A night out in Aylesbury is one of the best and safest nights out in the country! The town centre has won a purple flag for the fourth year running.
It's one of 70 places around the UK to get the award for having a safe town centre with a good night out.
The Association of Town and City Management only hands out the award to 70 towns and cities around the UK and Ireland.
They recognise a safe town centre that offers a quality night out. Assessors also look at traffic management and the look and feel of the town centre.
Their report heaped praise on Aylesbury's town centre, highlighting key achievements including:
- The policy that encourages the staggered closing times of venues which they said "would be the envy of other towns and cities.
- The positivity and level of co-operation of the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership and the Night Moves working group participants.
- The much-loved Street Angels service that offers both a listening ear and practical help to revellers, the homeless and the vulnerable.
- The redevelopment of North Exchange which will complement an older part of the town and provide new leisure spaces.
Councillor Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:
"This is great news for Aylesbury town centre and confirms that Aylesbury continues to be a fun and safe place to enjoy a night out.
"I am so proud that the hard work of the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership has been recognised as they continue to maintain the town centre as a safe place to enjoy and visit in the evening.
"We want to encourage an even greater range of evening and night-time businesses to get involved and support the partnership - so please do get in touch."
Max Hailey, Chair of AVTP (and MD of Mix96) said:
"The renewal of the Purple Flag status for the fourth time is fantastic news for the people of Aylesbury.
"Everyone in the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership, including town centre venues, have continued to work exceptionally hard to maintain this important accreditation.
"As a result, the town centre continues to provide a safe place with a vibrant atmosphere in which people can live, work and enjoy themselves."