Salisbury Purple Flag Status
You’ve probably heard of Blue Flags awarded to beaches but have you heard of the Purple Flag? Did you also know that Salisbury has been awarded Purple Flag status?
What is Purple Flag?
This is an award issued to towns or cities that offer a ‘gold standard’ for their centres at night. Purple Flag towns and cities have proven that they are welcoming to everyone, offer safe ways for visitors to travel home and provide a good mix of venues. Purple Flag towns and cities benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions of centres.
When was Purple Flag first awarded to Salisbury?
Salisbury was first awarded Purple Flag status in 2012 and was particularly commended for its arts and culture.
What makes Salisbury a Purple Flag status city?
Salisbury has a wide-range of activities to do in the evening. See plays and performances at Salisbury Playhouse, watch one-off events at City Hall and Salisbury Arts Centre and head to Salisbury nightclub The Chapel for not only clubbing but regular music and film events. Keep an eye on our events pages to find out more about what’s on.
There are also plenty of restaurants within the city centre offering a wide range of different food and if you enjoy a drink there are lots of pubs and bars to choose from too.
Key stakeholders across the city include Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Police all of whom work together to keep Salisbury as a Purple Flag city.
Purple Flag Weekend
Look out for the Purple Flag weekend too which usually takes place in September or October. Specific Purple Flag-related events are held across the city centre. In the past events have included a Vintage and French market which extended into the evening plus networking and exchange opportunities for local businesses.