News Archive

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Bans of 100 people barred from Conwy pubs to be lifted

30/5/19: Story courtesy North Wales Live www.dailypost.co.uk TV star Drew Pritchard, previously banned from 44 pubs, has declined to say if he’s benefited from amnesty. Around 100 people have had their names dropped from a list banning them from pubs in Conwy county. At a Pubwatch annual general meeting last week, volunteers decided which punters […]

Is the Ask for Angela initiative only for women?

The Ask for Angela initiative has certainly caught the public imagination and many local Pubwatch schemes have played their part in promoting its aims and objectives. The Ask for Angela poster has been downloaded over 7,000 times from the NPW website and we have supplied many hundreds of hard copy posters direct to local Pubwatch […]

Police warning after Whitehaven woman banned from 120 licensed premises

Kylie Townsley 15/5/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Times & Star www.timesandstar.co.uk Police warning after woman banned from 120 pubs Police have sent out a stark warning to people causing drink-fuelled trouble in pubs and clubs after a woman was banned from about 120 licensed premises across West Cumbria. Officers say other people causing problems […]

Seven people banned from Newtown pubs under Pubwatch scheme

14/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Powys County Times www.countytimes.co.uk Seven people have been banned from Newtown’s pubs under a scheme to reduce alcohol-related crime. The “Behave or Be Banned” (BOBB) scheme was relaunched last year and sees problem customers banned from all pubs in the area that have signed up. It also aims to […]

Conwy Pubwatch Chairman receives Star Award

14/9/19: North Wales Regional Representative Frank Marnell presents Garry Plumb with NPW Star Award at Conwy Pubwatch AGM. Garry who is the Manager of the Maelgwyn Public House in Llandudno Junction was nominated by Samantha Jones of Conwy Council. He was one of the original founders and member of the Conwy Pubwatch which was launched […]

Blaenau Gwent Pubwatch receive acid attack kits

9/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of South Wales Argus www.southwalesargus.co.uk More acid attack kits rolled out in region. GWENT Police joined forces with Tredegar Rugby Club to host an initiative to make social venues in Blaenau Gwent aware of acid attack kits. The rollout means that people will have access to the equipment should an […]

Landlords join forces to launch Pub Watch scheme

16/4/19: Story and photograph courtesy Lyme Online www.lyme-online.co.uk PCSO Amanda King (far left) and some members of the new Lyme Regis Pub Watch scheme PUBS in the Lyme Regis area are joining forces to ensure they can provide a safe environment for residents and visitors. The Lyme Regis Pub Watch scheme was recently launched under […]

Gwent Pubwatch schemes fund acid response kits

24/4/19: Story and photographs courtesy of South Wales Argus www.southwalesargus.co.uk Acid attack response kits introduced in 25 pubs across Torfaen Chief Inspector Jason White presents a emergency burns kit to Cwmbran street pastor Tony Rosser  ACID attack response kits have been rolled out across pubs in Torfaen. The borough is the second of the Gwent […]

Thames Valley Officer receives the Malcolm Eidmans Award 2019

23/4/19 NPW Chair Steve Baker finally caught up with Thames Valley Officer PC Simon Wheeler to present him with the Malcolm Eidman Award 2019. Left to right: Steve Baker – Chair NPW, PC Simon Wheeler, Debs Edwards – Mayor of Reading, Superintendent Stan Gilmour and Bill Donne – Reading Pubwatch Simon should have received the […]

Landlord knocked out and DJ headbutted in town’s drug-related violence spike

20/4/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Derby Live www.derbytelegraph.co.uk Pub landlords in Ilkeston are cracking down after an alarming rise in drug-related violence – with the culprits often high on a “lethal” mix of booze and cocaine. Drug fuelled drinkers have knocked a landlord unconscious and headbutted a DJ in two recent examples of brutality […]