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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

STAR Awards for Otley Pubwatch

Tony Garwood seated front far right 21/8/19: NPW Regional Representative and Mayor of Otley Peter Jackson, attended a meeting of Otley and District Pubwatch to present two National Pubwatch Star Awards to Tony Garwood Chair of Otley & District Pubwatch and Mick Waters Leeds City Council Entertainment Licensing. Also, in attendance to witness the award […]

‘Banned from one, banned from all’ – pubs come together to ban troublemakers

6/8/19: Story courtesy of Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury www.wymondhamandattleboroughmercury.co.uk Wymondham pubs, bars and sports clubs are coming together for a new Pub Watch scheme. Officers are hoping to crack down on a minority of troublemakers in Wymondham, with people being warned they face being barred from all nine pubs and bars in the town. Norfolk […]

New Pubwatch Scheme for Heathrow Airport

The UK’s busiest airport has launched its own Pubwatch scheme as part of its policy to take a proactive and responsible approach to keeping the airport safe and secure for its passengers and work colleagues.   The aim of the Heathrow Pubwatch is to bring together concessionaires, lounge operators, airlines, hoteliers and Police, in order […]

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