The Blaby area Pubwatch has eight members
Pubs in and around Blaby are banding together to bar customers who cause trouble.
The Pubwatch scheme currently has eight members and covers the majority of pubs in Blaby and neighbouring Whetstone and Glen Parva.
They say they are sharing information on troublemakers and say a ban from one will be a ban from all, leaving problem customers unable to drink locally.
Leicestershire Police is backing the scheme and the area’s beat bobbies are working with the licensees to ensure its success.
Pc Thomas Longden, of Blaby police, said the area had a Pubwatch in the past but that it had become inactive some time ago.
Pc Longden said: “We’ve got it running again and we’ve have had eight pubs sign up so far, which is most of the premises on the patch. ”
“It’s a small minority who are causing trouble for us in and around the pubs.
“It’s early days. We only put up the first Pubwatch posters in December and the message on them is very simple – if you are barred from one you are barred from all. “
“We’ve had a lot of comments in support of that and, hopefully, anyone who has caused trouble in the past will think if I behave like an idiot, I won’t be able to get into any of the pubs in the area.”
“I have no doubt that, if we run the pubwatch scheme right, we will see an increase in people behaving positively in our pubs.”
Georgia Page, manager of the Fox and Tiger, in Lutterworth Road, Blaby, said: “It’s early days but it’s all been very positive so far.”
“We hope it will make people think about their behaviour and what the consequences could be.”
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