Guildford town centre has been recognised again by the Purple Flag assessors for its safe and diverse night time economy. It is one of only 70 towns in the UK to hold the award (according to the Experience Guildford website).
The Guildford Town Purple Flag Partnership Group (GTPFP) is led by Guildford Borough Council and Experience Guildford (the town’s Business Improvement District), includes a broad range of town and county organisations including Surrey Police, the Safer Guildford Partnership, Street Angels and Guildford Pubwatch.
Purple Flag launched in 2012 and is run by The Association of Town Centre Management. It uses an accreditation process similar to Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches and provides residents and visitors with reassurance that they are choosing a safe night out in a vibrant town offering a wide range of activities. Street Angels are now well established as offering help and support to anyone needing assistance on a Friday or Saturday night in Guildford, so several ‘Angels’ were invited to celebrate the award by attending the presentation of the Flag to the town outside the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this week. Congratulations to everyone involved!