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Council spends £180,000 renaming Black Boy Lane in north London


A London street slammed for 'racist connotations' has been renamed with a huge cost of £180,000, it has been claimed. 

From this week, Tottenham's Black Boy Lane is to be rebranded as La Rose Lane, following outrage from Black Lives Matter campaigners.  

The new name is inspired by the black publisher John La Rose, a Haringey local who was a political activist and launched New Beacon Books in 1966. 

But heritage campaigners, Save Our Statues, alleged that the name change has cost Haringey Council £180,000 of public money.

It is thought that Black Boy Lane was named after a pub in the late 17th century.  

The decision to change the street name to 'La Rose Lane' was made by the council in February last year.

'Haringey Council is committed to taking action to both address inequality and celebrate the rich diversity of our borough. We recognise that there are different views on how best to do this,' it was stated online.