Chester has retained the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for its evening and night-time economy.
Areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and residents. The city first achieved Purple Flag status in 2018.
Highlights from Chester’s submission included the varied range of events providing something for everyone, the positive impact of increased pedestrianisation areas, and the stunning ‘Once a Desert’ installation at Chester Cathedral.
The Purple Flag programme was developed following the Civic Trust’s “Night Vision” report in 2006 and is now managed by the Association of Town and City Management.
Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, said:
Carl Crichlow, Chester BID, Chief Executive Officer, said:
Keeping the city safe is a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council, the Chester BID, Cheshire Police, Chester Against Business Crime, Pubwatch, the University of Chester, Chester Residents’ Associations Group, and several third sector groups.