The new name commemorates a local celebrated artist – John La Rose – who founded the first Caribbean publishing company in Britain and co-founded the Black Parents Movement from parents involved in the George Padmore Supplementary School to combat the brutalisation and criminalisation of young black people, and to agitate for youth and parent power and decent education.

John La Rose died on 28 February 2006. He is part of a Caribbean tradition of radical and revolutionary activism whose input has reverberated across continents.

Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey Council, said:

“Under the Haringey Council constitution the Corporate Committee have the power to rename roads.

“The committee have taken that view after considerable consultation and we must respect that decision. The process will take some time and we want to ensure we support residents through this period.

“We consulted on the renaming of Black Boy Lane in favour of La Rose Lane as part of a review of monument, buildings, place and street names, aimed at ensuring that our public spaces across Haringey are reflective and respectful of our wonderfully rich and diverse borough.

“As part of our commitments to tackling systematic inequalities and responding to the Black Lives Matter movement we will work alongside residents, and stakeholders to celebrate our diversity through commemoration, public artworks, education and more. A road name change is only a small aspect of the bigger picture in our fight against inequality.”

One Response to Haringey Council’s Corporate Committee have taken the decision to rename Black Boy Lane to La Rose Lane.

  1. Phil Roberts says:

    Another part of our history to be removed where will it all end

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