Hull has been awarded Purple Flag status, recognising the safety, quality and diversity of its city centre evening economy. Hull is only the third Purple Flag recipient in Yorkshire, emulating the success of Halifax and Sheffield.The full Purple Flag assessment report shows that Hull exceeded the standard required in 17 out of 30 criteria studied by the inspection team and the accreditation panel which followed. The city met the requirements in the remaining 13 categories.
Hull is one of only 36 towns and cities throughout the UK to achieve Purple Flag status. Purple Flag status has been shown to benefit towns and cities by generating:
- increased visitor numbers
- increased investment
- lower levels of crime and anti-social behaviour
- a raised profile and improved public image