Town Hall purple for Census Sunday
The Town Hall will join iconic landmarks illuminated in census purple
Banbury Town Hall will glow purple tonight as it joins other landmarks from across England and Wales in reminding people to complete the 2021 Census.
Today is Census day, the target date for the survey, which happens every ten years. The data gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales
The illumination of well known landmarks in the census colour of purple has been organised by The Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Around England and Wales Iconic landmarks such as the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the BT Tower in London and Blackpool Tower will all be joining in.
The census helps inform the provision of public services throughout England and Wales, such as determining the appropriate number of school places and hospital beds that are needed to properly serve their communities.
Pete Benton, ONS Director of Census Operations, said: “The census is such an important undertaking that helps inform the vital services we all rely on every single day within our communities.
“We wanted to shine a (purple!) light on the buildings and landmarks that matter most to their local areas, highlighting the importance of the census in helping shape the communities we live in.
“We’re thrilled with all the support we have received so far and would like to thank the many buildings and landmarks for their participation. Now is the time for everyone to complete their census and be part of history.”
Every household in England and Wales should have received their census letters with unique access codes enabling them to fill in their census online. Census day is March 21, but the information can be supplied as soon as the letter is received if a person is confident there will be no change in who usually lives in the household.
Papers forms are available for those who need them.
Two local census support centres have been set up for those who would like help or advice. One can be found at Banbury Madni Mosque on Merton Street (01295 276662); the other is at Banbury Citizen’s Advice (01295 238300).
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam