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Purple Flag award

Here you can find out about the Purple Flag award that Halifax has received.

Halifax leads the way for a safe night out in the region by once again receiving the Purple Flag award. The town centre was the first town in West Yorkshire to receive the accolade in 2010. It has kept it every year since.

The scheme shows the public the towns and cities that offer diverse, safe, clean and well managed nights out. It recognises excellence in the eventing, evening and night time economy. Halifax has been graded by Purple Flag assessors as being above the national standard for:

  • Leadership.
  • Food and drink offering.
  • Design.
  • Identity.
  • Late night venues.
  • External partnership.
  • Perceptions.

The Purple flag accreditation process is run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM). It is the benchmark for good night time places to go. It is similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches.

As part of the Purple Flag accreditation are schemes that include Safe Places and the White Ribbon Campaign. These are seen as fundamental in working towards ensuring those who are or become vulnerable are safeguarded.

With the town getting this award again, it shows the ongoing commitment by partners, which include:

  • West Yorkshire Police;
  • Calderdale Council;
  • Halifax Street Angels;
  • Halifax BID;
  • and local venues.

They all work hard to ensure Halifax is a safe, fun, diverse place to visit on a night.

For more details contact:

Community Protection Team:

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