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.


Anonymous 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.