Purple Flag is an 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 four fundamental themes for Purple Flag are:
Ipswich was first awarded Purple Flag status in July 2012, which has since been renewed. 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.