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Purple flag raised to recognise Watford night life excellence
A purple flag has been hoisted above Watford after the town won an award for its night life.
The town was handed the accolade, which recognises the management of popular night spots, back in April for its ‘appealing and diverse’ night time economy.
The flag was raised in front of Watford Town Hall yesterday to mark the Purple Flag Week.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, said the award recognised all the town had to offer at night.
The government-backed accreditation scheme aims to recognise well-run night time economies in the same way Blue Flags are given to clean beaches.
Hertfordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable, Alison Roome-Gifford, added: “Nationally, it has been shown that Purple Flag towns benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions.
“The Purple Flag assessors recognised the hard work and dedication of all partner agencies who work closely to ensure that those who visit the town enjoy a safe evening. This award gives us a strong platform from which to move forward and address issues together.”