Glory again for Halifax in Purple flag awards

Halifax town centre has been recognised for the second year running for being a safe and welcoming place to go for a night on the tiles.

It is now the only town in Yorkshire to have Purple Flag status.

Assessors recognised the town’s cleanliness and lack of graffiti and credited the working relationship between licensed premises, the council, police and Halifax Street Angels, making the town a safe place to enjoy a night out.

The council hope that, with the development of Broad Street Plaza, the town centre is set to become even more popular, bringing in more families for entertainment.

Pauline Nash, Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “It is excellent news for the town that we have retained this prestigious award, and it gives visitors reassurance that people are looking out for them while they are enjoying themselves.”

Chief Superintendent Chris Hardern said: “The police have continued to work tremendously hard and successfully with our partners to ensure the town centre is a safe place for people to visit.

“It is an outstanding achievement.”