Weston-super-Mare receives top Purple Flag award for second year running

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 January 2017

The Purple Flag accreditation came as a result of a joint bid between Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Weston BID and North Somerset Council, which is based at Weston Town Hall.

The Purple Flag accreditation came as a result of a joint bid between Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Weston BID and North Somerset Council, which is based at Weston Town Hall.

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Weston has received a prestigious accolade for having a safe night-time economy – for the second year in a row.

The town’s Purple Flag status has been renewed for 2017, following a joint submission from North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Weston Business Improvement District (BID) team. The award means Weston is nationally recognised for being a safe and vibrant place to enjoy an evening out.

North Somerset’s policing commander, Chief Inspector Tina Robinson, said: “I’m really pleased Weston has once again achieved Purple Flag accreditation. This is really positive news for the town.”

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