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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

Relaunch of Tadley Pubwatch

Some of the attendees 4/8/20: An indication that despite all the commercial challenges and uncertainties faced by licensees at this time, that they are still very conscious of the threat posed by the small number of troublemakers who could damage their efforts to rebuild trade. NPW Chairman Steve Baker, wearing his regional representative hat for […]

Cancellation of 2020 National Pubwatch Awards

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel this years Pubwatch Awards. It has become clear that due to the continuing pandemic that our venue for the awards dinner on 21 October could not be guaranteed. Currently all House of Lords events for September 2020 have been cancelled with no firm guarantee […]

Business and Planning Act 2020

22/7/20: From today, you can apply for a pavement licence to trade outside and off-sales are automatically added to all premises licences. The following update is provided by Licensing Defence Barristers www.licensingdefencebarristers.co.uk The Business and Planning Bill received Royal Assent today and is now law. The provisions of the 2020 Act comes into effect immediately. […]

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