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.

Revision of Good Practice Guide

NPW are pleased to announce that we have updated our Good Practice Guide, and some other documentation including Pubwatch Rules and Code of Practice. This followed a comprehensive review carried out by barristers Rachel Kapila and Stephen Walsh QC from Three Raymond Buildings Chambers. We instructed Rachel and Stephen to carry out the work due […]

Revised guidance issued under s 182 Licensing Act 2003 – came into force from 13 October 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-memorandum-revised-guidance-issued-under-s-182-of-licensing-act-2003 is revised guidance issued under s 182 which came into force from 13 October 2014. This guidance is provided to licensing authorities in relation to the carrying out of their functions under the 2003 Act. It also provides information to magistrates’ courts hearing appeals against licensing decisions and has been made widely available for […]

New powers to tackle ASB – Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

On 20 October 2014, parts two to six of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 will come into effect. They will streamline the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour by reducing them from 19 powers to six. These are more flexible and will enable the police, local authorities and others to respond […]

David Isaac

It is with deep regret that we report the loss of David Isaac, a long time supporter of National Pubwatch. An experienced solicitor, David was the former Head of Legal Services for JD Wetherspoon.   He gave many years service to the National Pubwatch Committee where his legal training and experience of the pub trade […]

Ex-mayor banned from pubs is given drinks licencing role

LANDLORDS have criticised a council after a former mayor who quit after being banned from pubs for six months was given a seat on its licensing board.   Tory Gosport borough councillor Wayne Ronayne was put on the committee that makes decisions on pub licences just months after receiving a Pub Watch ban, barring him […]

Regional Representative – Dr. Alexandra Kenyon

Alexandra is one of our newest Regional Representatives, covering the Humberside, North West and South Yorkshire. Alexandra has worked in the pub industry for many years; starting at 14 years of age as a waitress in a gastro-pub in Huddersfield and then working behind bars in Huddersfield and Halifax.  She has also helped her husband manage pubs for Bass (such as O’Neills) […]

National Pubwatch Conference – 10/2/15

We are pleased to announce that next years confernce will be held at the Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on 10th February 2015. Please make a note in your diary. We will be providing more details on his website, together with an on-line booking process in due course. If you know of any successful local […]

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 […]