Doncaster’s new city name is City of Doncaster

Doncaster councillors have today supported the place’s new name following a royal visit to confer city status.

City of Doncaster has been confirmed as the borough’s new name at a Full Council meeting.

This name has been supported by more than 60 per cent of people who preferred Doncaster to become City of Doncaster, according to a naming survey.

The survey led by Team Doncaster shows that 62 per cent of people who responded, wanted the whole of Doncaster to be called City of Doncaster after the borough was named as one of eight places in the country to be granted city status as part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations earlier this year.

Doncaster became a city earlier this month and Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort visited Doncaster last week to officially confer the status and bestow a letters patent  which is an official scroll.

Thousands of local people and businesses took part in the naming exercise with nearly 12,500 responses. The exercise led by Doncaster Chamber on behalf of Team Doncaster, which is made up of public, private, voluntary and community sectors and oversees the delivery and achievements of the Doncaster Delivering Together Borough Strategy, was made available online and in local libraries over the summer.

Mayor Ros Jones said: “I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time to take part. Becoming a city is such a momentous and historic moment for Doncaster and we want to have a name that we can all support and get behind. We are delighted to have been one of the eight places in the country to have been given this royal honour. It was such an amazing day in our long history when we welcomed The King and The Queen Consort to the Mansion House and gave them a truly fabulous Doncaster and Yorkshire welcome.”

Doncaster Council will also change its name from January 2023 to City of Doncaster Council (CDC). The first use of this will be seen on digital sites such as My Doncaster website and social media channels. There are no plans to undertake a wholesale rebrand of the council. The new brand will be used as and when replacements or changes are needed over time.

The Council meeting papers can be viewed here.

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Last updated: 17 November 2022 15:29:55