Welcome to National Pubwatch

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National Pubwatch is a voluntary organisation set up to promote best practice through supporting the work of local Pubwatch Schemes. Its aim is to achieve a safer drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK.

“Alcohol related crime has a significant detrimental impact on our town centres and local communities. The Governments Modern Crime Prevention Strategy highlights the importance of working together to address this. I am therefore extremely grateful to the National Pubwatch Scheme for the vital work that they do to promote local partnerships across the UK to tackle the small number of offenders whose actions can cause real damage to the night time economy.”

Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Vulnerabilty, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism

“National Pubwatch plays a key role in promoting good practice and supporting local Pubwatch schemes which can make a real difference to improving the safety of people working and socialising in our town and city centres.”

ACC Rachel Kearton – Alcohol Lead, National Police Chief’s Council

News in brief

The Bank of England launches new Banknote Checking Scheme

11/10/17 NPW attended the launch of the Bank of England’s new Banknote Checking Scheme on 10 October. The Scheme is aimed at cash-handling businesses and promotes banknote checking at point of sale through targeted training. Its aim is to reduce the number of counterfeit notes being accepted and to reduce losses to businesses. Any retailer […]

National Pubwatch Conference 2018 – Save the Date

We are pleased to announce that the next NPW conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Full details of the conference and booking instructions will given on this website in due course – but please put a date in your diary. The conference is being run in […]

Diageo & NPW Pubwatch Award – Finalists Announced

NPW are pleased to announce that the three finalists for the Diageo NPW award are Romford Town, Windsor and Plymouth. Members of these schemes will be attending a prestigious awards dinner in the House of Commons on Thursday 2 November 2017. The standard of applicants was strong and we have contacted unsuccessful schemes to give […]

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