TEENAGER Kitty Smith will be cutting the turf at the site of Chippenham's new playing fields after dreaming up the name of Stanley Park for the major project.

Kitty, 15, from Chippenham, entered a contest organised by Chippenham Town Council and the Gazette to come up with a suitable name.

Work on the playing fields, between Stanley Lane and the A4, is due to start on August 4. Stanley Park, the winning name, was picked from more than 40 entries.

The judges were town council sports development officer Martin Owen, town council leader Coun Sandie Webb, , town council clerk Laurie Brown and playing field user representative Arnie Highmore.

Mr Owen said Kitty came up with three good reasons for using the name Stanley Park: Because it will be accessed via Stanley Lane, because the word park suggested the setting for sports and because it had historic sporting connections with the footballing star of yesteryear Stanley Matthews.

Other suggestions were Unity Fields and Wedmore, as well as the more Harry Potter-style Dragonseed Fields.