After dark in Southend, you're sure to have a great night out now that we've been awarded a Purple Flag.

Purple Flag is a national accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. It is the 'gold standard' for night time destinations and entertainment areas that achieve the standard will be those that offer a better night out to visitors. 

Only 31 town and city centres have been awarded Purple Flags since the scheme was launched by the ATCM in October 2009 and we're pleased to announce that Southend has maintained its accreditation. So now we have award winning beaches, Green Flags for our parks and now a Purple Flag for our Night Time Economy!