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

Aberdeen pub joins scheme to help reduce alcohol-related violence

21/12/2017 The Cocket Hat, on North Anderson Drive A scheme aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence in an Aberdeen community has expanded. The Mastrick Pubwatch initiative, which was launched in June, initially comprised of police and representatives from Murdo’s Bar, the Three Lums, Gray’s Inn and Croft Tavern. This month the Cocket Hat, on North Anderson […]

Pubwatch scheme extends its reach to Newton Stewart and Wigtown

19 December 2017 A scheme which allows licensees to ban individuals from their premises in south west Scotland has been extended. Sites in Newton Stewart and Wigtown have signed up to the area’s Pubwatch to join up with their counterparts in Stranraer. It means that anyone issued with an exclusion order could find themselves banned […]

Drugs and Pubs – New Film from NPW

In August 2017 the BBPA published its updated ‘Drugs and Pubs’ guide for licensees on the issues relating to drugs in licensed premises. The recent tragic deaths of two young customers in a Plymouth nightclub have shown that even the best run premises are not immune from the problem. We are therefore very pleased to […]

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