Photo of Raj Kumar (courtesy of Express and Star)

A road will be named after popular Ashmore Park shopkeeper, Raj Kumar, who died last year.

Raj Kumar, aged 52, ran Ashmore Park Hardware for more than 30 years before his death in August.

A currently unnamed service road behind Mr Kumar's shop is now to be renamed Raj Kumar Drive in a permanent tribute to the community stalwart.

Darren Baggs, Assistant Director – Housing at Wolverhampton Homes said:

Raj Kumar was such a popular figure in Ashmore Park. When we were approached by Cllr Bateman about the possibility of naming a road after Mr Kumar, we were pleased to help. It is now all happening and on Friday 18th May at 12pm, the new road sign will be unveiled by Mrs Kumar and her family.

Councillor Phil Bateman said:

We will have a lasting memory of Raj by having the road named after him. It's a really nice long lasting tribute to a man who affected the hearts and minds of thousands of Ashmore Parkers and further afield. I think this tribute is very worthy of the man, and the people of Wednesfield will very much appreciate it."

The new road signs will be unveiled by Mrs Kumar and her family on Friday 18th May at 12pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

Photo used with permission of Express and Star.


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