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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

Nine banned from Newtown bars

7/7/21: Story courtesy of My Newtown mynewtown.co.uk Nine people have been banned from pubs and bars in Newtown, including one with a lifetime ban. Dyfed Powys Police said the nine were banned under the ‘Behave or Be Banned’ scheme operated by Newtown Pubwatch. “The nine were banned for alcohol and drug related crime and disorder […]


2/7/21: Story courtesy of MiS Magazine www.madeinshoreditch.co.uk In 2017, the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign provided a secret code for women to find help if they were feeling unsafe on a night out. The code fell out of practice in a few years, but with the pubs and clubs opening again, a relaunch has been set […]

Covid rule breaks, 18th birthdays and staff abuse see pub bans rise

28/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Hull Daily Mail www.hulldailymail.co.uk The owners of the King’s Head in Hedon Jasmin Minns and Tom Croft (front) with staff Pubs in the Holderness area have issued around 15 pub bans since lockdown eased last month. Last week, Humberside Police said the force was out handing over the bans to […]

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