June 26, 2013 4.55 pm This story is over 130 months old

Lincoln retains Purple Flag status for another year

Leisurely Lincoln: Lincoln has managed to keep hold of its Purple Flag status for another year.

Lincoln has been awarded Purple Flag status for the second year running.

The Purple Flag is given to towns or cities which offer a “better night out” — from taking care of visitor’s wellbeing and providing a safe environment through to the range of entertainment and urban image.

Lincoln first achieved this accolade in 2012, because of the way different partners work to achieve a safe city.

Additionally, assessors were pleased with the range cafes, restaurants and bars on offer.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City of Lincoln Council, said: ““We are very proud to have Purple Flag status and hope this will encourage people to visit the city at any time of the day and enjoy all we have to offer.

““To gain this accolade for the second year running shows that we and our partners are managing the city well and have created a safe and welcoming environment for those visiting Lincoln in the evening.”

Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive of Lincoln BIG said: ““Confirmation of being awarded the Purple Flag for the second year is a seal of approval for the good management of Lincoln at night and sets the scene for some great summer evenings in the city centre starting next week with our independence day celebrations with fireworks on Thursday, July 4.

““Purple Flag means that everyone who is involved in managing the city at night knows their role and responsibilities and are striving to give people a enjoyable and safe evening out.”

Emma Tatlow, Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager, added: ““Visitors to Lincoln, here for leisure or business, not only want to explore the city during the day but of course enjoy it and have a positive experience in the too.

“”Lincoln offers great nightlife, cultural events and more and the award of Purple Flag status is recognition of the city’s positive, vibrant and safe evening economy – which is a really important element of the welcome & visitor experience.””