News Archive

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Thousands of ‘spikeys’ are being handed out to bars in Sunderland

4/10/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Sunderland Echo Drink spikeys – a brightly coloured device which fits inside the neck of a bottle and to stop the possibility of a drink being spiked – are now available in more than a dozen new licensed premises in the city. Last year the spikeys were rolled […]

Highland one of the safest places to drink in the country, says top cop

1/10/19:Story and photograph courtesy of Press and Journal Highland is one of the safest places to drink in Scotland, according to national police boss Iain Livingstone. In his Chief Constable’s report for the past year, Mr Livingstone said there is ‘little doubt’ the Pub Watch scheme in the region has been instrumental in reducing […]

Pub Watch scheme helps catch West Bridgford burglar

25/9/19: Story and photograph courtesy of West Bridgford Wire A burglary suspect, who targeted a West Bridgford restaurant was tracked down thanks to the help of quick-thinking staff and an information-sharing Pub Watch scheme. Just before 1.45pm on Monday (23 September 2019) a man entered Gusto on Bridgford Road and asked to use the […]

Derbyshire landlord defends threat to shut down wedding over smuggled booze

Ryan Pound and Kelly Kirkham own the Seven Oaks Bar and Restaurant in Stanton by Dale. 13/9/2019: Story and photograph courtesy of Derbyshire Times The landlords of a Derbyshire venue have defended their threat to shut down a wedding after discovering guests had smuggled in their own booze. Ryan Pound, owner of the Seven […]

A new round for Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Pubwatch scheme

30/8/2019: Story and photographs courtesy of Midlothian Advertiser ”Bonnyrigg Pub Watch Scheme” Carole Steel (owner Polton Inn and pub watch chair), Adam Bolton (manager Laird Dog), PC Jonny Cassidy, Michael Dickson ( licensee Calderwood pub) , Gillian Conlin (manager The Chase), Lisa Murray (manager the Royal Oak ) A scheme aimed at tackling bad […]

STAR Awards for Otley Pubwatch

Tony Garwood seated front far right 21/8/19: NPW Regional Representative and Mayor of Otley Peter Jackson, attended a meeting of Otley and District Pubwatch to present two National Pubwatch Star Awards to Tony Garwood Chair of Otley & District Pubwatch and Mick Waters Leeds City Council Entertainment Licensing. Also, in attendance to witness the award […]

‘Banned from one, banned from all’ – pubs come together to ban troublemakers

6/8/19: Story courtesy of Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury Wymondham pubs, bars and sports clubs are coming together for a new Pub Watch scheme. Officers are hoping to crack down on a minority of troublemakers in Wymondham, with people being warned they face being barred from all nine pubs and bars in the town. Norfolk […]

New Pubwatch Scheme for Heathrow Airport

The UK’s busiest airport has launched its own Pubwatch scheme as part of its policy to take a proactive and responsible approach to keeping the airport safe and secure for its passengers and work colleagues.   The aim of the Heathrow Pubwatch is to bring together concessionaires, lounge operators, airlines, hoteliers and Police, in order […]

York Pubwatch

6/8/19: Saw the launch of York Pubwatch, with the first committee meeting being held this morning at Lendall Cellars, where a Chairman and Co Ordinator were appointed. After months of planning and support from National Pubwatch and various partners, the watch launched with 78 members. Each member are signed up to Apex radio system and […]