Purple Flag weekend October 2017

19th September 2017 / News archive

Chippenham flying the flag to celebrate nightlife

The annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence across the evening and nighttime economy in the UK and Ireland, will be taking place on the weekend of the 6-8 October.

Awarded its accreditation in 2016, Chippenham is one of almost 70 towns and cities across the country celebrating a safe and thriving mix of nighttime entertainment, from 5pm to 5am, which are safe for residents and visitors alike.

Purple Flag Chippenham is a local partnership across the town. Cllr Peter Hutton said, “We are very proud to be able to say that Chippenham has Purple Flag status, it is a vital support to the night time economy in Chippenham. We hope local businesses and local community will get behind the purple flag weekend and show their support for this national campaign.”

Across the weekend Purple Flag Chippenham will be hosting a selection of FREE activities, highlighting the contribution the evening economy makes to the community and the UK as a whole.



Saturday 7 October will see a selection of activities between 12-7:30pm aimed at raising awareness and celebrating Purple Flag Chippenham. ‘Pose the Town Purple’ will give visitors an opportunity to WIN a free night out in Chippenham for 4 people, for their most creative Purple Flag pose at the official photo-booth in the High Street.

The town will also feature colourful displays and special offers from retailers and traders, yarn bombing, free goodies and a crowd-pleasing performance from Dance Academy, Chippenham.