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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

Knife arches to be used at Warrington bar for first time

12/7/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Warrington Guardian www.warringtonguardian.co.uk Knife arches to be used at PJs in Warrington Mike Mason outside PJs KNIFE arches will be in use in Warrington town centre this weekend to help keep revellers safe. Warrington Police and the Warrington BID have joined forces to buy two arches and handheld devices […]

Vulnerability training delivered to Reading Pubwatch

8/7/19: This week, thirty two members of Reading Pubwatch attended a training session on the subject of ‘A duty of care for vulnerable people’ presented by the neighbourhood specialist officer PC Simon Wheeler from Thames Valley Police. The interesting and thought provoking presentation looked at the journey of a young woman on a night out […]

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