Purple flag awarded to Sheffield for nightlife safetyPosted by: Paul Stimpson
Sheffield has been awarded a purple flag for the seventh year in a row
The Association of Town and City Management has awarded Sheffield a purple flag which shows that the city is one of the safest in the country.
The purple flag is a city centre award which aims to raise the appeal of town centres between 5pm and 5am. The award recognises safety and wellbeing of tourists and local residents, and the vibrant restaurant and entertainment culture in the city.
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield city council, said: “It’s great to see Sheffield once again receiving this award, and our night-time entertainment offer being recognised on a national level.
“With our varied selection of bars and restaurants, as well as a thriving theatre district and huge array of cultural attractions, we in Sheffield really are leading the way when it comes to providing an eclectic mix of places to eat, drink, relax and have fun.
“Sheffield is now a much more vibrant place after 5pm thanks to Sheffield BID’s Alive After Five campaign. We were all shocked by the incidents over Christmas and are working closely with partners to ensure that we can hoist the Purple Flag for many years to come.”
Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID manager, said: “Making Sheffield city centre a safer place for people to eat, drink, shop, and enjoy themselves in the evening is a one of Sheffield BID’s core objectives, and it is fantastic that the city continues to be recognised by Purple Flag."