30/6/22: Story courtesy of Teeside Live www.gazettelive.co.uk
Under the scheme, if a customer is barred from one of these pubs, they’re barred from all
A Pub Watch campaign, spearheaded by an MP to promote a “fun and safe evening environment”, has been joined by almost every venue in the area. Jacob Young MP has helped set up the TS6 Pub Watch scheme to help unite local drinking establishments in tackling anti-social behaviour in a postal district of Teesside.
The scheme will see all member pubs, bars and clubs share intelligence and unite in issuing area-wide bans for identified problem customers. Under the scheme, if a customer is barred from one pub, they’re barred from all.
Current members include The Poverina Inn, The Stapylton Arms and The Woodman Arms, The Ship Inn, The Miners Arms, The Wellington, The Shed, Cargo Fleet Pub, The Albion Club, The Cleveland Inn (Clobbers), the Eston and Normanby Social Club and Institute and The Foundry.
Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, said: “I’m proud to announce our TS6 Pub Watch scheme which is operating in pubs and clubs right across the TS6 area.
“We’ve worked with the council, the police and local landlords and pub owners to make sure that the TS6 area is a safer place for people to come out and enjoy a quick pint or a night out. This is all part of our plan to make the TS6 area safer for people to come and enjoy themselves.”
Earlier this year, The Stapylton Arms, the Cleveland Inn and The Poverina Inn were all victims of alleged break ins where those involved smashed windows and stole charity collections. On April 12 Cleveland Police issued an appeal after a thief on a bike broke into three cars, including a taxi, and stole a handbag on April 12 outside The Woodman Arms, on High Street.
Frances McKay, landlady of the Woodman Arms in Normanby, said: “I think it’s a really good idea because we all need to work as one team and sort the trouble out really.
“As it goes at the minute, if I have trouble in here, or I evict somebody, I will let them know that we’ve had some trouble. So, if they’re going up to their pub, they’ll know not to let them in – it’s prevention before it even starts.”
Tim Moloney, landlord of The Poverina Inn, Normanby, said: “I’ve decided not only to join Pub Watch but to help to chair the first pub watch in this area. Because of the bigger picture – it’s not just about it being a ‘barred from one barred from all’ moto, but also about looking at the wider community, working together to create venues that are safe for everyone.
“So, it’s about working with other landlords, other venues and creating one big happy area for everyone to enjoy their nights when they come out in Normanby.”