Purple Flag Success for Southend-on-sea

April 4, 2024

Southend-on-Sea has once again retained the internationally recognised Purple Flag accreditation for the eleventh consecutive year.

Much like the renowned Blue Flag for beaches, the Purple Flag symbolises excellence in night-time entertainment, dining, and cultural offerings while prioritising the safety and wellbeing of the community during evening hours. This reaffirms Southend's status as a vibrant hub for night-time activities and a safe city for residents and visitors.

The successful accreditation submission, led by the Southend-on-Sea City Council, was a collaborative effort involving multiple partners. It showcased standout events from the past year, with special recognition given to the popular and successful Halloween Parade.

Furthermore, the submission received praise for its commitment to safety and security. Notably, Southend's CCTV infrastructure played a pivotal role in aiding law enforcement, with CCTV footage serving as crucial evidence in the successful prosecution of various crimes, including hit-and-run incidents.

Purple Flag is an international accreditation programme that aims to reward those who achieve this in their destinations after dark. Purple Flag strives to help create safe and thriving locations at night for all users.


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