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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

Pubwatch members urged to register your defibrillators

The moment someone has a cardiac arrest, the clock starts ticking. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of survival. But many defibrillators are never used because emergency services don’t know where they are or how they can access them. National Pubwatch is aware that many Pubwatch schemes and individual pubs have generously […]

Pubs and bars in Buxton join forces to restart Pubwatch scheme

10/12/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Buxton Advertiser www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk Almost 20 pubs, bars and clubs have signed up to be part of the Pubwatch scheme which has restarted across Buxton. Landlords, owners, managers and licensees have come together to reinstate Pubwatch to make the town a safer and more enjoyable night out for everyone. The […]

Pubs can access free training to help make their venues safe for the Christmas trading period

Licensees need to be prepared for the Christmas season to ensure a safe environment for customers, National Pubwatch (NPW) has warned. The voluntary organisation, which supports over 800 Pubwatches across the UK, works to promote safe, secure and social drinking environments in all licensed premises throughout the UK, is highlighting the free training and support […]

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