Saturday, March 18, 2006

New Lincs Logo: Good use of your money?


What's the best way to improve Lincolnshire's tarnished image?

After the scandals, poor performance and failures of the past couple of years, I would have thought that improving services would be top priority.

But Martin Hill's team had a bright idea. They decided the County Council need a flashy new logo.

A firm of consultants has been paid £40,000. And this is what they've come up with.

It will cost another £150,000 to change letter-heads, vehicle liveries and the like.

As usual with those who run our County Council, there was little or no consultation before the money was spent - not even with elected members.

I promise to pass on your comments to those who took the decision that this was the best way to spend YOUR money.

3 comments:

Mark Warrick said...

The "imp" in the new logo looks nothing like the one in the cathedral, whereas the old one was simply a drawing of it. The new one looks like it is running away: is this a symbol of yet another chief executive driven out, or is it a council leader running away from the auditors?

Frankly I think it looks silly and far too "flimsy" for something as dependable as a County authority should be. How can we take seriously a body with a drunken imp as its totem?

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Council who thinks it's good value to spend £2 million a year on sending 50 Stamford kids a year to public school at the expense of the rest of us and every other school in Lincolnshire.

fairdealphil said...

Er, the very same.