Derby City Centre is proud to be Purple Flag accredited.
Derby City Council, working in partnership with the St Peters Quarter and Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BID’s), has successfully retained the status since it was first awarded it in July 2013.
The Purple Flag accreditation is an award and recognition program designed to promote and celebrate the night time and evening economy in cities and towns. Similar to the way a Blue Flag is awarded to clean and safe beaches, the Purple Flag is awarded to places that meet or exceed certain criteria related to the safety, cleanliness, vibrancy, and quality of their evening and night time offerings.
The Purple Flag initiative was first introduced in the United Kingdom by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) in 2009. Since then, it has expanded to several other countries. The program aims to encourage and support city and town centres in creating diverse and enjoyable night time experiences for residents and visitors while ensuring that they are safe and well-managed.
To achieve Purple Flag accreditation, a location typically needs to demonstrate excellence in several key areas, including:
Once a location meets these criteria, it can be awarded the Purple Flag accreditation. The program not only recognizes successful places but also encourages ongoing improvement in nighttime economies, enhancing their attractiveness and safety.
Receiving the Purple Flag accreditation can boost the local economy, increase tourism, and improve the overall quality of life for residents by providing more night time entertainment and social opportunities. It’s a way for cities and towns to demonstrate their commitment to creating vibrant and safe evening and night time environments.
Posted 1 January 1970 at 12:00am