In a key milestone, draft proposals for three possible logo designs for the future North Northamptonshire Council have been unveiled today and feedback invited to help shape the final design.
The three logos have been created by in-house designers from the existing councils and now residents are invited to have their say on their preferred design.
As part of the plans for the new council, elected members and staff from Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Wellingborough and the County Council have been involved in developing the designs which aim to be simple and flexible to meet the wide-ranging needs of a modern council in an increasingly digital age.
Cllr Jean Addison, Chair of the Communications and Engagement Task and Finish Group for North Northamptonshire, said:
“Delivering value for money will be the hallmark of the new North Northamptonshire Council which is why we have kept costs on this project to an absolute minimum by using existing design staff rather than spending taxpayers’ money on expensive agency fees.
"As a new council, it will be important that people know who is delivering their services and where to go for help – a new logo will play a big part in helping to do this and that’s why we’re seeking public opinion on the designs. We hope that people will take five minutes to have their say as their views will help to shape the final logo.”
Residents across the area are able to complete the short survey via https://futurenorthants.citizenspace.com/north/new-north-logo from today, 17th August, until 6th September.
Draft outline blueprint published
In another significant milestone reached today the draft outline blueprint has been published for the future North Northamptonshire council, which will go live on April 1st 2021.
The draft blueprint sets out an overarching view of how the services will be delivered and fit together in the new North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire authorities, including who will deliver them and from where. The focus is to ensure the new councils can deliver services safely and legally from day one, making sure residents continue to receive the local services they rely on.
The blueprint sets the direction of travel for the authority and also outlines the aspirations and significant future opportunities that will come from bringing the existing Councils together to make our communities in Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northants even better places to grow up, get on and grow old.
Where possible and safe, service transformation will be in place from day one including improvements in customer services and IT. Residents will benefit from a new website for the authority, more options to self-serve, and more local hubs where the councils can see residents face-to-face.
Cllr Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority, said:
“The draft blueprint is a key step as we continue to work on creating a brand new authority for North Northamptonshire.
I am clear the focus is on delivering a council in good order from day one. North Northamptonshire will provide many important services for our residents and communities and by ensuring solid foundations are in place, we can develop and deliver on our ambitions for the future.”