On 25 April 2013, the community of Hoylake in the Wirral hosted a discussion event concerning the future development of their town's evening and night-time economy. Phil was a guest speaker at this event, speaking alongside Alex Smith, Programme Manager of the Purple Flag Accreditation Scheme. Phil was able to give independent impartial advice both to those members of the audience hoping to promote more vibrant nightlife activities, as well as those residents concerned to address any issues of public nuisance. Representatives from the local council (officers and members), as well as a local police Sargeant, also spoke at the event. The event is to be followed by the drawing up of further proposals for supporting a welcoming night-time offer in the town.
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