October is #MonthOfPurple to celebrate Purple Flag and the night-time communities who hold this.
CNI Network have projects in the Purple Flag towns of Bournemouth, Chester, Guildford, Halifax, High Wycombe, Leeds, Leicester Square and Watford.
More on Purple Flag month: The annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night-time economy (ENTE) in the UK and Ireland, will be taking place during the whole month of October 2019, starting today.
Towns and cities across the country are planning a wide-range of events to not only showcase the quality, diversity and vibrancy of their ENTE, but also to challenge the common negative, perceptions about the safety and quality of our town and city centres during the evening.
The ‘after dark’ economy is worth an estimated £72bn annually to the UK, supporting thousands of businesses, employing 4.5% of the UK workforce, and significantly contributing to local economies. This series of events through October intends to capture people’s imaginations, change perceptions and encourage people to do something different with their evening in a variety of locations.