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National Pubwatch is a voluntary organisation set up to promote best practice through supporting the work of local Pubwatch Schemes. Its aim is to achieve a safer drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK.

“People should be able to enjoy a good night out safely and responsibly without fear of being the victim of alcohol-related crime and disorder. The Government is committed to addressing this – and working with the industry and customers is a key element.

Pubwatch enables licensees to take collective action to ban troublemakers, while promoting effective working relations between licensees, the police and local authorities. The scheme helps to make licensed premises places where people can enjoy themselves safely and I am pleased to support it.”

Victoria Atkins MP – Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and vulnerability (24/4/19)

“National Pubwatch plays a key role in promoting good practice and supporting local Pubwatch schemes which can make a real difference to improving the safety of people working and socialising in our town and city centres.”

ACC Rachel Kearton – Alcohol Lead, National Police Chief’s Council

News in brief

Pontypool dad and sons jailed over ‘outrageous’ pub attack

From left to right, Reuben Edwards, Leonard Edwards and Nino Edwards  17/11/20: Story and photographs courtesy of South Wales Argus www.southwalesargus.co.uk A FATHER and his two sons who launched an “outrageous” attack on a pub landlord, his bar staff and customers on New Year’s Day have been jailed. Reuben Edwards, 49, Leonard Edwards, 22, and […]

Nottingham City Pubwatch Chairman stands down after 32 years

Mike Knight shown centre at 2019 NPW Pubwatch Awards 18/11/20: After 32 years at the helm, Mike Knight has decided to stand down as chairman of the Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme. Mike announced his “hard decision” at the end of a recent Pubwatch meeting, which was held online as result of the COVID-19 restrictions. He […]

Offender banned from Winchester city centre pubs for two years

13/11/20: Story courtesy of Hampshire Chronicle www.hampshirechronicle.uk A WINCHESTER man has been banned from nearly a score of city centre pubs for two years after attacking three people, including two police officers. Charlie John Gleeson, 21, pleaded guilty to assaulting Stuart Richards, PC Andrew Pollock and Special Constable Kate Gray and threatening behaviour at The […]

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