Sir Elton John has called the renaming of Occupation Road after his music “really fantastic”.

The musician and Watford FC honorary life-president has visited and given his approval to the re-naming of one of the stadium’s roads to Yellow Brick Road.

Proposed by Watford fan Roy Moore before being approved by Watford Borough Council, the change was made official last week.

Sir Elton said: “Using Yellow Brick Road is a really fantastic, clever way for supporters to have played their part in recognising a time when I was here pretty much every day – on this amazing journey with Graham Taylor.

“Along with the stand being named after me here at Vicarage Road, I feel very specially treated. And, even coming back here on a non-matchday, there’s still a buzz for me because this is where I fell in love with football and my club.

“As I’ve said many times before, Watford Football Club has done more for me in my lifetime than I ever did for it.”

Watford Observer: Sir Elton John in Yellow Brick Road.Sir Elton John in Yellow Brick Road. (Image: Sol Tomlinson/Watford FC)

Businesses and residents who access their land via the street, which runs alongside Vicarage Road Stadium, have been informed and no postal addresses need to be changed.

A renaming notice has been issued to all statutory bodies, including Ordinance Survey which updates mapping products.

Watford FC chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury added: “As someone who personally faced the challenges of running a football club, Elton’s empathy and fantastic personal support has been a huge motivation behind the progress we’ve made in Watford’s name across these past 10 years or so.

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“I’m so pleased that this honour, which we’re delighted to accommodate, was borne of a supporter’s suggestion – given there can be no supporter to have given more to this club than Elton himself.

“The club’s owner, Gino Pozzo, and myself will forever be grateful that Elton’s boyhood love for Watford continues to burn so brightly. It’s always a privilege to welcome him, David and the boys to Vicarage Road.”

Although homes in one side of Liverpool Road accessed gardens and garages through Occupation Road, there are no homes in the road itself, and no one will need to amend their deeds.

Watford Observer: Yellow Brick Road sign.Yellow Brick Road sign. (Image: Stephen Danzig)