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Pubwatch scheme extends its reach to Newton Stewart and Wigtown

19 December 2017 A scheme which allows licensees to ban individuals from their premises in south west Scotland has been extended. Sites in Newton Stewart and Wigtown have signed up to the area’s Pubwatch to join up with their counterparts in Stranraer. It means that anyone issued with an exclusion order could find themselves banned […]

Drugs and Pubs – New Film from NPW

In August 2017 the BBPA published its updated ‘Drugs and Pubs’ guide for licensees on the issues relating to drugs in licensed premises. The recent tragic deaths of two young customers in a Plymouth nightclub have shown that even the best run premises are not immune from the problem. We are therefore very pleased to […]

Bangor Pubwatch ‘Whatsapp’ group reduces incidents of violence and other crimes

11/12/17: The ‘Pubwatch’ scheme in Bangor has been hailed a success by North Wales Police, by reducing incidents of drunken violence and other crimes, after the introduction of a ‘WhatsApp’ group geared specifically for licensee’s and their staff. Pubwatch in Bangor was established several years ago as a joint venture between local Police and Licensed […]

Doncaster pubwatch group raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust

Members of the Wheatley Intake pubwatch group have raised a thousand pounds for the local cancer trust to help fund a much needed piece of CT scanning equipment. The pubwatch group, which is made up of six members of the community from the pubs and club in the area, have over the past few months […]

National Pubwatch – latest ‘Drugs and Pubs’ film in production

Filming outside The Scotch Bar – Windsor 5/12/17: National Pubwatch is in the process of producing its latest film based on the British Beer & Pub Associations guide ‘Drugs in Pubs’. The film aims to provide guidance on the importance of developing a clear policy for dealing with the problem of drugs. We are pleased […]

Plymouth to launch Ask for Angela Scheme in time for Christmas

People whose internet date turns out to be a disaster and they wind up feeling under threat will be able to escape and get help by using a special safe-word – Angela. The national “Ask for Angela” campaign will come to Plymouth’s pubs and clubs this Christmas with 135 bars in the city’s Pubwatch and […]

Stranraer Pubwatch – Police warning about abuse of alcohol during festive season

28 November 2017 Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season Police Scotland are asking people to be sensible around alcohol if they are out socialising in Stranraer over the Christmas and New Year period, as officers plan more patrols to support the ‘Pubwatch’ scheme run by the license holders in the town. […]

Ask for Angela set for Wolverhampton roll-out with aid of Pubwatch

23/11/17. A Campaign offering immediate help to victims of sexual violence in pubs and clubs is set to be rolled out within two weeks. The ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative allows people who feel vulnerable or at risk to discreetly seek help from staff. Bar staff at participating venues across Wolverhampton are trained so that when […]

National Pubwatch Star Award for Isle of Man licensee

Left to right: Julian Lalor-Smith (Director of Administration and Legislation at the Department of Home Affairs), Chief Constable Gary Roberts, Harry Creevy, Joe Murray NPW, Darren Bradford and Ken Kneale) 24/11/17: At a ceremony at Isle of Man Police Headquarters Chief Constable, Chief Constable Gary Roberts presented licensee Harry Creevy with a NPW Star Award. […]

Pubwatch Scheme returns to help make local pubs safer

Representatives of the local pubs in and around Dalkeith involved in pubwatch, with Midlothian Provost and Chairman of the Licensing Board Councillor Adam Montgomery and Dalkeith Community Police Sergeant Aitchison. Licensed premises in and around Dalkeith have come together to kick-start the local Pubwatch scheme to ensure safer local watering holes. Following a consultation with […]