The proposed final logo for the upcoming North Northamptonshire Council has been published today, 18th November.
It will be considered for approval by the Shadow Executive for North Northamptonshire Council at its meeting on the 26th November.
The final version of the design was created after more than 3,000 people took part in a survey to select one of three initial drafts.
The most popular design was developed as a result of the comments made in the survey and if approved, it will become the emblem of the new council and will appear on buildings and letter heads for many years ahead.
Talented in-house graphic designers created the logo reducing the costs to the local taxpayer.
Cllr Jean Addison, Chair of the Communications and Engagement Task and Finish Group for North Northamptonshire, said: “The initial draft of this design was the firm favourite to come out of the survey, and I’m grateful to everyone who took the time to give us their views.
“Our designers refined the design by carefully considering the comments made, and we now have a logo which really captures the positive aspects of the North Northamptonshire area, and reinforces our commitment to protecting the natural environment.
“It will be vital that people can understand who is delivering their services and where they can go for help – a new logo will play a big part in making this clear.”
Cllr Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority, said: “At the beginning, the creation of two new unitaries felt like a daunting task.
“But officers and members have stuck together and pushed forward with grit and determination to get us to where we are now.
“The logo may be just a small example of that work, but it is an exciting milestone in the creation of a new council fit for the 21st century.
“I know that this recommended logo was by far the most popular design, and I am very proud to be sharing it with the public.”
The rural nature of North Northamptonshire and its rich heritage of castles and stately homes are celebrated in the logo. A river represents the main waterways such as the Nene and the Welland and the red kite, which soars across the skies of North Northamptonshire, is also featured.
Notes to editors
On 1 April 2021, the eight existing councils in Northamptonshire – Corby, Daventry, East Northants, Kettering, Northampton, Northamptonshire County, South Northants and Wellingborough – will be replaced with two brand new unitary councils, one covering West Northamptonshire and the other covering North Northamptonshire.
The unitary councils will be responsible for all Local Authority services in their areas, and will provide more efficient service delivery and greater opportunities to transform services, with increased value for money. Many services currently delivered by the County Council will be split between the two new councils.
The new logo is to be used widely and conforms to all accessibility standards.