Monday, 5 September 2011

Nottingham Turns Purple!

Nottingham Council House, the Cornerhouse and other key city centre buildings will be illuminated in purple and purple flags will be flown in the castle and Market Square to celebrate Purple Flag week from 19-25 September. Bars and restaurants will have special offers and there will be a 'Purple Carpet' screening of locally made short films at Broadway Cinema. Nottingham is the only city in the East Midlands to win the prestigious Purple Flag Award from the Association of Town Centre Management for being one of the best places in the country to go for a great night out and for its efforts to improve cleanliness and safety. The city will hold the title for another twelve months and is one of only sixteen locations in the UK to have the award.

The success is accredited to a collaborative effort between the Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham Businesses Against Crime and We Are Nottingham amongst other city centre partners.
Any other local businesses who would like to get involved to help the Purple Flag Award are encouraged to get in touch at

On Friday 23 September there will also be a Twilight Charity Walk in aid of the Street Pastors scheme, a charitable initiative that offers help and support to anyone in need in Nottingham city centre at night. The walk will begin at the left lion in the Market Square at 8pm and a host of musicians and entertainers will lead a route around the city which will take in Nottingham's nightlife and cultural offerings. Everyone is welcome to take part and are invited to wear purple- and comfortable shoes!- for the event.The Twilight Charity Walk has been organised to bring the community together and celebrate Nottingham's vibrant night-time offerings as well as raise money towards the £450 it costs to train and equip each Street Pastor volunteer.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder whether Prince will make an appearance. All that purple on show would be very attractive to him


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