News Archive

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Chair of Huddersfield Pubwatch responds to press report

7/1/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Examiner Live The Examiner live news report ‘The Huddersfield town centre bars, pubs and clubs where violent incidents are common’ followed from a Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Police which requested details of violent incident reports that had occurred in town centre venues. The report highlighted […]

New National Pubwatch film in production

7/1/20: Cast and crew gathered at The Scotch Bar Windsor to start filming for a new National Pubwatch film. The film will be focusing on the importance of in-house security, in particular the use of SIA registered door staff, with the emphasis on the responsibilities of licensees to ensure that company policies and licensing conditions […]

Pub landlord speaks out on ‘unacceptable’ behaviour of Christmas drinkers

21/12/19:Story courtesy of Bristol Live “Pub staff are not there to be abused, verbally or in any other way” Paul Herridge, landlord of The Dolphin Inn A Bristol publican is hoping for a happy Christmas for all – including pub staff. Paul Herridge has been landlord of The Dolphin Inn in Oldland Common for […]

Police ‘abused’ on drug crackdown pub visits

19/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Cambrian News A Team from North Wales Police and detection dogs from Wagtail Uk visited pubs in Dwyfor and Meirionnydd Police are considering prosecuting a number of people who showed ‘abuse and hostility’ towards them when they visited licensed premises in Meirionnydd and Dwyfor on Saturday night. A […]

Lancaster serves ‘drinks not drunks’ in Christmas pub campaign

16/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Lancaster Guardian Lancaster Pub Watch is running a mini campaign this Christmas to try to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound after their big night out. The organisation that represents the licensed trade in Lancaster is reminding customers that they may not get served by bar […]

Pub Watch group hope for a peaceful Christmas

16/12/19: Story courtesy of Runcorn & Widnes World A ‘ZERO tolerance’ policy towards anti-social behaviour has been adopted in pubs across Widnes to ensure customers enjoy the festive season in peace. Widnes Pub Watch says it wants to provide a safe, cheerful environment in Widnes pubs where people can enjoy themselves without the threat […]

Crackdown on alcohol fuelled trouble launches in Cumbrian pubs

14/12/19: Story courtesy of News & Star A crackdown on alcohol fuelled trouble in pubs could see revellers receive a lengthy ban. Any offences fuelled by alcohol in Whitehaven like assault, disorder and drug crime will incur a 13 month ban. The stricter punishment will impact the social life of culprits; excluding them from […]

Six people banned from Newtown pubs – including one lifetime ban

10/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Powys County Times Dyfed-Powys Police. Six people have been banned from pubs in Newtown after being arrested for alcohol related crime and disorder, police said. The bans, ranging from 12 months to life, were issued under the Behave or Be Banned scheme following a Pubwatch Committee meeting held […]

Launch of a new scheme to make nights out in Corby Old Village Safer.

CBC Safer Corby Team are working alongside Corby Pubwatch and the Neighbourhood Policing Team to launch a new initiative aimed at reducing alcohol related crime and disorder in Corby Old Village. The Safer Night scheme will provide pub goers with information on how to keep themselves safe and reduce the risk of being a victim […]

High tech violent crime deterrent rolled out county wide after trial

6/12/19: Story and photographs courtesy of South Yorkshire Police Earlier this year we told you about a trial project taking place in Sheffield, which saw night-time venues across the city issued with SmartWater canisters in a bid to deter violent crime and behaviour. The good news is the trial was a success and today (6 […]