Night Time Economy

Purple Flag

Purple Flag is an accreditation for towns and City centres that excel in managing the evening and night time economy. Southend-on-Sea has held this accreditation since 2012; the town centre is assessed yearly on its standards, management and good practice in maintain a safe prosperous night time economy.

We are very proud to have been successful in consistently gaining this award and striving to keep up our standards for 7 years. Southend Purple flag status is maintained by a multi-agency team which consist of representatives from the public, private and voluntary sector.


Travel Safely

  • Always travel in a licenced Taxi – never get in an unmarked vehicle
  • If you use a private hire vehicle, always pre-book through a licenced operator
  • Make sure you have enough money for the fare
  • For Bus and Train times; visit

Drink Sensibly

We want you to enjoy all the facilities available – safely and responsibly. For further information on alcohol safety please visit