Night time economy - Purple Flag

Purple Flag Derby city centre evening economy - Purple Flag

Derby was awarded a Purple Flag for its city centre evening and night time economy offer in July 2013.

Purple Flag is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellent management of city centres at night, similar to the Blue Flag for beaches or Green Flag for parks. It is backed by the government, police and business.

To achieve Purple Flag status, towns and cities must:

  • be welcoming to everyone
  • offer safe ways for visitors to travel home
  • provide a good mix of venues
  • be appealing after dark.

Purple Flag towns and cities benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions of centres.

Purple Flag is run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) in partnership with industry, licensees, retailers, central and local government, the police and consumers. It is based on extensive research, market testing, pilot and pathfinder projects.

Derby Feste 2009 by Simon Bolton Derby was highlighted by ATCM as being a great night time destination for all ages and for having an excellent mix of exciting and diverse evening entertainment on offer. Particular praise was given to Derby’s real ale, micro-breweries, and the city’s beer king. The strong partnership working towards Purple Flag was also highly commended.

To find out more about Derby's Purple Flag status visit the ATCM's website.

Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 643021
Minicom: 01332 640666