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

Operators warned over release of CCTV footage at National Pubwatch conference

Operators  must ensure they have a formal request from police or local authority before handing over CCTV footage, in order to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, a leading barrister has advised. Speaking at the National Pubwatch Conference last week Stephen Walsh QC admitted that withholding CCTV images from police was a […]

Top Police Chiefs speak at National Pubwatch Conference – 28/2/17

Working closely with premises and having a consistent policy in dealing with licensing issues has reaped benefits for Thames Valley police, chief constable Francis Habgood told delegates at the National Pubwatch conference last week.   He said that instead of focusing on targeting specific towns with busy late night economies, a new approach has seen […]

National Pubwatch Conference Awards – 28/2/17

National Pubwatch handed out a special recognition award to Mark Baird, head of alcohol in society at Diageo, at its annual conference last week.   The award was to thank Baird for supporting National Pubwatch and its awards for the past five years.   National Pubwatch chairman Steve Baker said: “He really understands the issues […]

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