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.

Do you know an unsung hero?

National Pubwatch believes that one of our roles in promoting good practice is to identify those licensees who play a key role in running successful local schemes or those people from public organisations, such as police officers, who provide strong support to their efforts. For a number of years, one of the highlights of the […]

Farnworth and Kearsley Pub & Club Watch raise money for defibrillators

Eddie Brookes Chairman Farnworth & Kearsley pub and club watch receives a defibrillator from Tracey Wilkinson (defibs4bolton) at Farnworth & Kearsley Labour Club. Readers will remember that in January of this year we reported that eight life saving defibrillators had been placed in premises within the Horwich and Blackrod Pubwatch area. We have received news […]

HAND – Bottletop Alcohol Diversion Scheme on You Tube

In February of this year NPW held its annual conference in Manchester. One of the conference breakout sessions featured a presentation by Police Inspector Nick Semper and licensee Dan Guerche regarding the Hereford Bottletop Alcohol Diversion Scheme.  The presentation generated a lot of interest and they are still getting enquiries about the initiative. As they […]

Why are pubs still refusing PASS cards?

National Pubwatch realises that there is very strong pressure on operators to refuse entry to young people, who they believe to be under 18; regardless of the form of ID they may have in their possession. National Pubwatch understands the need to have confidence in the forms of ID that you and your staff will […]

Regional Representative – Bill Sproates

Bill is our new representative working in the North East. He retired from Northumbria Police after almost 31 years service, having worked in Newcastle, Sunderland, South Shields and Gateshead. At the time of his retirement in 2003 he was a Detective Inspector specialising in Surveillance and Major Crime. He currently works as a Licensing Coordinator […]

Assault on workers selling alcohol

NPW has been made aware that Lord Foulkes of Cumnock has tabled an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The amendment would be to introduce a new clause of ‘Assault on workers selling alcohol’. It reads:   (1) A person who assaults a worker who is required to enforce/comply with the Licensing Act 2003-. […]

The National Pubwatch Good Practice Pub is now open !

National Pubwatch has teamed up with the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) to develop a new online toolkit which will provide Pubwatch members with readily accessible good practice advice and guidance on a range of issues which affect the pub trade.   The initiative, which is called the Good Practice Pub, is being launched today and […]

Do you run a good practice Pubwatch?

You do? Then why haven’t you told us about it! And while you are at it, why not let everyone else know about your efforts to make the night time economy safe for staff and customers. Don’t expect someone to do it for you – put your scheme forward for the only national award that […]