Preston’s nightlife has been awarded the Purple Flag for the seventh year running.
The Purple Flag award, judged and distributed by the Association of Town & City Centre Management, recognises towns and cities with vibrant, safe and well-managed night-time economy.
Preston BID, who coordinated the application for the Purple Flag accreditation, are delighted that the hard work of bar, restaurant and hotel owners/staff has been recognised.
Stacey Penney, BID’s representative for the night-time economy said, “A lot of hard work goes in to making Preston a great destination for visitors.
“As a city we should be proud that we are regarded as one of the safest and best places to enjoy a night out in the country.
“I’d like to offer huge thanks to owners, managers and staff at all the city’s bars, pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants for doing what they do and keeping thousands of happy people coming back to Preston each month.”
Preston stands alone in Lancashire, having been the only place in Lancashire to be given the awarded.
Mark Whittle from Preston BID added, “Achieving and retaining the Purple Flag is something that’s not undertaken lightly. It’s a lengthy and involved process which focusses on all elements of the city’s night time economy.
“We are thrilled to have been accredited once again; Preston is still the only place in Lancashire to have won the Purple Flag – we look forward to continuing to work with partners in promoting the city’s award-winning offer.”