Securing Prestigious, Purple Flag – Making Cardiff a safer, better 24 hour city

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Finding ways to Improve Cardiff’s night time economy and securing a prestigious Purple Flag for the city will be discussed by Cardiff Council’s Cabinet this week (16th November) when it considers a new  Public Service Board (PSB) strategy for the city.

The PSB report sets out recommendations to improve transport options, prevent crime and disorder and make the city safer and more welcoming for both residents and visitors at night.

Recently the Council announced plans to improve live music in the city after acquiring a derelict site in Womanby Street to protect Cardiff’s live music quarter.

Following the announcement, a Music Strategy is being created and discussions are taking place with world-leading, music-industry specialists Sound Diplomacy to develop a plan with local artists, businesses and venues to further improve the live music scene in Cardiff.

The PSB Night Time Economy Strategy will dovetail into this work and into the Rough Sleepers Strategy, which is looking to find solutions to aggressive begging, drug litter and preventing those that openly take drugs on our streets.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Lynda Thorne, has set out a commitment to work with all the relevant agencies to tackle these problems and expand the options available for people during the night time across  the city.

The Purple Flag scheme was set up to establish national standards and raise the image of Britain’s town centres at night. By meeting the standards set by Purple Flag, a great evening and night-time offer can be promoted. Purple Flag aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities by incorporating all aspects of evening & night-time economy management into a comprehensive framework for local partnerships to aspire to.

For more information on this story, please visit: http://www.cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/releases/c/16919.html

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