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Change the Name of The Sir John Hawkins Car Park

We the undersigned petition the council to Change the name of the Sir John Hawkins car park in Chatham so as to not honour this slave trader.

The Sir John Hawkins car park was named as such due to it being previously being connected to Sir John Hawkins Way, which no longer exists. Sir John Hawkins is considered to historically be Britains pioneer slave trader and he profited significantly through trading thousands of Africans, with thousands dying during the horrendous journeys. Changing the name to something more respectful would be appropriate so as to not honour a slave trader in any way.

This ePetition ran from 11/06/2020 to 30/07/2020 and has now finished.

39 people signed this ePetition.