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

Chelmsford Pubwatch issues ‘Acid Attack’ kits

Members of Chelmsford Pubwatch have taken a proactive decision to equip their establishments with acid attack kits following the serious incident at Club Mangle London in April 2017 where at least 14 people were injured. Chelmsford is considered to be a very safe city and has not yet experienced any acid attack within the night […]

New Free Mental Health Support for people working in pubs and bars

Free support is available on a range of mental health issues for people working in pubs and bars, from the charity that is bespoke to our sector – the Licensed Trade Charity. The Licensed Trade Charity’s new free helpline is operated by trained counsellors, who can help with support for any difficulty you are facing: […]

National Pubwatch appoints new Honorary President

Left to right: Steve Baker Chair NPW and Lord Roy Kennedy Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark has been appointed as the new National Pubwatch Honorary President. He has worked closely with the pub and hospitality trade over many years in his role as a Labour Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group. Steve Baker Chair […]

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