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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

Cumbria Pubwatch members receive Star Awards

Left to right: Charles Knight, Kay Bower and Chief Constable Michelle Skeer 14/11/19: Cumbria Chief Constable Michelle Skeer presented NPW Star Awards to members of Carlisle and Barrow Pubwatch schemes. The recipients of the awards were nominated by NPW regional representative Joe Murray. Joe highlighted the important role of that local Pubwatch schemes play in […]

Beer mats designed to stop drinks from being spiked branded waste of time by Fife licensees

27/11/19: Story and photographs courtesy of The Courier www.thecourier.co.uk A Police Scotland-backed campaign which aims to stop drinks being spiked has been branded a waste of time and effort, by members of Fife’s Licensing Forum. Police Scotland’s Fife division is supporting a new initiative by the nationwide Girls Against Spiking group which has seen thousands […]

Lifesaving kits to be rolled out in Kettering Pubwatch pubs and clubs

27/11/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Northamptonshire Telegraph www.northantstelegraph.co.uk Pubs, clubs and businesses across Kettering will be given specialist kits to help anyone suffering serious bleeding. A new pilot scheme will launch next month providing venues in the town with bleed control kits after Kettering Pubwatch put up £1,500 in funding in partnership with Kettering […]

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