Purple flag awards and more for Plymouth

From Roy at Street Pastors;

I’m delighted to be able to forward this, from Cat MacDonald who leads Plymouth’s Best Bar None scheme – as you can see, following Plymouth’s Purple Flag Award the city has won another award and we were runners up in another two!

Forwarded to us;

Hello All,

I am pleased to share with you the great news that we attended the Purple Flag & ATCM Awards Night in London last week to collect our Purple Flag Award for Plymouth.

We were finalists in 3 further Awards; The Wellbeing Award, Movement Award and the top Purple Flag award – The Jim Ratchford  Award for Outstanding Contribution to Safety & Diversity in the Night Time Economy.

We are thrilled and proud to have won the Wellbeing Award; this recognises all of the great Schemes and initiatives we have in place in the Evening and Night Time Economy such as Best Bar None, Pubwatch, Taxi Marshalls, The Street Pastors, The Safe bus, Vulnerability training, Ask for Angela, taxi safeguarding training and Drink Spiking initiative, to highlight just a few.

We were runners up in the other two awards, with Sheffield winning the Jim Ratchford award, a city and partnership that are leaders in the work they deliver around their night time economy- so tough competition.

We were the only city to have been nominated and runners up for more than one award; which led to much interest from other towns and cities wanting to find out more about the work we have been delivering.

We have arranged, with the help of Cllr Sally Haydon,  for the Purple Flag to be flown on Plymouth Hoe from this Friday and our haul of awards will be displayed in the council offices where they have a display cabinet.

Again, thank you all for your support and engagement in the Purple Flag process; we now need to share this news (we are currently working on an additional press release) and make sure that we shout about our Purple Flag Accreditation.