A new report, commissioned by the Security Industry Authority, shows the success of Pubwatch schemes at reducing antisocial behaviour and crime across licensed premises and enthusiastic support for Pubwatch from local publicans.
The publication, authored by research consultancy Cragg Ross Dawson, also found strong support for partnership working at local level to improve the management of town centres at night.
The key findings of the report of interest to Pubwatch members included:
- Pubwatch provides a valuable forum for licensees and other stakeholders to have informal discussions and share information
- It brings licensees together and fosters a sense of people working in concert to tackle local problems, such as troublesome customers
- Supporting and working closely with Pubwatch representatives would help in keeping channels of communication open between stakeholders
Steve Baker Chairman of National Pubwatch said: We are pleased that once again a major piece of research has highlighted the important role that Pubwatch partnerships play in bringing together the pub trade and other stakeholders to focus on the reduction of violent crime in the night time economy.
A full copy of the report can be seen here