Bath BID is once again flying its Purple Flag. Bath’s evening and night time economy continues to flourish as a vibrant mix of entertainment and hospitality while promoting the wellbeing of visitors, students and local residents, with Bath Business Improvement District (BID) receiving its ninth Purple Flag accreditation.
Awarded by ATCM (Association of Town & City Management), the Purple Flag standard, launched in 2012, is an accreditation process similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. It allows members of the public to quickly identify town & city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.
Purple Flag status is granted to town and city centres that meet or surpass the ATCM’s standard of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy. The ATCM panel were impressed by the amount of event activity and evening initiatives in place within the city, and also the strong partnerships between the Bath BID, B&NES, Police, CCTV, Street Pastors, the universities and NHS. They welcome the continued collaboration between the night and day time economies to keep the city safe.
The Purple Flag working groups continue to work in support of campaigns such as #NeverOK, #GotYaBack, River Safety group and Ask For Angela.
Bath BID provides support for businesses involved in the night-time economy and helps keep city workers and visitors safe. Operating Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm until 3am, the Roaming Marshals, Taxi Marshals and the Medic Marshal’s support means that the city is a welcoming and safe destination after dark and reduces the strain on police and the ambulance services.