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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

Corby Pubwatch scheme gets ready to show troublemakers the red card

Story and photograph courtesy of Northamptonshire Telegraph www.northantstelegraph.co.uk Visitors to licensed premises are being warned to behave or get banned. With the UEFA European Football Championship finally getting under way, visitors to pubs and bars in Corby have been warned to behave or get banned. Members of the Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team have joined forces […]

Wolverhampton’s pubs and bars will have ‘secret phrase’ to protect vulnerable females

The Ask for Angela sexual violence scheme allows victims to feel safer 9/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Birmingham Mail www.birminghammail.co.uk The protection of females is even more prominent since the Sarah Everard case (Image: PA) An initiative that provides potential victims of sexual violence with a secret phrase to ask for help in public places […]

Kendal Pub Watch to issue six month bans for sneaking drinks

8/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of The Westmoreland Gazette www.thewestmorelandgazette.co.uk BAN: Pub Watch Group vow to issue six month bans for people who sneak in drinks KENDAL bar watch will start issuing six month bans for customers found to be bringing their own drinks in their establishments. A recent meeting of the Bar Watch group, […]

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