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.

“I have seen the devastating impact alcohol related violence can have on local communities. My father was the Chairman of his local Pubwatch and I saw first-hand the benefits the programme can have in bringing people together, developing ways to tackle the worst troublemakers and creating a safer night time economy.”

Karen Bradley MP, Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime

‘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’

Commander Simon Letchford – Alcohol Lead, National Police Chief’s Council

News in brief

Group aims to cut crime in Clevedon’s pubs

29 July 2016 A scheme aimed at improving safety and cracking down on crime in Clevedon pubs is being restarted. Pubwatch schemes are run around the country, including one in Portishead, and see pub owners and landlords in particular areas work together to reduce serious crime, antisocial behaviour and alcohol-related incidents in their venues. The […]

Pubwatch has had positive impact on partnership working and encouraging good business practice 

On 12/7/16 the House of Lords Licensing Act 2003 Committee received oral evidence from a group of prominent councillors and local authority figures. When discussing the impacts of the  Licensing Act 2003 on crime and disorder David Banks, Executive Manager Neighbourhoods Rushcliffe Borough Council, identified, ‘the development of robust Pubwatches as having done incredibly well […]

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