News Archive

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Keep drinking safe. A good practice guide for dealing with vulnerable people

14/6/19: Those working in the night time economy contribute to a fun, lively environment, and no two nights in their town or city are ever the same. Along with this, however, those on the frontline also regularly have to deal with situations involving vulnerable people. From alcohol-related illness to safety concerns, staff in licensed premises […]

Production of two new National Pubwatch films

12/6/19: Cast and crew gathered at Claytons Bar in Marlow to start filming for two new ‘emergency first-aid’ films. The films will concentrate on how simple and timely action might reduce injury and prevent the loss of life. The NPW films are being produced in collaboration with South Central Ambulance Service and two of their […]

NPW Star Awards – Rob Kennedy & Bill Donne

10/6/19: Reading Pubwatch meeting Left to right Rob Kennedy, Bill Donne and Steve Baker   NPW Chairman Steve Baker attended Q-Club Reading, to award 2019 Star Awards, to Rob Kennedy and Bill Donne. The two deserving recipients are a formidable team and the driving force of the towns local Pubwatch. Rob Kennedy is the Operations […]

National Pubwatch – Good Practice Pub New ‘Gambling’ Content

The NPW Good Practice Pub now contains a new section on Gambling. Content has been supplied by the Gambling Commission and incorporates information relating to The Law, Gaming Machines, Exempt Gaming, Betting and Penalties. We are also delighted that the we have been able to upgrade the site and hope that people accessing the GPP […]

Bars, hotels and clubs join Ellon & District Pubwatch

30/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Ellon Times Members of Ellon and District Pubwatch show off the new National Pubwatch window stickers outside the Bridge Bar Ellon and District Pubwatch has recently completed a major restructuring process in a bid to keep the community safe. The group is made up of licence holders who […]

Wigan pub boss was attacked by partner of sacked employee

30/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Wigan Today A pub manager was punched 30 times and had a bar stool thrown at him by the partner of a woman he had sacked, a court heard. Darryl Dronsfield was attacked behind the bar of the White Horse, on Standishgate, when father-of-three Lee Maguire saw “red […]

Bans of 100 people barred from Conwy pubs to be lifted

30/5/19: Story courtesy North Wales Live TV star Drew Pritchard, previously banned from 44 pubs, has declined to say if he’s benefited from amnesty. Around 100 people have had their names dropped from a list banning them from pubs in Conwy county. At a Pubwatch annual general meeting last week, volunteers decided which punters […]

Is the Ask for Angela initiative only for women?

The Ask for Angela initiative has certainly caught the public imagination and many local Pubwatch schemes have played their part in promoting its aims and objectives. The Ask for Angela poster has been downloaded over 7,000 times from the NPW website and we have supplied many hundreds of hard copy posters direct to local Pubwatch […]

Police warning after Whitehaven woman banned from 120 licensed premises

Kylie Townsley 15/5/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Times & Star Police warning after woman banned from 120 pubs Police have sent out a stark warning to people causing drink-fuelled trouble in pubs and clubs after a woman was banned from about 120 licensed premises across West Cumbria. Officers say other people causing problems […]

Seven people banned from Newtown pubs under Pubwatch scheme

14/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Powys County Times Seven people have been banned from Newtown’s pubs under a scheme to reduce alcohol-related crime. The “Behave or Be Banned” (BOBB) scheme was relaunched last year and sees problem customers banned from all pubs in the area that have signed up. It also aims to […]