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Purple Tuesday at Festival Place

03 November 2020

Purple reigns at Festival Place this November as the Basingstoke retail and leisure destination lends its support to Purple Tuesday.

The cinema tower will shine purple on November 3 to signal the shopping centre’s support for the national awareness day, which aims to promote inclusivity and accessibility for customers with physical or hidden disabilities.

Centre music will be turned off for the day to help create a calming shopping experience for people who have sensory difficulties, and as well as the tower being lit, the theme will be reinforced with purple face coverings worn by the Customer Care team.

Neil Churchill, Centre Director at Festival Place, said: “We’re proud to celebrate Purple Tuesday and always go the extra mile to provide the best possible experience for all our visitors.

“Our involvement in Purple Tuesday on November 3 will give customers an opportunity to take advantage of our vast range of stores, restaurants and leisure facilities in a quieter, more relaxed environment.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting those with extra needs, we have introduced a range of initiatives including training for our staff in autism and dementia awareness.”

Festival Place has also worked hard to make sure its car park is suitable for all visitors, with more bays and wider spaces for disabled drivers. The refurbished car park has been accredited with two parking awards: the Park Mark award and the Disabled Parking Accreditation, both of which recognise Festival Place’s commitment to providing an environment where customers, including Blue Badge holders, can park safely and with confidence.

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