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BBPA publishes updated guide on drugs and pubs

The BBPA has today published an updated guide for licensees on the laws around drugs as well as a host of useful information on how to deal with drug use and drug users on licensed premises. Drugs and pubs: A guide to keeping a drugs free pub, is free to download here BBPA Drugs and Pubs […]


New campaign launched by drinks trade charity The Licensed Trade Charity has announced the launch of a new marketing campaign, “Time to Open Up”. The campaign will go live this week and aims to raise awareness of the free resources available to anyone working in pubs, bars and breweries, when they have a personal or […]

Four licensees receive latest National Pubwatch Star Awards

Local Shrewsbury licensee James Hitchin from the Albert Lounge has been awarded a National Pubwatch ‘Star award’ for his role as Chair of the local Pubwatch scheme. He received the award from Trevor Pepper National Pubwatch Regional Representative at Shrewsbury’s local Pubwatch meeting on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Left to right James Hitchin and Trevor […]

Crowded Space Guidance 2017

The recent terrorist attack in in and around the Borough Market area of London showed yet again that the pub and hospitality trade can find itself in the front line as a target for this type of sickening outrage. There were however some very positive stories in the media of how pub and bar staff […]

Walsall Pubwatch develops its own app.

Landlords come together to tackle bad behaviour with app Badly behaved punters are in for a rude awakening if they step out of line in any of Walsall town centre’s pubs. Walsall Pubwatch who have a new app which is being by venues in Walsall. At Poptastic in Walsall the chairman of Walsall Pub Watch […]

Revitilised Pubwatch scheme is helping to keep Abergavenny’s town centre safe

PC Adam Hollings Abergavenny’s revitalised Pubwatch scheme is going from strength to strength, enabling local landlords to join forces in excluding known troublemakers from all town centre pubs. PC Adam Hollings, who has been championing the initiative since taking on the role of Abergavenny Neighbourhood ward manager, is delighted with the way things are progressing. […]

Southport Pubwatch announces ‘Banned from one, banned from all’ policy

  Southport Pubwatch announces ‘Banned from one, banned from all’ policy. Licensees and bar owners from throughout the town centre have joined forces to tackle unwanted behaviour and instigated a ‘banned from one, banned from all’ policy across their venues. The Southport Pubwatch has been strengthening its co-ordinated approach to tackling issues within the town […]

National Pubwatch present their first Star Awards of 2017

 From left to right: Jenny McCallum, CC Stephen Kavanagh and Steve Evans The exceptional partnership working of three police staff was recognised over the course of a few days when they were presented with the first National Pubwatch Star Awards of 2017.  The Star Awards are being presented to mark the 20th anniversary of National […]