Preston city centre retains its Purple Flag for a great night out

Posted on - 8th September, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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The Preston Weekender on the Flag Market in previous years Pic: Michael Porter

Preston’s nightlife has once again been classed as one of the best in the world.


The city has retained its Purple Flag status – similar to the Blue Flags scheme for beaches – and is awarded to town and city centres which have a great offering between 5pm to 5am.


Preston has held the award since 2011 and retained it consistently since then.

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Owner of Blitz and part of Preston Business Improvement District’s night time economy board, Peter Alexander, said: “The city’s night time economy operators work incredibly hard to make Preston a great place to visit.

“This award is, once again, testament to their commitment and a proud moment for them, and the city.

“The BID is committed to working with city centre businesses to ensure we offer a safe and vibrant night time destination and we are thankful to them, and partners, for their ongoing support.

“Being one of the first places in the country to have achieved this award, which is now an international standard, and having maintained it annually, since 2011, is no mean feat.

“We’d also like to thank everyone who continues to enjoy the city centre, for their ongoing support of our business community.”

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