Plans to change street name

A roadside vigil to Joe Cannon
A roadside vigil to Joe Cannon

Friends and family members of Joe ‘Cheek’ Cannon want to change the place where he died to ‘Cheek Cannon Corner’ as a permanent memorial to the popular younster.

Joe was hit by a Ford transit van at the junction of Shaw Crescent and Robin Hood Drive on the Ruffs estate in Hucknall.

Now a Facebook campaign has been launched to call for the name-change.

As well as a fun day to commemorate his life, special badges with ‘In Memory of Cheek Cannon’ have been made.

Joe’s funeral will be held on Friday August 21, meeting at the car park on Laughton Crescent by 12.30pm for a service at St Mary’s Church at 1pm and burial at 2pm.

Hundreds attended a vigil for the well-loved 16-year-old who died two days after the crash.

A spokesperson for Ashfield District Council confirmed that the name change is something the council would consider. She said: “To go ahead, first there is a process we would go through. We would have to consult the people living on that street whose addresses would change. Two thirds of the residents street would have to agree for it to go ahead.”