Purple Tuesday: Who’s involved in accessible shopping day in Leeds?

Purple Tuesday logo

On Tuesday 13th November, a series of retailers and owners of shopping centres and retail parks will be taking part in a nationwide campaign to make shopping more accessible for disabled customers. Purple Tuesday is happening throughout the day and encourages the retail industry to make their premises more accessible to disabled people.

Examples of how shopping can be made more accessible include turning the lighting down, turning off any background music and offering a quiet space in busy supermarkets, department stores and shopping centres. You can read more about the day on the Purple Tuesday website: https://purpletuesday.org.uk/

We have compiled a list of the venues which are taking part in the Purple Tuesday campaign:

Shopping centres and retail parks

  • Victoria Gate – owned by Hammerson
  • Victoria Quarter – owned by Hammerson
  • Leeds Trinity – owned by Landsec
  • White Rose – owned by Landsec
  • Crown Point Shopping Park – owned by The Crown Estate

Shops and banks

  • Argos – branches in:
    • Leeds City Centre – on the Headrow
    • Crown Point Shopping Park
    • White Rose Shopping Centre
    • Colton Retail Park
    • Moor Allerton Centre
    • Guiseley
    • Otley
  • Sainsbury’s – all Sainsbury’s Local branches, plus larger supermarkets in:
    • Leeds City Centre – on the Headrow
    • Colton Retail Park
    • Moor Allerton Centre
    • Otley
    • Headingley – Otley Road
    • White Rose Shopping Centre
  • Asda – branches in:
    • Killingbeck
    • Pudsey – Owlcotes Centre
    • Wortley
    • Adel Shopping Centre
    • Beeston
    • Middleton
    • Morley
    • Meanwood
    • Harehills
  • Marks & Spencer – branches in:
    • Leeds Trinity
    • Crown Point Shopping Park – Food Hall
    • Leeds Central on Wellington Street – Food Hall
    • Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park – Aimply Food
    • Pudsey – Owlcotes Centre
    • Thorpe Park – The Springs Retail Park – Food Hall
    • Moortown – Simply Food
    • White Rose Shopping Centre
  • Barclays – branches in:
    • Leeds City Centre – Vicar Lane and Albion Street
    • Woodhouse – near the University of Leeds
    • Pudsey – Owlcotes Centre
    • Horsforth
    • Moortown
    • Guiseley
    • Morley
    • Garforth

What’s happening

On the day, some participating shopping centres and individual retailers will be promoting the idea of making shopping more accessible for disabled people. This may involve giving out promotional material or asking disabled shoppers what would make things better for them.