Success for Chippenham’s Night Time Economy
Purple Flag status retained for third year in a row.
Chippenham Town Council are yet again delighted to announce that Chippenham has retained its Purple Flag status for the third year in a row, after first being awarded Purple flag in February 2016. The collaboration and partnership between Chippenham Town Council and Chippenham BID, Wiltshire Council, Chippenham Street Pastors, Wiltshire Police, Pub Watch and Wiltshire & Dorset Fire Service is vital to achieve Purple Flag status.
This news from ATCM is excellent for Chippenham as it provides the evidence showing a strong and varied mix of night time entertainment between the hours of 5pm-5am, whilst still having a safe and clean environment for residents and visitors alike.
Since receiving the Purple Flag status in 2016 there has been a whole host of benefits for the community including:
• Lower crime and antisocial behaviour
• Increased visitors
• A raised profile and reassurance for a safe night time economy
• An improved public image
Cllr Sandie Webb, Leader of Chippenham Town Council said of the news;
“This is such great news for Chippenham as Purple Flag enables us to develop effective partnership working which delivers initiatives to ensure the town has a vibrant, safe and clean night time economy.”
Purple Flag Month
To celebrate being one of the smallest towns retaining the award, Chippenham Town Council are hosting a Purple Flag business breakfast to increase awareness and show its importance towards the night time economy. Guest speakers will include Rita King, formerly Local Partnerships Director from the Portman Group, who support alcohol producers with responsible marketing and social responsibility, and Maggie Blyth who has a background in safeguarding and public protection working initially in the probation service and now child protection.