Leeds has been praised for having an 'excellent' nightlife for the third consecutive year.
The city was first awarded Purple Flag status by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) in 2017 and has retained the award ever since for its commitment to creating 'a positive visitor experience'.
A number of schemes have been established in recent years to make sure late-night revellers stay safe, including the Leeds Street Angels and the Angels of Freedom, who work specifically in the city's LGBT+ Freedom Quarter on Lower Briggate.
Leeds City Council has also introduced a dedicated Street Support Team, with ambassadors giving up their time to check on the welfare of people enjoying a night out in Leeds city centre.
Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said: "We are delighted and extremely proud that Leeds has been awarded Purple Flag status for a third successive year.
"This really is a tremendous achievement and recognition of the positive and excellent work that is being undertaken by so many partners on a daily basis to make sure that the Leeds night time economy is for visitors, attractive, diverse and safe."
There are more than 30 towns and cities across the country that have been awarded Purple Flag status. The ATCM also looks at the vibrancy, diversity and cleanliness of a town or city centre between the hours of 5pm and 5am.
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