After receiving over 400 entries, the Stretford town centre team have finally managed to whittle them down to the final three. The finalists were decided according to relevance to the given themes of heritage, community and culture. 

The three finalists are: 


Hibberd Square - Named after Joan Hibberd, a beloved resident of Stretford since 1922. Joan Hibberd is celebrated in the town for her active commitment to civic engagement, which has made a lasting impact on the Stretford community. 

Lloyd Square - Inspired by Sir Anthony Joseph Lloyd, a dedicated public servant, who represented Stretford as a Member of Parliament for many years. Known for his commitment to social justice and community welfare, Lloyd tirelessly advocated for the residents of Stretford and significantly contributed to the area’s development and well-being. 

Enriqueta Square - Dedicated to distinguished philanthropist and bibliophile, Enriqueta Rylands, who resided in Stretford and founded the famous John Rylands Library in Manchester city centre. Her dedication to preserving knowledge and promoting education has left an enduring legacy in the world of literature and beyond. 

Head to the next Stretford Socials on Saturday 1st June to cast your vote at the polling station. Keep up to date with our social media to have your say digitally. 

Terms and Conditions


  • Eligibility: Participation in the square naming competition is limited to individuals residing within the Greater Manchester area.
  • Entry Limitation: Each participant is allowed one entry only.
  • Submission Deadline: All entries must be submitted by the designated deadline of Sunday 19th May, 11:59 PM GMT. No submissions will be accepted after this time.
  • Parental Consent: Individuals under the age of 16 must obtain permission from a parent or legal guardian before entering the competition.
  • Consent for Publicity: By submitting an entry, participants consent to the use of their name, photograph, and submitted content for social media and public relations activities related to the competition.
  • Social Media and PR Participation: All participants agree to take part in any social media or public relations activities associated with the competition, if requested.
  • Judging Criteria: Names will be judged according to their creativity, relevance to the local area and adherence to the specified themes of heritage, community and culture, and suitability for square / street naming criteria.
  • Intellectual Property Rights: All submitted entries become the property of Stretford town centre, participants relinquish rights to their submissions beyond the competition.
  • Disqualification: We reserve the right to disqualify any entries that do not adhere to the rules or that are deemed inappropriate or offensive.
  • Winner Notification: Winner and runners up will be notified via email and in a public announcement at The Stretfest on Saturday 6th July
  • Contact Information: You can contact the town centre team with any questions or concerns regarding the competition at StretfordTownCentre@bruntwood.co.uk
  • Acceptance of Terms: Submission of an entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions in full