New Town Entry Signs Have Your SayFri 23rd June 2023
Beverley Town Council is developing new town entry signs and wants to know what you think.
Many places have bespoke entry signs at key access points that illustrate something about the town or village where they are located. In recent years, Hull City Council has invested in these, which show key city landmarks in abstract designs.
When Beverley Town Council resolved to create entry signs to help promote the town, Councillors were unanimous in wanting a new and innovate design, which still reflected the heritage of the town. After considering a number of options, they decided to see if design students at East Riding College would like to be involved.
A spokesperson for the Town Council said: “We thought this would be an excellent real-life project for students to be involved with. Young people are the future of our town and as we want these new entry signs to be around for many years, we thought it was important for them to be involved. We have been working with two in particular, Ashley and Ellis, who have come up with a wonderful concept that is unique, modern and also respectful of Beverley’s heritage.”
The initial concept shows key locations of the town as different fragments of a stained-glass window. The locations depicted cover the town’s built heritage, natural environs and retail offers: Beverley Minster, Beck, Westwood/Black Mill, Racecourse, Saturday Market, Market Cross, North Bar and East Riding College / Flemingate.
Although the current draft design is full colour, the aim is for each segment to have a specifically different colour palette. For example, the section featuring Beverley Beck will be different shades of blue, whilst the one showing the Minster will consist of various yellow hews to highlight different aspects of the image. The students have been inspired by the designs of stained-glass windows found in both the Minster and St Mary’s Church and hope that this will mark the signs out from those of neighbouring towns and villages.
The material used will not actually be stained-glass - the whole image will be printed in high resolution onto appropriate, durable material, then cut into the arched shape of the design.
However, before the project progresses any further, Beverley Town Council wants to know what YOU think. Therefore, please take a few minutes to complete our short online survey, which was created by the students. Your answers will let us know what you think of their design and help us understand how it can be developed further.
Click to access the survey.