Stockport’s nocturnal economy receives esteemed Purple Flag accolade

Stockport has once again been recognized for its vibrant and diverse nightlife, as it retains its prestigious Purple Flag accreditation. The town has been commended for its commitment to promoting safety and wellbeing, while also offering a wide range of dining, entertainment, and cultural experiences. This achievement comes on the heels of Stockport being named the Greater Manchester Town of Culture for 2023, showcasing its drive and passion for arts and creativity. The town has been receiving national acclaim, with publications such as the Guardian and The Times praising Stockport as a desirable place to live, work, and visit. With its growing bar and restaurant scene, as well as its reputation as a hub for independent businesses, Stockport has truly made a name for itself. The Council and the Business Improvement District have played a vital role in supporting local businesses and attracting more visitors to the town center. The upcoming opening of the new Transport Interchange and the construction of new homes will further enhance Stockport’s appeal. Nicola Wood, Business Manager at The Light, expressed their pride and delight in Stockport’s Purple Flag status, highlighting the town’s vibrancy and growth. The Purple Flag program, managed by the Association of Town and City Management, recognizes towns and cities worldwide for their exceptional management of evening and nighttime economies. With 100 Purple Flag destinations globally, Stockport stands among the best in providing an enjoyable and safe nightlife experience.

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