News Archive

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First NPW Star Award 2019 – Jenni Haken

Left to right NPW Chair Steve Baker, Jenni Haken and Ian Payne 25/2/19 – Music Hall Tap, Chester Chester Pubwatch Chair Jenni Haken receives the first NPW Star Award at their annual pre-conference reception. NPW representatives and guests met at the Stonegate Music Hall Tap bar in the heart of the city centre. The award […]

NPW Conference Awards 2019

NPW President Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Sharon Fiddler and ACC Matt Burton Cheshire Police Sharon Fiddler – Award of Merit Sharon is the owner of two Doncaster pubs, the White Swan and the French Gate. She has been the Chair of Doncaster Pubwatch for the last 7 years. She is nominated for this award by […]

Stonegate boss issues support for Pubwatch

Stonegate Pub Company spends £27.5m a year on keeping its customer safe, chairman Ian Payne told delegates at the 16th National Pubwatch Conference held in Chester this week. Payne revealed that the company, which as 772 sites including 125 in its late-night division, is the largest consumer of doorstaff in the sector. He also said […]

New Pub Watch scheme to thwart violence in Clacton town centre

22nd February New Pub Watch scheme to thwart violence in Clacton town centre Pub Watch: Publicans across Clacton will be setting up a new scheme to cut down on violence in the town A NEW Pub Watch scheme is being set up in the wake of a series of violent incidents in Clacton town centre. […]

Second Wrexham pubwatch scheme using technology to share details on troublemakers

15/2/19 Licensees in Wrexham have joined forces to use the latest technology to make their premises safer for staff and customers. Wrexham Pubwatch North is a group of pubs which meet regularly to share information on individuals who have caused problems on their premises. The Pubwatch group can exclude troublemakers by placing individuals on a […]

Flip the foil to find the fakes – advice to pubwatch from Bank of England

Checking your banknotes is easy using two key security features on paper £20 and £50 banknotes Are you a retailer or business who handles cash? Are you confident that you and your staff know how to check for genuine notes? While counterfeiting remains very rare (less than 0.05% of notes in circulation are counterfeit) and […]

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 […]