This massive green letter ‘C’ is dividing opinion in Corby town centre.
Many people are not really sure what it is. People are even taking selfies with it. The green ‘C’ - which stands for ‘Corby’ - has been installed next to the Oasis Retail Park, between Matressman and the Cancer Research shop.
It is part of a wider scheme to overhaul the town centre’s signage to give the whole town centre a seamless brand. There are new green signs dotted about the town that now promote Willow Place and Corby Town Shopping as one brand.
Town Centre manager Daniel Pickard was keen to point out that the fresh look has been paid for by town centre owners Europa Capital Partners and Sovereign Land and no public cash has been spent.
Some local people like it so much they’ve taken selfies with the big green C. But others hate it.
Passer-by James McNiven, 64, from Weldon, said: “I think it’s a talking point. Corby’s always been a bit different. I like it.”
Carly Davison, 19, a student, said: “I’m not really sure what its purpose is. I think I like it. It could be a good meeting spot.”
But Thomas Craig, 35, from Corby, said: “There’ll be a load of people sitting around it drinking before you know it. I think it’s a waste of money.”