News Archive

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Isle of Man Publicans can no longer share details of thugs

11/11/19: Story courtesy of IOM Today New data protection rules are causing a headache for pub and club landlords who want to ban troublemakers from their premises. Introduction of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the island in May last year has had unexpected consequences for the Pub Watch scheme. Under the scheme, introduced […]

How Pubwatch could save the Roman Wall

16/11/19: Story courtesy of Horncastle News Organisers of the campaign to save Horncastle’s Roman Wall are happily toasting the success of one of their latest donations – from a surprising source. Members of the now defunct Horncastle Pubwatch Scheme have handed over £480 to the wall appeal fund. Public houses used to pay into […]

Hundreds of fake IDs handed to police in Midlothian as warning issued to those carrying them

12/11/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Edinburgh Live Staff at bars and nightclubs in Midlothian handed hundreds of fake IDs to police in the last year. Officers are warning anyone purchasing or carrying forged driving licenses “not to waste their time”, adding that they are actually committing a criminal offence. They say that although […]

Pubwatch lends support to suicide initiative

25/10/2019: Story courtesy of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire Council’s ‘Here to Listen’ campaign gained additional supporters this week, when 20 local licensed premises confirmed their involvement with the East Ayrshire Pub Watch scheme. ‘Here to Listen’ seeks to break the stigma of suicide and get people talking openly about their mental health. David […]

Falkirk Pubwatch group working hard to keep patrons safe at night

24/10/2019: Photographs and story courtesy of Falkirk Herald A collaborative initiative which aims to keep people safe in Falkirk during the evenings is gaining momentum with the backing of 16 local late-night venues. The Falkirk Pubwatch Association is the new name for the local Pubwatch group following a restructure and members include representatives from […]

National Pubwatch Star Award for Bedfordshire Police Officer

Left to right: Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, PC Rob Sparkes and NPW regional representative Steve Evans 23/10/2019: A Bedfordshire Police officer has been awarded the first National Pubwatch (NPW) ‘Star Award’ in the county. Thanks to a project conceived by PC Rob Sparkes; offenders who have assaulted or abused people working in the night time […]

2019 National Pubwatch Award Winners – Nottingham City

Left to right: Lord Kennedy, Steve Baker Chair NPW, Lillian Greenwood MP, Mike Knight Chair Nottingham City Pubwatch, David Lucas Secretary Nottingham City Pubwatch and Su Cacioppo JD Wetherspoon 16/10/19: The Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme, has been awarded the annual National Pubwatch Award for its positive approach to partnership working and its efforts to promote […]

New £20 security features unveiled

10/10/2019: Today, Governor Mark Carney unveiled the design of the new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner. It will be issued for the first time on 20 February 2020. The polymer £20 note contains sophisticated security features making it the most secure Bank of England banknote yet. For the first time, the note incorporates […]

Community award for Alan and the Droylsden pubwatch pioneers

16//09/2019: Story and photograph courtesy of Tameside Reporter The chair of Droylsden pubwatch has been awarded after leading the charge to turn around the town’s pub scene. Alan Graham, also chairs the wider Tameside pubwatch, replicating the success in Droylsden across the borough. Droylsden pubwatch was formed in 2012 on advice from local police. […]

Thousands of ‘spikeys’ are being handed out to bars in Sunderland

4/10/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Sunderland Echo Drink spikeys – a brightly coloured device which fits inside the neck of a bottle and to stop the possibility of a drink being spiked – are now available in more than a dozen new licensed premises in the city. Last year the spikeys were rolled […]