Salisbury flies the Purple Flag
12th February 2013
Some of Salisbury's most prestigious multi functional entertainment venues will be among the first buildings in the city centre to fly Salisbury's Purple Flag.
The Purple Flag will be unfurled at a ceremony at the Chapel Night Club on February 14th at 11am.
Additional flags will be flown at other prominent sites around the city centre including The Cathedral Hotel, VooDoo and the Guildhall.
“We were presented with one Purple Flag after it was announced that we had achieve the award,” said Yvonne Pidgley from Salisbury Purple Flag steering group.
“We plan to get some more flags and other promotional material to display throughout the city centre and we will also work with businesses who want to join us in spreading the word about the success.”
Salisbury’s Purple Flag campaign was led by a partnership which includes Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Police, Salisbury City Centre Management, Pub Watch, VisitWiltshire, Salisbury Vision, Street Pastors, The Chapel Nightclub, Coffee Mocha, Salisbury City Football Club, Tourist Information, Value Cars, Salisbury Playhouse, City Hall, Wilts and Dorset Buses, Spire FM.
Brian Percey from Salisbury Street Pastors said"' Flying the flag' will help raise Salisbury’s profile as a great place to visit and I am so pleased that Salisbury PubWatch chose Valentines day to celebrate this well deserved award because there is so much to love about our city". He went onto say
“Our aim is to see Salisbury become a top cultural destination, and being chosen as one of seven Romanatic cities by VisitEngland and having the Purple Flag flying high works towards this ambition.”
Valentines day will also see the launch of the Salisbury Purple Flag Charter where businesses from both Daytime and Nighttime economies are being asked to sign up to show their support for the Purple flag initiative. The Charter seeks to promote and build on the links that already exists between businesses and to further highlight Salisbury as a fantastic city with so much history and old buildings that have been kept fresh and appropriate for its inhabitants and tourists. The first signatory of this Charter is Mike Davies from Coffee Mocha who will be responsible for raising the flag on February 14th. he said "The benefits that will come from a Purple Flag award will affect many aspects of life in the city as it focuses the minds of the decision makers on the benefits of residents and visitors having a safe night time experience and therefore wanting to come back to visit us again "