News Archive

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National Pubwatch Award of Merit – Sylvia Oates

Left to right: Steve Baker OBE, Trevor Pepper, Sylvia Oates and Mark Worthington 20/2/24: Pubwatch has presented Best Bar None’s Sylvia Oates with an Award of Merit for her partnership working. The presentation took place at the annual Best Bar None Awards in the House of Lords. The Award of Merit acknowledges the valuable contributions […]

National Pubwatch Star Award – Matthew King

31/1/24: The Central Public House Middlesbrough National Pubwatch Regional Representative Bill Sproates, presented a Star Award to Door Supervisor Matthew King at the inaugural meeting of Middlesbrough Pubwatch. Matthew is employed by Active Security North Yorkshire. He was nominated for the award by Kim Beasley Security Manager for Stonegate Group. He stated that at approximately […]

Clitheroe Pubwatch scheme hailed a success by police and council

24/1/24: Story courtesy Dominic Collis of Burnley Express A pub watch scheme in Clitheroe, relaunched since a hiatus during the Covid pandemic, is helping to make the town’s pubs and bars safer and more pleasant places to visit, according to police and publicans. Clitheroe Pubwatch Group, a partnership between licensess, the police and Ribble […]

New Pubwatch group formed in Burnham-On-Sea to make pubs safer for customers

6/1/24: Story and photograph courtesy of A new Pubwatch group has been formed in Burnham-On-Sea to reduce anti-social behaviour while promoting safe drinking environments for customers. The group is working closely with Burnham-On-Sea Police and aims to improve communication between licensed premises across Burnham and Highbridge. “Our new Pubwatch scheme has over a dozen […]

Tim Martin knighted in New Years Honours

National Pubwatch is delighted to hear that Tim Martin Chairman of JD Wetherspoon has been knighted in New Years Honours. A successful businessman who has created one of the most recognisable pub brands on the high street, which now boasts over 800 venues across the UK. Steve Baker OBE Chairman of NPW said: “Tim has […]

Licensing Board Welcomes Pubwatch Success

Story courtesy of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar The Western Isles Licensing Board has welcomed the positive impact made by the Lewis and Harris Pubwatch scheme. Under the scheme, unacceptable behaviour in one licensed premises can result in a ban from all Pubwatch premises, with the length of the ban dependent on the nature of […]

Speakers unveiled for National Pubwatch Conference

Tackling gang related crime, the impact of Martyn’s Law and how to problem solve are just some of the issues that will be tackled at the 20th annual National Pubwatch Conference. The event, which will take place at the Crowne Plaza, Sheffield on Tuesday, 5th March 2024, boasts a raft of industry speakers from the […]

National Pubwatch Star Award for retired Broxtowe Licensing Manager John Miley

Left to right: David Lucas NPW, John Miley, Paul Horton NPW, Jeremy Scorer HIT Training, Michael Kheng NPW. 7/12/23: National Pubwatch Star Award presented to John Miley, the recently retired Licensing Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council. The award was presented to John by NPW Regional Representatives David Lucas and Paul Horton at the Institute of […]