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Chippenham Town Council announce Purple Flag event in recognition of the excellent night time economy  

5th May 2021 / Uncategorised

Chippenham Town Council announce Purple Flag event in recognition of the excellent night time economy in Chippenham

In 2015, Chippenham was awarded Purple Flag status by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) in recognition of its excellent evening and night time economy. Town stakeholders have worked diligently in retaining this accreditation for the past 6 years.

Purple Flag is a prestigious town and city centre award – similar to Blue Flags that are presented to outstanding beaches and Green Flags for excellent parks. The award recognises places that have a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment, leisure and cultural offers available while promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and local residents.

Chippenham Town Council, being one of the smallest towns in the UK to attain this tremendous achievement, is hosting the business lunchtime event.
This year’s theme is celebrating the “Past, Present & Future” of general community safety and well-being, current Purple Flag activities nationally and looking forward to tourism re-emerging in Chippenham and the South West.

Join us for lunch, a free networking opportunity and to hear from our inspirational guest speakers:-

Past – Trevor Barton, MBE will outline the origins of CCTV in the development of the town circa 2000.

Present – Sarah Walker, Evening and Night Time Economy (ENTE) specialist will give an overview of The Women’s Night Safety Charter how towns and cities have coped throughout the pandemic and how they are now recovering.

Future – Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism of Visit West and David Andrews, Chief Executive, Visit Wiltshire will summarise plans to increase tourism to the West of England and how the Great West Way is developing.
Further Information

The Great West Way project is focused on creating a world class tourism experience, winning new business and market share for Britain, growing the visitor economy and transforming the visitor experience along and around the route.

Get your ticket to the FREE* event HERE.

*Please note: This event is free, but you must book a ticket in advance.