Implementation Executive decide on logo for new Cornwall Council
Last updated: 23/03/2009
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Members of the One Cornwall Implementation Executive have
decided to revert to using the Cornwall County Council logo with a
change in name from Cornwall County Council to Cornwall
This logo, which features the traditional Cornish symbols of the
Chough and the shield and 15 bezants, replaces the design adopted
by the Implementation Executive last June.
At that time members of the Implementation Executive felt
strongly that Cornwall Council should have a new and distinctive
logo to emphasise the fact that this was a brand new Council for
Cornwall. Since then, however, some people have expressed concerns
at the lack of a traditional Cornish look to the design.
Announcing today's decision, David Whalley, Chair of the
Implementation Executive, said "Members of the Implementation
Executive made the original decision to have a new logo rather than
retain the Chough and shield of the County Council to show that
this was a fresh start for local government in Cornwall".
"Councillors did not intend to ignore the county's heritage and,
in fact, made it very clear that the traditional Cornish crest with
the miner, fisherman and Chough will continue to be used by the
Council for ceremonial purposes.
"We appreciate, however, that some members of the public
continue to be unhappy with the design. As a result we have decided
to continue to use the logo which has been associated with Cornwall
County Council. This celebrates the county's heritage at the same
time as marking the change to the new Cornwall Council".
"There were many people who welcomed the new logo as a sign of a
new start. Now that the Implementation Executive has made a
decision to revert to the old logo, we hope that members of the
public will all recognise that this is the time for us to work
together to make Cornwall Council a success".
The introduction of the new Cornwall Council logo will be phased
in over a four year period to keep costs to a minimum, with the
main customer sites used by the public, customer service staff and
library vans identified as the top priorities for the first
Story posted 28 January 2009