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Council to name road after double Olympic champion

Published Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Enfield Council has announced it is naming a road after its very own double equestrian gold medalist, Charlotte Dujardin.

Olympics, roads, highways, estate renewal

Miss Dujardin, who won individual and team dressage gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games with her horse, Valegro, was born in Enfield and was part of the triumphant "Greatest Ever" Team GB which lifted the entire nation in winning 65 medals in the Olympic Games and a further 120  in the Paralympic Games hosted in London last year.

Following planning permission being granted for a new 38 property street in Ponders End on 18 June, the council has confirmed the road they sit on will be named Dujardin Mews. Miss Dujardin has already had a postbox painted gold in her honour by the Royal Mail outside Enfield Town Station.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Charlotte Dujardin was one of the many stars in Team GB during the 2012 London Olympics and as she is an Enfield girl we are delighted we are able to honour her in this way.

"She was part of the fantastic Team GB which set the entire nation's pulses racing during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and we've been waiting for a while to find a suitable road to name after her. We're enormously proud of her achievements and she is a terrific role model for all the young people in Enfield who want to achieve great things in life."

Miss Dujardin said: "I am overwhelmed to have a street named after me. My roots are in Enfield and now I will always have a presence there - I feel humbled."

Photo reproduced with the permission of Team GB.

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