News Archive

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Fears that pub troublemakers could head for Hungerford

06 Apr 2019 – Story and photograph courtesy of Newbury Today Pubwatch scheme aims to deter troublemakers from Newbury The efficiency of a Pubwatch scheme in Newbury could make Hungerford an attractive alternative for troublemakers, police fear. However, Hungerford will soon have a Pubwatch scheme of its own. The warning came from Acting Sgt […]

National Pubwatch Awards 2019 – Open for Applications

Do you think that your Pubwatch scheme has demonstrated good practice? Has it made a significant contribution to partnership working? Has its initiatives reduced crime and improved the safety of its members staff and customers? Then this is your chance to get the recognition your scheme deserves. National Pubwatch is pleased to announce that the […]

New night time safety guidelines for Shrewsbury Town Centre

30/3/19 A new set of guidelines has been produced to help improve safety at late night venues in Shrewsbury town centre. Team Shrewsbury – a partnership of various organisations, including Pubwatch, Shrewsbury BID and West Mercia Police – has drawn up the new guidance to give pubs and clubs a consistent security policy for the […]

Colchester pubs and bars to share names of town centre troublemakers under new scheme

26th March Colchester BID funds Disc scheme for town’s Pub Watch DETAILS of town centre troublemakers will be shared between businesses in a bid to crackdown on crime and antisocial behaviour. Pubs and clubs across Colchester will be able to get electronic alerts about punters who have been banned from establishments in the town. Our […]

Chairman of Weymouth Pubwatch steps down after 15 years at the helm

14th March Keith Treggiden steps down as chairman of Pubwatch A familiar face has stepped down from his role as chairman of Weymouth Pubwatch after 15 years at the helm. Keith Treggiden, who is also general manager of three venues in the town, said it was “a difficult decision” but “the right one.” As well […]

Pubwatch communication leads to arrest of ‘knife wielding thug’.

Knife-wielding thug caught by Newcastle city centre bouncers and ‘good, old-fashioned police work’ Bouncers at Florita’s and police officers who gave chase have been praised after a man was convicted of possessing a knife Tony Gregorio (inset) who was seen with a knife by Florita’s bouncers A knife-wielding thug was chased down by police after […]

Licensed Trade Charity Reveals Latest Industry Mental Health Training Sessions

11th March 2019 The Licensed Trade Charity has revealed the latest schedule of mental health training sessions available to those within the industry, and is urging pubcos and managers to get involved in the project to help widen awareness of mental health issues within the drinks trade. The free sessions have already been attended by […]

How pubs in Blaby plan to crack down on customers who cause trouble

The Blaby area Pubwatch has eight members 5/3/19 Pubs in and around Blaby are banding together to bar customers who cause trouble. The Pubwatch scheme currently has eight members and covers the majority of pubs in Blaby and neighbouring Whetstone and Glen Parva. They say they are sharing information on troublemakers and say a ban […]

Scrapped Pubwatch scheme is revived

The Dickens on Princess Road, Cleveleys 4/3/19 A landlord hopes pub patrons will soon be able to drink in peace thanks to a new Pubwatch scheme planned for Cleveleys. The community-led Pubwatch would see anyone who is caught fighting or taking drugs in one Cleveleys venue slapped with an instant ban for all other pubs […]

Re-launch of Richmond Pubwatch

5/3/19 Photo: Chair Tenille Wren (front Centre) Second Right: PCSO Helenor Gwatkin, North Yorkshire Police A re-launch of Richmond Pubwatch North Yorkshire took place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of licensed premises, pub-goers, and their local communities. At meeting held at the Town Hall Hotel, Market Place, Richmond, around 15 licensees gathered for the […]