Earlier this year, Le Masurier encouraged Islanders aged five to 18 to name the street – which will run past the Premier Inn Hotel and the former Odeon cinema. It is being created as part of the Merchant’s Square development.
Eight-year-old Charlotte Wiltcher Woodman, who attends Grouville Primary School, submitted the winning name, which was selected from 177 submissions. She won an iPad, £250 worth of book vouchers and a further £500 in book vouchers for her school.
Brian McCarthy, managing director of Le Masurier, said the company was ‘delighted’ that so many children had got involved with the competition.
‘There were some really imaginative entries,’ he said. ‘Moneypenny Lane is a very appropriate choice, as it pays homage to Mr [Tony] Moneypenny, a former manager of the Odeon cinema, but also accords with Miss Moneypenny, from the numerous Bond films shown in the Odeon. I hope the public enjoy the open space and connectivity that Moneypenny Lane will provide.’
Charlotte’s mother, Sarah Woodman, said: ‘I am so proud and delighted for Charlotte and that her name for the street was chosen. It is such a special and unique opportunity. The prizes make it a very generous one too and I want to say a big thank you to Le Masurier. Our whole family feel it is a great honour for Charlotte’s idea to have been chosen as the winning street name, and we hope that the people of Jersey will love it too.’
Moneypenny Lane will open to the public in November, and Charlotte will be invited to unveil the name.