News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Call for tougher sentences for attacks on bar and door staff

Police and Pubwatch launch campaign to protect hospitality workers and want sentences to equal those for assaults on 999 crews Police and bar bosses in Plymouth want anyone who attacks a bouncer, bar staff or even a takeaway worker or taxi driver to get a sentence every bit as stiff as if they had assaulted […]

National Pubwatch Resources

Does your Pubwatch make full use of the resources available from National Pubwatch? We know how difficult it can be to source good practice advice or fund local initiatives; so everything we do is aimed at supporting your work. And as NPW is a voluntary organisation we think its important that we do not charge […]

Jeremy Allen Award 2018 Winner Announced – National Pubwatch Chairman Steve Baker

Press release from Institute of Licensing – 16th November 2018 We are delighted to announce Stephen Baker as winner of the 2018 Jeremy Allen Award. Stephen was presented with the award on the evening of 15th November 2018 during the Institutes’s National Training Conference Gala Dinner. Stephen is the Chair of National Pubwatch, a position […]

New South Ribble Pubwatch elects Chair and Vice-Chair

Friday, 16 November 2018 Jim Andrews and Paul Cookson A BRAND new Pubwatch has been established in South Ribble to ensure the safety and wellbeing of licensed premises, pub-goers, and their local communities. During a meeting at the Civic Centre in Leyland yesterday (Thursday 15 November), around 30 licensees gathered for the inaugural meeting of […]

Chelmsford wins Diageo National Pubwatch Award for contribution to community safety

Left to right: Lord Roy Kennedy, Steve Baker Chair NPW, Nick Halle Chair Chelmsford Pubwatch, Vicky Ford MP and Mellisa Yorke Diageo GB The Pubwatch scheme, Chelmsford City, has been awarded the prestigious Diageo National Pubwatch Award for its significant role working in partnership to reduce violence and NTE crime in the city by 45%. […]

National Pubwatch Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce the date of our 16th annual conference, which will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester on 26 February 2019. This will be the second year running that we are holding the conference in partnership with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) who have a shared interest in reducing violence […]

NPW Star Award – Jason Dickens Derby City Pubwatch Chair

On 25th September 2018 NPW Regional Representative Trevor Pepper presented Jason Dickens with a Star Award for service to the Derby City Pubwatch scheme. Jason has chaired the scheme for 6 years. He is a local business man who runs Atlas security. Has worked hard to build strong relationships with the Police Neighbourhood team, the […]

B&FC students champion Pubwatch project to improve safety in Blackpool

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) students are spearheading a project to help people stay safe on a night out in the resort. The Ask for Angela campaign has seen positive results around the world and B&FC public services student David Shackleton gave a presentation to licensees at a recent Pubwatch meeting, who agreed to […]

Public urged to notify Pubwatch about drink spiking concerns

Doncaster health chief issues advice after figures reveal drink and food spiking incidents have tripled. A Doncaster health chief has issued advice after figures revealed drink and food spiking incidents have tripled in the last three years. Data obtained by The Star under the Freedom of Information Act showed there were 82 reported crimes across […]

New NPW Film – Conflict Management

NPW is pleased to announce the release of its latest film on the subject of conflict management. Conflict always has the potential to escalate into violence. We look at some of the triggers to conflict and how a calm and professional approach, might prevent a situation becoming violent. The main  fictional storyline revolves around a […]