In 2015, Chippenham was awarded Purple Flag status by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) in recognition of its excellent evening and night time economy. Town stakeholders have worked diligently in retaining this accreditation for the past 4 years and partners will be working collaboratively for a full assessment in the summer of 2020. Chippenham Town Council is hosting the business breakfast to increase awareness of the Purple Flag activities and celebrate being one of the smallest towns in the UK to attain this tremendous achievement. Join us for a tasty breakfast and hear from our inspirational guest speakers, Rita King, formerly Local Partnerships Director of the Portman Group and Maggie Blyth, Wiltshire Police, Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing and Operations.
Purple Flag is a prestigious town and city centre award – similar to Blue Flags that are presented to outstanding beaches and Green Flags for excellent parks. The award recognises places that have a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment, leisure and cultural offers available, while promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and local residents.