Newcastle town centre has the recipe for a vibrant, safe and enjoyable night out, according to independent assessors.
The town’s night-time economy has been awarded prestigious Purple Flag status for the third year in succession by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).
The Purple Flag recognises town centres which provide a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.
Cllr. Tony Kearon, Cabinet member for safer communities, said: “Together with the police and partners, such as the Newcastle BID team, we work to ensure that people can enjoy the town centre in the evenings.
“I’m delighted that independent assessors have recognised that Newcastle town centre continues to provide a quality evening experience for different groups of people, not just those drinking alcohol.”
Eddie Leligdowicz, Chair of Newcastle-under-Lyme BID, said: "The night-time economy in Newcastle-under-Lyme is an important element of the town centres offering to both to retailers and to users alike. This is reflected in the way this day part has evolved significantly over the last two years as have the diligent efforts to maintain and improve the safety of going out in town.
“We are therefore delighted that this hard work and the diversity of the night time offer have now been rewarded with the Purple Flag award as we continue improving the offer in the Newcastle BID area".