THERE are “no plans” to change the name of Black Boy Lane in Maidenhead following the renaming of a street in London over concerns around ‘racial connotations.’

Cllr Phil Haseler (Con: Cox Green), the Royal Borough’s lead member for highways, said changing the street’s name is something ‘not on his list’ to do.

He said: “This matter has never been brought to my attention before. In my opinion, there’s nothing to suggest a change needs to be made.”

This was backed up by council leader Andrew Johnson (Con), who represents Hurley village where the road is located. He said there is no public outcry and they have “no plans” to change any street names.

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Black Boy Lane in north London was renamed earlier this year due to concerns about the racial connotations of its former name.

It is now called La Rose Lane, after black poet, publisher, and activist John La Rose.

Black Boy Lane in Hurley, which meets the River Thames and Frogmill and leads from the A4130 Henley Road, is a country road that only has a vacant pub on the corner called Black Boys Inn.

At the bottom of the road lies an uninhabited island on the River Thames called Black Boy island.

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The Black Boys Inn dates back to the 16th century and it is said to have been named after Charles II. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was contacted for further comment.