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Chelmsford receives 11th Purple Flag in a row

14/02/2024 About 1 minute Share article:
Chelmsford has received Purple Flag accreditation for its night-time economy for an impressive 11th year in a row.

The award came with a commendation for the high standard of coordination of services in the city.

Chelmsford was found to be ‘above standard’ in all five of the core Purple Flag themes, with an ‘outstanding’ award for partnership working.

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.

Chelmsford’s district commander, Chief Inspector Paul Ballard said:

“Retaining Purple Flag status for more than a decade is a fantastic achievement, due in no small part to the effective partnerships in Chelmsford.

“We work closely with the council, Business Improvement District and many other organisations to understand issues affecting the city centre, and act immediately whenever there are problems.

“In 2023, reports of anti-social behaviour fell by 36% across the district, with 750 fewer incidents, and we take pride in the part we are playing to help Chelmsford remain a nationally recognised place for a safe and welcoming night out.”

You can read more from Julie Weight on Chelmsford City LIfe.
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