Preston flies the flag for a safe and vibrant night out

Posted on - 18th September, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Preston has once again been recognised as being a safe and fun night out for the seventh year running.


The city has been awarded the Purple Flag Award for the seventh year running by The Association of Town & City Centre Management.

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The accreditation, which is enjoyed by seventy destinations across the country, recognises a vibrant, safe and well-managed night time economy.

Preston shares the award with places including Liverpool, Canterbury, Cardiff and Leeds.

The city centre has proudly ‘flown the flag’ since 2012, having been re-assessed bi- annually.


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”.

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Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “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”.

What do you think of Preston’s night life? Let us know in the comments section.

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