Pontypool Civic Centre goes purple in celebration of Census 2021

Posted on: Monday 22 March 2021
Civic lit up

Last week, Torfaen Council Civic Centre and more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales were lit up purple to celebrate the Census and its importance to communities.

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

Iconic landmarks including the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, BT Tower in London and Blackpool Tower took part in the celebration, seeing them light up in the Census 2021 brand colour from Friday March 19 through to Sunday March 21.

The census helps inform the provision of public services throughout the UK, 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, commented:

“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 Torfaen Council for their participation. Now is the time for everyone to complete their census and be part of history”

Every household in Torfaen should now have received their census letters with unique access codes enabling them to fill in their census online.

Although Census Day took place on Sunday 21st March, there is still some limited time left for residents to complete their Census forms.

In the coming days, the census field operation 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 all government guidance.

If you need any help, or to request a paper form, you can visit www.census.gov.uk.  The census support centre (0800 169 2021) is available if you can’t find the help you need online. 

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