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Telford's 50th anniversary logo chosen

By Jordan Reynolds | Telford | News | Published:

The public has chosen their favourite logo to be used for Telford's 50th anniversary next year.

The winning design for Telford's 50th anniversary

People were asked to vote for one of three logos which will then be used in promotional material and at events during the year.

The winning logo was revealed at Telford's Carnival of Giants on Saturday.

Telford & Wrekin Council spokesman, Russell Griffin, said: "The winning logo had about 200 more votes than the other two so it was much more popular.

"We had a branded gazebo with the new logo on it on Saturday at the event.

"We also had boards with hearts on and people could write why they love Telford on them. We got through a number of boars throughout the day, lots of people were saying they love the town, the park and their schools.

"There were all sorts of positive messages which we will be able to use as part of Telford's 50th birthday, so it's really nice to have, and to have such good feedback from the community about what they like about the town."

The anniversary plan includes a £1 million “legacy fund” for organisations to celebrate Telford at 50, and another £1 million to invest in projects that “support the council’s existing priorities, help to build resilient and strong communities, and help to reduce demand upon public sector services”.

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Consultation will be carried out over the coming weeks with people living in the borough to ask what projects the community would like to see this used for. This could include projects like community buildings, heritage trails or local attractions.

The council would then work with relevant groups and organisations to bring the chosen projects to life.

Expressions of interest would be sought from organisations in early 2018.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas.

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