Readers who are local to Warminster may have heard that a freshly re-made path situated near Dents HQ has been named after us. Entitled ‘Glovers Lane’, the new path name was approved by the Planning Advisory Committee of Warminster Town Council after a suggestion from a member of the local cycle club.
Glovers Lane was once an uneven and muddy pathway that raised safety concerns. Now, it provides an accessible connection between Newopaul Way and Portway Lane that is suitable for both cyclists and pedestrians, due to the newly fitted street lights and smoother surface.
We are thrilled that the lane is officially named after our craft. Dents has been based in Warminster for many years, and the company has made a positive impact on the local area and its manufacturing history. HQ moved to Furnax Lane four years ago, just around the corner from the Glovers Lane. Our CEO Deborah Moore says, “This is a wonderful recognition from Wiltshire Council and is a real tribute to the talented designers and the skilled leather cutters and hand sewers who have worked so hard here over the decades.”
The route provides easy accessibility to Dents HQ and the surrounding businesses in the area. “Glovers Lane will be useful for employees at the Business Parks to get to work; and it also means our popular Factory Shop will be within easier reach for many local residents,” Deborah says.
Horace Prickett, the Wiltshire Council portfolio holder for transport, has expressed his enthusiasm for the new name. “The support of the community in Warminster has really helped make these improvements possible. I am very much in favour of recognising the good work and support that local individuals, companies and groups have made to their communities. Street naming is a fine way offering a long term recognition of their contribution”.