Walden Castle goes purple in celebration of Census 2021

Walden Castle in Saffron Walden joined more than a hundred buildings and landmarks by lighting up purple to celebrate the census and its importance to communities.

Other iconic landmarks including the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, BT Tower in London and Blackpool Tower also took part in the initiative, and were lit up in the Census 2021 brand colour from 19 to 21 March.

The event was organised by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) to raise awareness of the census, a survey that happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales, and helps inform the provision of public services.

Census Day was on 21 March so has been and gone - however, you still have time to complete it. Whether you do this online or on paper, make sure you're counted.

In the coming days, the census field operation staff will begin contacting households who have not completed their census. They will never enter a house, they will always be socially distanced, be equipped with PPE and work in line with government guidance.

If you need any help, or to request a paper form, visit the Census 2021 website - www.census.gov.uk. The census support centre (freephone 0800 141 202) is available if you can't find the help you need online. 

23 March 2021