What do you love about Mansfield?

July 31, 2014 12:52 pm


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What do you love about Mansfield? Maybe it’s one of the many great restaurants or the evening markets organised in town. Perhaps the theatre or live entertainment in one of the pubs is what you think makes it great.

Mansfield’s Purple Flag steering group is asking the question – and anyone who lives, works or comes for a night out in the town is being encouraged to give an answer.

The group plans to pass on what people have said when inspectors from the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM), which decides on the award, make a second visit in the next few weeks.

Purple Flag is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town centres at night. It can be seen as the equivalent of the Blue Flag awarded to good beaches.

Inspectors came to Mansfield in April and gave very positive feedback on the application. ATCM said it would like assessors to make a second visit to witness an element of the criteria not in place on the evening of the first visit.

In its application the steering group identified five key things it thought are great about Mansfield. These included: it has something for all ages, budgets and tastes;  it is a safe, friendly and fun town;  it is easy to get to and from;  it has history and tradition; and it has a great range of shops and restaurants.

During the next inspection visit the group would like to tell ATCM what YOU think.

Email your comments using the subject of #loveMansfield, tweet using @yourMPAC or @Mansfield_BID or write them down and send them to Mansfield BID, Town Hall, Market Place, Mansfield NG18 1HX.

Speaking on behalf of the Steering Group, Sarah Nelson, Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) Manager, said: “We have carried out surveys in the town centre among residents and those out for the night, but we have never actually asked ‘what do you love about Mansfield?’

“We really hope people will come back with quick answers to the question. We will pass on what they have said to the inspection team, and, of course, the comments will be shared by the Mansfield organisations involved.

“It only takes a minute to email or to tweet, so let us have your positive comments please!”

The team steering the Purple Flag work involves representatives from Mansfield Association of Licensed Venues (MALV), Mansfield BID, Mansfield District Council, Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) and the police. Many other organisations which contribute to the town centre experience are playing a role in the work too.

Further information on this press release is available from: Sue Grief.

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