Derry~Londonderry – a Purple Flag destination

WHAT IS PURPLE FLAG?

Purple Flag is a national accreditation scheme for entertainment and hospitality zones at night.

It is linked to the standards that people expect from their city centres at night. Purple Flag’s methodology is based on five years research, a dozen pilot initiatives, national and international good practice.

AIMS OF PURPLE FLAG

  • To improve the experience of going to town at night
  • To raise the quality and broaden the appeal
  • To bring all interests together in pursuit of a common objective
  • To inspire, acknowledge, and celebrate success

IT IS DISTINCTIVE

  • It is from the point of view of those who visit, use and live in city centres
  • It features venues, public spaces and the activities within them
  • It concerns both short term vibrancy and an enduring viability
  • It is a collaborative approach Flag

DERRY HAVE SECURED PURPLE FLAG STATUS FOR 9th YEAR IN ROW

City Centre Initiative Chief Executive Jim Roddy, who co-ordinates the Purple Flag assessment with; City Centre PSNI, Paul McCartney, First Housing Support, Jarleath Clarke, Estate Services, Mayor 2018), Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, Rachael Eastwood, Grand Central and The Taphouse, celebrating the announcement that Derry was awarded Purple Flag status for 2018-19. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

The Association of Town and City Management has awarded Derry Purple Flag status for the 9th year in a row.

The city has been awarded the prestigious accolade, that recognises town and city centre’s meeting standards in its evening and night time economy offerings.

To read more on 2018 press release click here

MORE ON PURPLE FLAG

The Core Agenda is the bedrock of Purple Flag. It captures what people want from their town centres at night – whatever the size of town. There are criteria, indicators and good practice examples to explain each theme. Entrants and assessors will use the Core Agenda in coming to a conclusion about the performance of each centre. Purple Flag is flexible and dynamic. It will evolve as society changes, as experience grows and as town centres become increasingly vibrant and appealing at night. Purple Flag is flexible and dynamic.

City Centre Initiative is very proud to accept the Purple Flag award on behalf of all our partners who maintain and provide services within the city centre.

Purple Flag is a city centre award similar to the Blue Flag for beaches, backed by Government, Police and business. It recognises the services and facilities that are provided in the city centre under the five themes of; Wellbeing, Movement, Appeal, Place and Policy. This award covers City Centre Initiatives core area which stretches from Waterside Theatre right to the Buncrana Road. The arduous and detailed application process culminated in two different assessments under the heading of the themes aforementioned.

We first obtained the award in November 2011 it has been renewed annually. The city will go through ongoing assessments to ensure that the high standards expected by ATCM (Association of Town Centre Management) will be maintained.

 

 

For further information on the city’s Purple Flag status , contact our Purple Flag Co-Ordinator, Lucia on 028 71360169 or email lucia@cciderry.com.