950's I went to a Boarding School named:- 'Croxton' which I believe was at 46 Hesketh Park, in Southport. I have been trying to find out what happened to the School as it doesn't seem to be still there; not a surprise; this goes back over 50 years ago. I went there and had some mixed experiences, both good and bad, so if any of your readers could at least refer to any information, I would be very appreciative. My name is Paul Chalker and I now live in America, in the state of Florida, but am anxious to get any information. Thanks..."

Editors note:- If you can help Paul, we will pass your email on to him. Please email us at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com, if you can help.  We are also told that 'Croxton' Preparatory School was sometimes referred to as:- 'Croxton College,'

Launch of Love.Life NSPCC digital resource

A new digital resource launched by the NSPCC to help parents and professionals explore the importance of healthy relationships with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has been backed by Mencap. Commissioned by the NSPCC to reach thousands of SEND young people across the UK, Love.Life is a new online digital resource centred around 3 films and accompanying activity and worksheets, designed to be used by parents and professionals working with young people aged 11 to 25 to explore issues such as relationships, feelings, consent and identity.

The Love.Life resources can be found on the new NSPCC Learning Portal's website; which is dedicated to housing the charity's training courses, research and resources for professionals that work with and come into contact with children and teenagers on a regular basis.

Today, Mencap are using #letschataboutthat to open up conversations about sexuality and relationships for people with a learning disability. Mencap are signposting to resources designed to help inform and shape those conversations, resources such as the NSPCC's Love.Life.

Jenny Sutton, Sex and Relationships Manager at Mencap, says:- 'We know that people with a learning disability can face multiple barriers to forming friendships and relationships, and to exploring and expressing their own sexuality. Knowing who to talk to and how to get help in this area is crucial. So we hope these resources help to open up positive conversations and opportunities for people with a learning disability and the people who support them."

Helen Westerman , NSPCC's campaigns manager for the North of England said:- "Love.Life is so engaging and an incredibly effective way of exploring keeping safe messages with SEND young people in a way they feel most comfortable with. Mencap's support for our launch of this online resource is vital. We know that disabled children are at a greater risk of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect than non-disabled children and Love.Life will give them the language and confidence to know when something isn't right, to have the confidence to say no and speak out."

El Stannage, the Director of Love.Life and who helped the NSPCC to create the online resource said:- "Love.Life began as a response to a need I witnessed during years of working with young people with learning difficulties. People were often giving mixed messages about their developing relationships and romances and there seemed to be a lot of fear and stigma in the air about these conversations. So Love.Life was born as a response to that, a way to get people talking about relationships and how to stay safe while living a full life with all the joy and heartbreak that might bring."

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