Purple Flag is an ATCM accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. Entertainment areas that achieve the standard will be those that offer a better night out to visitors. Purple Flag aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities at night.
Ipswich works hard to ensure you have a great night out and is officially the only town in Suffolk allowed to fly the Purple Flag.
Just as a Blue Flag is an indicator of a good beach, Purple Flag is set to be the indicator of where to go for a good night out.
The benefits of Purple Flag status are:
The five fundamental themes for Purple Flag are:
Ipswich was first awarded Purple Flag status in July 2012. An Ipswich day-to-nighttime economy partnership has been formed to look at taking forward a proactive and comprehensive programme of work to further enhance the offer of Ipswich's evening economy.
The initiatives that run in Ipswich to keep people safe are: