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Nine banned from Newtown bars

7/7/21: Story courtesy of My Newtown Nine people have been banned from pubs and bars in Newtown, including one with a lifetime ban. Dyfed Powys Police said the nine were banned under the ‘Behave or Be Banned’ scheme operated by Newtown Pubwatch. “The nine were banned for alcohol and drug related crime and disorder […]


2/7/21: Story courtesy of MiS Magazine In 2017, the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign provided a secret code for women to find help if they were feeling unsafe on a night out. The code fell out of practice in a few years, but with the pubs and clubs opening again, a relaunch has been set […]

Covid rule breaks, 18th birthdays and staff abuse see pub bans rise

28/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Hull Daily Mail The owners of the King’s Head in Hedon Jasmin Minns and Tom Croft (front) with staff Pubs in the Holderness area have issued around 15 pub bans since lockdown eased last month. Last week, Humberside Police said the force was out handing over the bans to […]

Cheers to Spalding pub scene as bans do work

27/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Spalding Today Things are looking up for Spalding’s pub scene – and bans are working as a deterrent to encourage troublemakers to ditch their bad behaviour. Venues across the town work together as part of the Pubwatch scheme – and six people are currently banned from entering into […]

Corby Pubwatch scheme gets ready to show troublemakers the red card

Story and photograph courtesy of Northamptonshire Telegraph Visitors to licensed premises are being warned to behave or get banned. With the UEFA European Football Championship finally getting under way, visitors to pubs and bars in Corby have been warned to behave or get banned. Members of the Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team have joined forces […]

Wolverhampton’s pubs and bars will have ‘secret phrase’ to protect vulnerable females

The Ask for Angela sexual violence scheme allows victims to feel safer 9/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Birmingham Mail The protection of females is even more prominent since the Sarah Everard case (Image: PA) An initiative that provides potential victims of sexual violence with a secret phrase to ask for help in public places […]

Kendal Pub Watch to issue six month bans for sneaking drinks

8/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of The Westmoreland Gazette BAN: Pub Watch Group vow to issue six month bans for people who sneak in drinks KENDAL bar watch will start issuing six month bans for customers found to be bringing their own drinks in their establishments. A recent meeting of the Bar Watch group, […]

National Pubwatch: Warning issued over safety of vulnerable customers

1/6/21: Story by Michelle Perrett Licensees need to ensure staff are fully trained to support vulnerable customers or face losing their reputation as a safe and secure venue, National Pubwatch has warned. As pubs and late-night venues are set to reopen fully in June National Pubwatch is urging publicans to educate staff to recognise and […]