A safer night out for all

3:33pm - 11 May 2022

Late-night revellers in Weston-super-Mare can be assured they’ll have a safe night out after the town was awarded prestigious Purple Flag status again.


The national accreditation scheme recognises places that offer a safe, pleasant and vibrant mix in the evening and night-time economy for residents and visitors.

The accreditation was awarded after we made a joint submission with Weston Business Improvement District (BID) to the Association of Town and City Management, who manage the scheme.

To mark another year of Purple Flag status, the distinctive purple MAVISbus will be in Princess Royal Square from 7pm tomorrow (Saturday).

MAVISbus (a multi-agency vehicle in service) provides a safe, warm, non-judgemental place for people to go if they need help or advice on a night out.

It’s usually parked in Princess Royal Square on Saturday nights between 9pm and 3am, and is a hub for the police, ambulance, street wardens, street pastors, licensing and other local agencies.

You’ll have the chance to look around it tomorrow and talk to the police and our community safety and licensing officers.

The Grand Pier and Revo will also turn their lights purple tomorrow in honour of Purple Flag status.

Find out more about our Purple Flag celebrations by following Safer Stronger North Somerset on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #WestonPurpleFlag

Meet your local emergency services

Meet the people who keep us safe during a special day in Weston-super-Mare this month.

Our Safer Stronger North Somerset team will be joining the police, fire, ambulance, air ambulance, coastguards and the RNLI at the Emergency Services Day, from 11am to 4pm on the Beach Lawns, on Saturday 28 May.

Find out more about their different roles and the amazing work they do in our communities.