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

Pubwatch zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour in Buckfastleigh

A ZERO tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour is being taken in Buckfastleigh this Christmas. Buckfastleigh Pubwatch, which comprises all pubs and other establishments licensed to sell alcohol such as shops and restaurants, with the support of the town council, is taking a zero tolerance approach to all individuals who participate in anti-social behaviour. A town […]

Former soldier facing £2,000 bill after he loses Crown Court appeal

Stephen Cook: his status as a vulnerable adult was no excuse for aggressive and abusive behaviour, said the judge. A mother has failed in her bid to overturn a court’s decision to convict her son of being drunk and disorderly and obstructing a police officer. Northern Ireland veteran Stephen Cook, 46, who suffers post-traumatic stress […]

Troublemakers face being banned from every pub in West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh

Pubwatch scheme takes a hardline approach ahead of the festive season Troublemakers in pubs and clubs in Alexandria could be banned from all licensed premises from Helensburgh to Dumbarton. The Pubwatch scheme, which aims to help create safer drinking venues, is warning drinkers to be on their best behaviour over the festive period. More than […]

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