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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.

“People should be able to enjoy a good night out safely and responsibly without fear of being the victim of alcohol-related crime and disorder. The Government is committed to addressing this – and working with the industry and customers is a key element.

Pubwatch enables licensees to take collective action to ban troublemakers, while promoting effective working relations between licensees, the police and local authorities. The scheme helps to make licensed premises places where people can enjoy themselves safely and I am pleased to support it.”

Victoria Atkins MP – Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and vulnerability (24/4/19)

“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

Police warning after Whitehaven woman banned from 120 licensed premises

Kylie Townsley 15/5/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Times & Star www.timesandstar.co.uk Police warning after woman banned from 120 pubs Police have sent out a stark warning to people causing drink-fuelled trouble in pubs and clubs after a woman was banned from about 120 licensed premises across West Cumbria. Officers say other people causing problems […]

Seven people banned from Newtown pubs under Pubwatch scheme

14/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Powys County Times www.countytimes.co.uk Seven people have been banned from Newtown’s pubs under a scheme to reduce alcohol-related crime. The “Behave or Be Banned” (BOBB) scheme was relaunched last year and sees problem customers banned from all pubs in the area that have signed up. It also aims to […]

Conwy Pubwatch Chairman receives Star Award

14/9/19: North Wales Regional Representative Frank Marnell presents Garry Plumb with NPW Star Award at Conwy Pubwatch AGM. Garry who is the Manager of the Maelgwyn Public House in Llandudno Junction was nominated by Samantha Jones of Conwy Council. He was one of the original founders and member of the Conwy Pubwatch which was launched […]

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