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About Purple Flag

The Purple Flag programme was developed following the Civic Trust Night Vision report (2006). It is now run by the Association of Town Centre Management, London.

Halifax was the first town in West Yorkshire to hold Purple Flag status and has been assessed as being a safe and welcoming place for a night out since 2010.

Purple Flag is:

  • a process that is accredited, like the Green Flag Award for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. Gives Purple Flag status to town centres meeting or surpassing the standards of excellence in the evening and night-time economy;
  • a full set of standards, management processes and good practice examples. Designed to help transform town and city centres at night;
  • a research, training and development programme, to help towns and cities improve their evening and night-time economy;
  • a positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

For more details, visit: Purple flag award .

Getting ready for a night out?

For more on staying safe and useful contacts numbers, pick up your free 'Purple Safety Guide'. You can get one from any of the following places:

  • Victoria Theatre;
  • Halifax bus station;
  • Together Housing office, Bull Green;
  • North Bridge leisure centre;
  • or Angels Rest cafe (Crossley Street, Halifax).

You can also download a copy: PDFPurple safety guide [PDF 2845KB]

For more details contact:

  • Username Community Safety and Resilience Team
  • Email community-safety@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 288001
  • Address
    Community Safety and Resilience Team
    2nd Floor
    Westgate House
    HX1 1PS