News Archive

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Pubwatch scheme helps make South Shields bars safer

A total of 72 people caught causing trouble in South Shields town centre bars are currently on a pub ban list. South Shields Pubwatch has released the figure as a reminder to those coming to the town for a night out to behave or risk being barred. “The bans show we do take action against […]

Richard Drax MP – a personal view of licensing hours and Weymouth Pubwatch

WEYMOUTH TO WESTMINSTER: Cheers to sensible drinking TWENTY-FOUR hour drinking was a disastrous idea from its inception. Unlike the Mediterranean countries, we have neither the culture nor climate to accommodate this way of life. The consequences are too often felt by local communities, police and the NHS. And nowhere more so than in Weymouth, whose […]

Apply now for the Diageo National Pubwatch Award

Do you know of a local Pubwatch scheme which is making a real difference to reducing crime and disorder in your community? If you do, then please seriously consider helping them to make an application to enter this year’s Diageo National Pubwatch Award. We think the best way to promote best practice is to identify […]

National Pubwatch Commendation for Corby Chairman Mick Willey

From left Mark Worthington (NPW Committee) and Mick Willey   4th May 2016.  At today’s Corby Pubwatch Committee meeting, which also hosted the towns Best Bar None Awards, Mark Worthington presented Mick Willey with a National Pubwatch Commendation for his commitment to Corby Pubwatch. His contribution to the scheme was also recognised by the Corby Community […]

Brothers jailed after brutal pub attack

29/04/2016 Three brothers have been jailed for a vicious assault on a man in a Birmingham pub which left him with a ruptured spleen. A row between the group resulted in Marvin, Ashley and Darren Trevis chasing the man around the Yardley Arms on 26 June last year and carrying out a sustained attack with […]

A successful Euro 2016 – BBPA issues guidance for pubs

With less than two months to go until the start of Euro 2016 and with three home nations taking part, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has produced definitive guidance for pubs planning on making the most of the tournament.   The guidance, freely available on the BBPA website, via this link, has been developed with […]

Prison for yob who told pensioners he was going to ‘knock their heads off’

The Nag’s Head, Brampton 21 April 2016 9:58AM A yob who verbally abused staff in two pubs and told four pensioners he would “knock their heads off” has been jailed. Gary Richardson, 34, who later blamed his antisocial behaviour on the death of his best friend, was already on a local Pubwatch scheme when he […]

Pubwatch scheme keeps Paisley punters safe  

  Pubwatch’s Jason Laurie, Michelle Purden, Mags McCann, Sgt Jeff Curran, PC Ryan White, Euan Tosh, Margaret Patterson, Alan Robertson and Jaqueline McCaig meet at Paisley’s Bankhouse bar.  Volunteers are being sought to keep town boozers free from troublemakers A pub scheme that helps people in Paisley enjoy a top night out in safety is looking […]