Clitheroe Castle lit up to mark 2021 Census day

Clitheroe Castle joined more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to celebrate yesterday's census and its importance to communities.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:30 pm

The census happens every 10 years and gives a picture of the people and households in England and Wales.

It helps inform the provision of public services, such as the number of school places and hospital beds needed in communities.

Pete Benton, ONS director of census operations, said: “The census is an important undertaking that helps inform the services we all rely on every day. We would like to thank Ribble Valley Borough Council for agreeing to light Clitheroe Castle purple to mark this important day.

The historic castle looked amazing lit up purple. Picture by Kelvin Stuttard