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

Second Wrexham pubwatch scheme using technology to share details on troublemakers

15/2/19 Licensees in Wrexham have joined forces to use the latest technology to make their premises safer for staff and customers. Wrexham Pubwatch North is a group of pubs which meet regularly to share information on individuals who have caused problems on their premises. The Pubwatch group can exclude troublemakers by placing individuals on a […]

Flip the foil to find the fakes – advice to pubwatch from Bank of England

Checking your banknotes is easy using two key security features on paper £20 and £50 banknotes Are you a retailer or business who handles cash? Are you confident that you and your staff know how to check for genuine notes? While counterfeiting remains very rare (less than 0.05% of notes in circulation are counterfeit) and […]

Pubwatch members extend police ban for woman who attacked Crook landlord

9/2/19 PUBWATCH members have sent a strong message to anyone who abuses staff following the conviction of a woman who repeatedly punched a pub landlord. Rachel Bainbridge of Oakley Green, West Auckland, was given an exclusion order banning her from going to the Crown Inn, in Crook, for six months, after she was convicted of […]

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