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Chelmsford Pubwatch issues ‘Acid Attack’ kits

Members of Chelmsford Pubwatch have taken a proactive decision to equip their establishments with acid attack kits following the serious incident at Club Mangle London in April 2017 where at least 14 people were injured. Chelmsford is considered to be a very safe city and has not yet experienced any acid attack within the night […]

New Free Mental Health Support for people working in pubs and bars

Free support is available on a range of mental health issues for people working in pubs and bars, from the charity that is bespoke to our sector – the Licensed Trade Charity. The Licensed Trade Charity’s new free helpline is operated by trained counsellors, who can help with support for any difficulty you are facing: […]

National Pubwatch appoints new Honorary President

Left to right: Steve Baker Chair NPW and Lord Roy Kennedy Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark has been appointed as the new National Pubwatch Honorary President. He has worked closely with the pub and hospitality trade over many years in his role as a Labour Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group. Steve Baker Chair […]

Aberdeen pub joins scheme to help reduce alcohol-related violence

21/12/2017 The Cocket Hat, on North Anderson Drive A scheme aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence in an Aberdeen community has expanded. The Mastrick Pubwatch initiative, which was launched in June, initially comprised of police and representatives from Murdo’s Bar, the Three Lums, Gray’s Inn and Croft Tavern. This month the Cocket Hat, on North Anderson […]

Pubwatch scheme extends its reach to Newton Stewart and Wigtown

19 December 2017 A scheme which allows licensees to ban individuals from their premises in south west Scotland has been extended. Sites in Newton Stewart and Wigtown have signed up to the area’s Pubwatch to join up with their counterparts in Stranraer. It means that anyone issued with an exclusion order could find themselves banned […]

Drugs and Pubs – New Film from NPW

In August 2017 the BBPA published its updated ‘Drugs and Pubs’ guide for licensees on the issues relating to drugs in licensed premises. The recent tragic deaths of two young customers in a Plymouth nightclub have shown that even the best run premises are not immune from the problem. We are therefore very pleased to […]

Bangor Pubwatch ‘Whatsapp’ group reduces incidents of violence and other crimes

11/12/17: The ‘Pubwatch’ scheme in Bangor has been hailed a success by North Wales Police, by reducing incidents of drunken violence and other crimes, after the introduction of a ‘WhatsApp’ group geared specifically for licensee’s and their staff. Pubwatch in Bangor was established several years ago as a joint venture between local Police and Licensed […]

Doncaster pubwatch group raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust

Members of the Wheatley Intake pubwatch group have raised a thousand pounds for the local cancer trust to help fund a much needed piece of CT scanning equipment. The pubwatch group, which is made up of six members of the community from the pubs and club in the area, have over the past few months […]

National Pubwatch – latest ‘Drugs and Pubs’ film in production

Filming outside The Scotch Bar – Windsor 5/12/17: National Pubwatch is in the process of producing its latest film based on the British Beer & Pub Associations guide ‘Drugs in Pubs’. The film aims to provide guidance on the importance of developing a clear policy for dealing with the problem of drugs. We are pleased […]

Plymouth to launch Ask for Angela Scheme in time for Christmas

People whose internet date turns out to be a disaster and they wind up feeling under threat will be able to escape and get help by using a special safe-word – Angela. The national “Ask for Angela” campaign will come to Plymouth’s pubs and clubs this Christmas with 135 bars in the city’s Pubwatch and […]