Borough Council of Wellingborough

Road on new development named after the late Councillor Michael Prescod.

Published Tuesday, 01 November 2016

A road on the new Mayfair Holdings Ltd development of 13 new homes has been named after the late Councillor Michael Prescod, who served Wellingborough’s Castle ward from 1995.

Councillor Prescod was also Mayor of Wellingborough in 1998, and worked tirelessly to promote and advocate a richer quality of life for the ethnic minority communities in the town, and was instrumental in the creation of the Wellingborough African and Caribbean Community Centre. In 2001 Councillor Prescod was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to the community.

 

Family and friends met at Prescod Close, situated off Irthlingborough Road, to acknowledge the street naming.

 

Councillor Brian Emerson said: “I was delighted this road has been named in memory of Councillor Michael Prescod, who contributed so much to the local community, especially in terms of equality issues during his time with Wellingborough Council. This is a fitting tribute to him.”