News Archive

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CitizenCard – discount code for Pubwatch members

Would you like to be able to offer your customers the opportunity to obtain free PASS approved CitizenCards? CitizenCard have approached NPW to offer local Pubwatch schemes the opportunity to provide free CitizenCards to anyone aged 18-24. The normal cost of obtaining a card is usually £15. If you would like to promote this free […]

National Pubwatch celebrates 25th anniversary

National Pubwatch is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The voluntary organisation, which supports over 800 Pubwatch schemes across the UK, works to promote safe, secure and social drinking environments in all licensed premises throughout the UK. In celebration of the voluntary organisation hitting 25, it is handing out special commemorative coins, which feature the […]

Linlithgow trail leads to life-saving pub initiative

5/7/22: Story courtesy of Edinburgh New In what is thought to be the first initiative of its kind in Scotland, potentially life-saving defibrillators have been installed in seven pubs in the centre of Linlithgow. Staff have been trained in their use, and will be able to administer defib aid to any customer in their […]

Eight banned from Stirling nightspots as ‘Pubwatch’ scheme sees owners join forces

5/7/22: Story courtesy of Daily Record The scheme means that people creating a bad environment in one spot could be banned from other city centre establishments. Stirling club Fubar is part of the city’s Pubwatch scheme Top of Form Eight troublemakers have been banned from licensed premises in Stirling following the launch of a new […]

Police team up with pubs and business group in new initiative to crack down on trouble in Hamilton town centre

(L-R) Police officer supporting taxi marshal initiative; Hamilton BID manager Malcolm Thomas-Harley; Hamilton town centre community officer Andrew Porteous; and Bar Zero owner Rebecca Laughlin 1/7/22: Story and photograph courtesy of Daily Record A new initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour is launching this weekend in a Lanarkshire town centre. Due to a recent rise in incidents […]

Reading Pubwatch – The Milk Bar receives accreditation as a Best Bar None venue

Left to right: Connie Cain and Andy Turner from Milk and Mark Worthington, Auditor BBN 29/6/22: Milk Bar in Merchants Place has become the first licensed premises to become accredited in the prestigious Reading Best Bar None scheme for 2022. The recently launched scheme is open to all licensed venues in the Reading area to […]

Pub bans spread to Herefordshire towns

25/6/22: Story and photograph courtesy of Hereford Times Chair of Ross-on-Wye HAND Pubwatch scheme Nicky Coles, inset, says the town has now issued 13 bans in four months MORE than a dozen people have been banned from Herefordshire’s pubs and nightclubs in just four months. Pubs and night-time venues across the county are now […]

National Pubwatch Star Award – Durham

Left to right: Dave Lawson -Professional Security, Zoe McGill, Gemma Martin and Bill Sproates 24//6/22: Bill Sproates North East Regional Representative presented a Star Award to SIA front line door supervisor Gemma Martin, after her employer, Professional Security received an amazing heartfelt tribute and testimonial from Zoe McGill, the mother of a young man murdered […]

National Pubwatch Star Awards – Bracknell

Mark East & Tania Follet 24/6/22: Steve Baker OBE Chairman of National Pubwatch presented Star Awards to door security staff at the Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell. The awards recognised the professionalism and life saving skills of Tania Follet, the managing director of Empire Security Solutions Ltd and security staff member Mark East. On 12/12/21, customer […]