Cheshire West buildings lit up in support of Purple Tuesday

BUILDINGS throughout Cheshire West will be illuminated tonight (November 1) to mark Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday is an international initiative set up to encourage organisations to make at least one change to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. The aim is to improve the customer experience for people who are living with a disability.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is continuing to support local, national and international campaigns during November by lighting buildings across the borough.

Remote programmable light colour changes are available through lighting display technology in Chester (Town Hall, Eastgate Clock and New Gate) and on Ellesmere Port Library, and Wyvern House, Winsford.

The Council’s Director of Environment and Communities, Maria Byrne said: “We are happy to be able to support a range of charities.

“Charities and representatives of national days can request buildings to be lit via the Council’s web site. November includes Purple Tuesday supporting accessibility, Colour the World Orange is raising awareness of complex regional pain syndrome.

“Our buildings will be lit red to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and at the end of the month, we will split the lighting between White Ribbon Day and orange for the International Day for the elimination of violence against women.”

November lighting schedule:

November 1

Purple Tuesday – Championing Accessibility Across West Cheshire

November 7

Colour the World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness

November 13

Remembrance Sunday (red)

November 14 to 20

Road Safety Week (yellow)

November 17

Purple Lights awareness for pancreatic cancer

November 24

Chester’s 12 Days of Christmas parade (multi coloured)

November 25

White Ribbon Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (white and orange)

To get involved in Purple Tuesday, visit

Building requests can be made at:

Chester and District Standard | Education