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What makes you proud to live in east Suffolk? Council launches competition to design logo for new ‘super district’

PUBLISHED: 12:08 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:34 19 February 2018

Waveney District Council's headquarters at Riverside in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant library.

Waveney District Council's headquarters at Riverside in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant library.

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A competition to help create a logo for east Suffolk’s new ‘super district council’ has been launched.

Ray Herring, leader of Suffolk Coastal, with Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for communities and local government and Mark Bee, leader of Waveney District Council. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Coastal District Council.Ray Herring, leader of Suffolk Coastal, with Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for communities and local government and Mark Bee, leader of Waveney District Council. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have been working together for nearly a decade, delivering services in partnership to the communities of east Suffolk.

And now, having received approval from the Secretary of State to create a 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.

Part of that work includes creating and establishing a visual identity, including a logo, and the competition is open to anyone living in east Suffolk.

The councils want to know what east Suffolk means to its residents, what inspires you and what best represents the greatest things about this part of the country. They are looking for drawings, artwork or designs to get a real feel for what matters to local people and what makes you proud to live here.

East Suffolk House at Riduna Park, Melton - home of Suffolk Coastal District Council. Picture: Ruth Leach.East Suffolk House at Riduna Park, Melton - home of Suffolk Coastal District Council. Picture: Ruth Leach.

Ray Herring and Mark Bee, leaders of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, 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.”

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

Entries can be submitted in person or by post in a sealed envelope to ‘East Suffolk Identity Competition’ at Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ or

East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton, IP12 1RT.

They can also be emailed to communications@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Hand drawn/crafted artwork or digital compositions can be sent in either as jpg, png or pdf formats.

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

Full terms and conditions are available on the councils’ website.

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