Welcome to National Pubwatch


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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

New Pubwatch launched in Shefford, Bedfordshire

13/1/20: NPW Regional Representative Steve Evans attended the launch of a new scheme in Shefford. Members attended the launch of the new scheme at The Bridge and were supported by the local police licensing officer, the Chair of Biggleswade Pubwatch and representatives from both the Central Bedfordshire and Town Councils. Shefford is only a small […]

Chair of Huddersfield Pubwatch responds to press report

7/1/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Examiner Live www.examinerlive.co.uk The Examiner live news report ‘The Huddersfield town centre bars, pubs and clubs where violent incidents are common’ followed from a Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Police which requested details of violent incident reports that had occurred in town centre venues. The report highlighted […]

New National Pubwatch film in production

7/1/20: Cast and crew gathered at The Scotch Bar Windsor to start filming for a new National Pubwatch film. The film will be focusing on the importance of in-house security, in particular the use of SIA registered door staff, with the emphasis on the responsibilities of licensees to ensure that company policies and licensing conditions […]

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