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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

What Lincoln bars and clubs are doing to combat drink spiking

22/10/21: Story courtesy of the Lincolnite www.thelincolnite.co.uk Drink toppers, Ask for Angela, testing kits, and staff training “Harassing women on a night out has to stop”. That is the key message from bars and nightclubs in Lincoln as they seek to put a halt to drink spiking in the city, amid rumours of a venue […]

Plymouth Pubwatch says ‘We need to make drink-spike testing more accessible’

22/10/21: Story courtesy of Planet Radio www.planetradio.co.uk There are calls for the first-of-its kind drink testing programme – which started in the West Country – to be rolled out nationally The spiking test kits used across Devon & Cornwall Since 2019 bars in Plymouth have been able to test drinks which people are worried may […]

Ask for Angela poster downloaded almost 12,800 times

20/10/21: Story courtesy of Morning Advertiser www.morningadvertiser.co.uk  The Ask for Angela campaign poster has been downloaded 12,790 times from the National Pubwatch (NPW) website, said NPW chair Stephen Baker. Any pub sporting an ‘Ask for Angela’ poster means anyone in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation can get discreet help to leave if they ask for […]

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