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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

Showing live sports in your pub or bar

The match schedule for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament is due to re-commence on 11 June 2021. England are playing Croatia on 13 June. It is obviously still too early to say if the showing of live sports in pubs or bars will be permitted. However, if lockdown conditions are relaxed, its unlikely that licensees […]

Recognising excellence – National Pubwatch

Article written by Michelle Perrett for Institute of Licensing LINK magazine issue No.9 Winter 2021 National Pubwatch believes that recognising individuals and groups that have gone ‘above and beyond’ to help ensure a safe licensed trade is even more crucial this year as the industry faces its greatest ever challenge with the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite […]

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker receives OBE in New Year’s Honours List

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker has been honoured with an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to reducing crime and improving safety in licensed premises. He has played an influential role in National Pubwatch, the voluntary organisation that now supports over 800 local Pubwatches across the UK, since its creation over […]

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