October is Purple Flag month and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate having retained our Purple Flag status for the sixth year earlier this year.
The Purple Flag standard, launched in 2012, is an international accreditation process similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. It allows members of the public to quickly identify town & city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.
If you’ve ever been on a night out in Derby, you may have noticed the teams of volunteers and workers who give up their weekends to help keep you safe. Street Pastors, taxi marshals, Licensing Officers, Derbyshire police, door staff, ambulance crews and CCTV operators all work together in partnership. The Purple Flag accreditation recognises the hard work that goes on both on the street and behind closed doors to make your night out safer.
Derby is one of around 65 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland to have been recognised for outstanding services on offer, contributing to a diverse and vibrant night-time economy.
Look out for our Rangers who will be accompanied by Councillor Jonathan Smale, with their selfie board promoting local evening economy businesses throughout the month!