News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Pubwatch members extend police ban for woman who attacked Crook landlord

9/2/19 PUBWATCH members have sent a strong message to anyone who abuses staff following the conviction of a woman who repeatedly punched a pub landlord. Rachel Bainbridge of Oakley Green, West Auckland, was given an exclusion order banning her from going to the Crown Inn, in Crook, for six months, after she was convicted of […]

Licensed Trade Charity Supports Publicans And Staff On Mental Health

The Licensed Trade Charity, a free service for all pub and bar people, has recently begun a three-year roadshow of mental health training sessions to ensure pubs are fully educated on how to give their staff the best possible guidance through difficult times. With licensees and their staff working together through Pubwatch to ensure a […]

Acid Attacks in Chelmsford: How Pubwatch bars and clubs are preparing for the worst

31 JAN 2019 CTZN bar in Chelmsford Staff are being trained for possible acid attacks in Chelmsford. Police are helping to protect the city’s bustling nightlife by giving specialised kits to bars and nightclubs in case a terrifying event were to happen outside their doors. This is believed to be the first such initiative in […]

Call for tougher sentences for attacks on bar and door staff

Police and Pubwatch launch campaign to protect hospitality workers and want sentences to equal those for assaults on 999 crews Police and bar bosses in Plymouth want anyone who attacks a bouncer, bar staff or even a takeaway worker or taxi driver to get a sentence every bit as stiff as if they had assaulted […]

National Pubwatch Resources

Does your Pubwatch make full use of the resources available from National Pubwatch? We know how difficult it can be to source good practice advice or fund local initiatives; so everything we do is aimed at supporting your work. And as NPW is a voluntary organisation we think its important that we do not charge […]

Jeremy Allen Award 2018 Winner Announced – National Pubwatch Chairman Steve Baker

Press release from Institute of Licensing – 16th November 2018 We are delighted to announce Stephen Baker as winner of the 2018 Jeremy Allen Award. Stephen was presented with the award on the evening of 15th November 2018 during the Institutes’s National Training Conference Gala Dinner. Stephen is the Chair of National Pubwatch, a position […]

New South Ribble Pubwatch elects Chair and Vice-Chair

Friday, 16 November 2018 Jim Andrews and Paul Cookson A BRAND new Pubwatch has been established in South Ribble to ensure the safety and wellbeing of licensed premises, pub-goers, and their local communities. During a meeting at the Civic Centre in Leyland yesterday (Thursday 15 November), around 30 licensees gathered for the inaugural meeting of […]

Chelmsford wins Diageo National Pubwatch Award for contribution to community safety

Left to right: Lord Roy Kennedy, Steve Baker Chair NPW, Nick Halle Chair Chelmsford Pubwatch, Vicky Ford MP and Mellisa Yorke Diageo GB The Pubwatch scheme, Chelmsford City, has been awarded the prestigious Diageo National Pubwatch Award for its significant role working in partnership to reduce violence and NTE crime in the city by 45%. […]

National Pubwatch Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce the date of our 16th annual conference, which will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester on 26 February 2019. This will be the second year running that we are holding the conference in partnership with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) who have a shared interest in reducing violence […]