Lytham Windmill lit purple this weekend for Census Day

Lytham Windmill is being lit up purple this weekend to raise awareness for Census 2021.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:45 pm

Sunday is Census Day, when households all over the country have to outline who is in their home put the details of each person into a mandatory form, which is online for the majority for the first time.

Letters with your unique access codes have gone out and some responses have already been returned. The information needs to be declared on Sunday or as soon as possible afterwards.

Results will be available within 12 months to help with general statistics, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, safe for future generations.

It's Census Day on Sunday and Lytham Windmill will be lit purple as a reminder

The information from the 1921 Census will be available from next January.

Field officers are being deployed to contact those who have not responded to this year’s Census, offering help and advice to those who need it and reminding people their census response is required by law.

Help is available for anyone experiencing problems completing their census form by calling 0800 141 2021.

The Windmill will also be lit yellow from dusk on Tuesday for the national day of reflection to mark a year since the start of the first national lockdown.

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