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Widnes Pubwatch members get training to respond to stabbings

Josh Callon demonstrates bleeding control techiques as part of the Knifesavers scheme 18/9/20: Story and photographs courtesy of Runcorn & Widnes World STAFF at dozens of pubs in Widnes have received training on how to respond in the event of a stabbing. More than 30 establishments who are member of the Widnes PubWatch scheme […]

Chester – Pilot of new National Pubwatch window stickers

Left to right: Linda Craggs of Union Vaults, Trevor Pepper, Jenni Haken of The Boot Inn and Brad Hogan of Grosvenor Arms 16/9/20: Chester NPW Committee member Trevor Pepper traveled to Chester to pilot our new window stickers. The launch took place at a much reduced gathering of Chester Pubwatch members due to Covid-19  but […]

Practical Pubwatch

Article courtesy of Institute of Licensing Link Magazine Issue No.7 Summer 2020. Words by IoL member David Lucas Introduction I must begin by declaring a vested interest in Pubwatch, as I am the Treasurer and a member of the Committee of the Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme. In 2019, our scheme was honoured to receive the […]

NHS Covid-19 App

The NHS Covid 19 App is due to be released on 24th September 2020.  Every person who downloads the app will be helping in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). The app will help the NHS understand where and how quickly the virus is spreading, so it can respond quickly and effectively. The app helps the […]

Diageo DrinkIQ quiz

A simple but effective way of communicating key messages about alcohol consumption and moderate drinking can be found in an on-line training module, provided by Diageo. DrinkIQ is a simple 10 question quiz which explores some common alcohol ‘myths’. How much do you know? Take the DrinkIQ quiz  here.  

Men hurled abuse at Bangor’s Fat Cat staff after they were refused drinks

27/8/20:  Story and photograph courtesy of North Wales Live Richard James Griffiths who was barred under the Pubwatch scheme and Gino Breeze swore and threatened workers at the bar The Fat Cat bar in High Street, Bangor Two men who were abusive towards two bar workers after they were refused service have been ordered […]

New Aberdeen group aims to ‘rebuild customer confidence’

18/8/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Scottish Licensed Trade News A NEW hospitality trade group in Aberdeen is to create an assurance scheme for participating venues to reassure returning customers once venues in the city are allowed to reopen. Aberdeen was placed back into lock-down on August 5, by first minister Nicola Sturgeon after […]

Punters slammed for leaving fake details as Covid cases recorded by pubs

Landlords slam ‘totally unacceptable’ behaviour 12/8/20: Story courtesy of Derby Telegraph Pub landlords in a Derbyshire town have criticised a “small minority” of punters who found it “amusing” to provide incorrect tracking information. The Ilkeston Pubwatch scheme made the accusations after Derbyshire County Council confirmed that four people who visited some of the town’s pubs […]

Rule-breaking drinkers could be barred under new Covid-19 Pubwatch scheme

9/8/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Stoke Sentinel Quinn Reardon-Garlick has signed up 33 venues to his Covid-19 Pubwatch group.  Drinkers who refuse to abide by social distancing regulations could soon find themselves banned from every pub in North Staffordshire. Quin Reardon-Garlick, who runs non-profit culture and entertainment magazine Mark! has set up a […]