I am very proud that our multi agency Town Centre team have been honoured in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Pride Awards. Months and months of commitment and hard work by North Somerset Council along with its partners has ensured that the night time environment in our Town Centre is as safe as possible and this was recognised by the area receiving Purple flag status earlier this year. Just as a Blue Flag is an indicator of a good beach, a Purple Flag is a national indicator of a town’s clean and safe night time economy, good bars and clubs, a variety of arts and cultural attractions with good transport links. This will also give visiting tourists the reassurance that Weston-super-Mare is a great and safe place to visit, night and day. It’s clear that if we want to successfully promote our town as a tourist destination we need to do everything to make sure every part of a visitor’s stay is enjoyable. The Purple Flag recognition shows we are on the right path.