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Purple Flag will hang from Lincoln's Guildhall to celebrate award

By AlexColman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

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Lincoln's Purple Flag status will be celebrated this weekend when the symbol is raised at the Guildhall.

The status was awarded to the city earlier this year to recognise Lincoln as offering a safe, diverse and welcoming centre for evening visitors.

Purple Flag week is being celebrated nationally by the Association of Town Centre managers and the flag will be on display in Lincoln from September 28 until September 30.

Lincoln was awarded with a Purple Flag for the first time in April this year recognising excellence in the management of its night time economy, which includes schemes such a the Street Pastors and night wardens, as well as a range of vibrant venues.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City of Lincoln Council, said: “Lincoln has a great amount to offer in the evening, and we want to encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy it.

"We do this by working with other organisations, including Lincolnshire Police, Lincoln BIG and the Street Pastors to create a safe and welcoming environment after dark, and our Purple Flag status is something we are very proud of.

"From bars and restaurants to theatres and nightclubs, I hope people will take the opportunity this weekend to see what there is in Lincoln.”

The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee will oversee the raising of the Purple Flag at the Guildhall at 10am on September 28.

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