Another reason to love Leeds!
The scheme is run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and the accreditation signals that the city is a great place to go for an evening on the town. It’s run in a similar way to the Blue Flag scheme for beaches and the Green Flag scheme for parks.
The Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Leeds is only the second destination in West Yorkshire to receive a Purple Flag.
Speaking to the newspaper, Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID chief executive, commented: “The award demonstrates the strong and varied provision of entertainment, culture and leisure offer between the hours of 5pm and 5am which is also very well managed.”
He added that it highlights Leeds as a top spot for a night out in the region, and described the nighttime economy as “integral” to the city and the experience visitors and locals alike enjoy there.
As with the other flag schemes, the Purple Flag award is reviewed annually, with Leeds due to receive its accolade officially at a ceremony next month.
According to the ATCM, the Purple Flag scheme is now being taken up internationally having been embraced around the UK.
Given that Leeds already has an excellent reputation as a place to party, this award is only likely to draw in more revellers.
Those living in student lettings in Leeds will no doubt be aware of all that’s going on in the city, but any new students arriving in Leeds in 2017 can look forward to getting involved in its varied and vibrant nightlife.