In an effort to be acknowledged as a place where safe and quality night time enjoyment can be experienced, several public agencies in Hull are pooling their resources in order to attain Purple Flag status for the town.
Humberside Police and Hull City Council are two of the many agencies that are striving to make sure that the town’s services for public safety and hospitality meet the standards required to achieve the Purple Flag.
Some of the busiest night-time venues for entertainment in the UK have previously been awarded Purple Flags by a scheme that is managed by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM). These venues include Bath, Covent Garden and Kingston upon Thames.
Councillor John Hewitt, the council’s representative for neighbourhoods and families, said that the council want to safeguard the part played by Hull’s night-life in the town’s economy as it was an asset to the development of the city.
“The council and our community safety partners are working towards achieving Purple Flag status, which is the gold seal of approval for safe, attractive and well-managed town and city centres,” he explained.
The aim of the scheme is to broaden the appeal of nightlife centres between 5pm and 6am.
A spokesman for ATCM said:
“Purple Flag provides the opportunity for successful centres to present themselves in their true colours and in a positive light to town centre users, including operators, residents, tourists and visitors.”