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New council logo…What does east Suffolk mean to you?

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 19 February 2018 | Comments

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So what does east Suffolk mean to you? With confirmation that the Secretary of State has agreed to the creation of a new ‘super district council’ for the area  – we want your ideas to help inspire an identity for the new organisation.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have been working together for nearly a decade, delivering important services - in partnership - to the communities of east Suffolk. Now, having received confirmation from the Secretary of State that he is minded to approve our proposal to create a brand new, single local authority for the area, a huge amount of work is being undertaken to prepare for the final decision, which is expected shortly.

As well as the considerable amount of legal and constitutional tasks which must be completed, the new organisation must create and establish a visual identity which, naturally, includes a new ‘logo’. Logos are used to identify an organisation and, for a council, can be found in a huge number of locations – from buildings and vehicles, to letters and leaflets. And we would like YOUR help!

We are looking for ideas to help us create a visual identity for the new council as part of a competition, open to anyone living in east Suffolk. We want to know what east Suffolk means to you, what inspires you and what best represents the greatest things about this wonderful part of the country. We are looking for your drawings, artwork or designs so that we can get a real feel for what matters to you and what makes you proud to be here.

There will be prizes for the best and most interesting ideas – in adult and Under 16 categories - and, most importantly of all, one or more will be used as part of the creation of the new logo itself.

Cllrs Ray Herring and Mark Bee, Leaders of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils respectively, said:

“This new council will be for the people of east Suffolk and who better to inspire our new identity than those who live and breathe the area on a daily basis.

“This is a wonderful part of the country that means different things to different people and coming up with a single idea to reflect the rich diversity of east Suffolk is not straightforward. However we are really excited by the prospect of seeing a range of ideas and the creation of something, for generations to come, which has been inspired by local people.”

Entries can be submitted in person, by post or via email in any format as follows:

  • In person/by post (in a sealed envelope please) to: ‘East Suffolk Identity Competition’ at

Riverside, 4 Canning Road Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ or
East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton IP12 1RT

We welcome hand drawn/crafted artwork, or digital compositions in either jpg, png or pdf formats.

The closing date for the competition is midday on Thursday 8 March.

Full terms and conditions here.