As Corby Borough Council gets ready to say goodbye, a commemorative magazine has been produced to mark and celebrate the time that Corby Borough Council served its residents and businesses.
Although this significant moment can’t be marked in a more interactive and personal way with residents, businesses, staff and members all involved, the Borough Council still hopes that the magazine will be a nice way for people to look back at just some of what our Borough has achieved.
The magazine can be found here
The Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘I want us to celebrate the achievements of Corby Borough Council and those councils that preceded it going back to its formation.
‘Because we have a lot to be proud of. We have been on a quite remarkable journey in Corby over recent years. We have faced many challenges, but we have risen to them. We have overcome many obstacles. Mistakes have been made, but we have corrected them and moved on.
‘Corby today is unrecognisable from the town that became a by word for decline and decay after the closure of the steel industry in the early 1980s. Whilst we recognise and rightly cherish our past, we do not live in it. Corby is a dynamic place with a growing population and we are well on our way to achieving our long held target of a population of 100,000. We are the fastest growing borough in the country outside London. Corby is now a destination of choice for those who want to make a living here and who want to bring their families up here.
‘Just look around at our new housing, the regenerated estates, the new industries that have located here, our revitalised town centre, our excellent schools and FE college, our first-class leisure and cultural facilities. Corby is indeed the UK and Ireland's Great Town, as recognised with that accolade by the Academy of Urbanism in 2018. Corby is a place with a great community spirit and every year we recognise that with our Spirit of Corby awards. And there have been many excellent winners over the years. Demonstrating with their efforts to help others that unique Corby spirit.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing staff. I don't think we could have invented a more difficult last twelve months had we tried. A major local government reorganisation, in what was a very challenging timescale, was a huge task in itself. Add to that an unprecedented worldwide health pandemic. In the face of that our staff have been nothing short of heroic in keeping the show on the road.
‘Corby might be a small town in the great scheme of things but it has always spoke in a loud voice and has consistently punched above its weight. That is all down to the input from our members, staff, partners, local businesses and of course our residents’.