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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 […]

Falkirk Pubwatch seeks Christmas gifts for one parent families

8/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Falkirk Herald www.falkirkherald.co.uk Falkirk pubs in the local Pubwatch scheme are acting as drop off points for gifts to be donated to One Parent Families Falkirk. Falkirk pubs have rallied round to act as drop off points for Christmas presents which could make a big difference to December 25 […]

Cumbria Pubwatch members receive Star Awards

Left to right: Charles Knight, Kay Bower and Chief Constable Michelle Skeer 14/11/19: Cumbria Chief Constable Michelle Skeer presented NPW Star Awards to members of Carlisle and Barrow Pubwatch schemes. The recipients of the awards were nominated by NPW regional representative Joe Murray. Joe highlighted the important role of that local Pubwatch schemes play in […]

Beer mats designed to stop drinks from being spiked branded waste of time by Fife licensees

27/11/19: Story and photographs courtesy of The Courier www.thecourier.co.uk A Police Scotland-backed campaign which aims to stop drinks being spiked has been branded a waste of time and effort, by members of Fife’s Licensing Forum. Police Scotland’s Fife division is supporting a new initiative by the nationwide Girls Against Spiking group which has seen thousands […]

Lifesaving kits to be rolled out in Kettering Pubwatch pubs and clubs

27/11/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Northamptonshire Telegraph www.northantstelegraph.co.uk Pubs, clubs and businesses across Kettering will be given specialist kits to help anyone suffering serious bleeding. A new pilot scheme will launch next month providing venues in the town with bleed control kits after Kettering Pubwatch put up £1,500 in funding in partnership with Kettering […]

Nottingham City Pubwatch committee member presented with ‘Jeremy Allen’ Award

21/11/19: The Institute of Licensing announced that David Lucas is the winner of the 2019 Jeremy Allen Award for excellence in licensing. David has for many years given sterling service to Nottingham City Pubwatch and the scheme was recently awarded the National Pubwatch Award. We were very pleased to support his nomination for the Jeremy […]

Isle of Man Publicans can no longer share details of thugs

11/11/19: Story courtesy of IOM Today www.iomtoday.co.uk New data protection rules are causing a headache for pub and club landlords who want to ban troublemakers from their premises. Introduction of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the island in May last year has had unexpected consequences for the Pub Watch scheme. Under the scheme, introduced […]

How Pubwatch could save the Roman Wall

16/11/19: Story courtesy of Horncastle News www.horncastlenews.co.uk Organisers of the campaign to save Horncastle’s Roman Wall are happily toasting the success of one of their latest donations – from a surprising source. Members of the now defunct Horncastle Pubwatch Scheme have handed over £480 to the wall appeal fund. Public houses used to pay into […]

Hundreds of fake IDs handed to police in Midlothian as warning issued to those carrying them

12/11/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Edinburgh Live www.edinburghlive.co.uk Staff at bars and nightclubs in Midlothian handed hundreds of fake IDs to police in the last year. Officers are warning anyone purchasing or carrying forged driving licenses “not to waste their time”, adding that they are actually committing a criminal offence. They say that although […]

Pubwatch lends support to suicide initiative

25/10/2019: Story courtesy of East Ayrshire Council www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk East Ayrshire Council’s ‘Here to Listen’ campaign gained additional supporters this week, when 20 local licensed premises confirmed their involvement with the East Ayrshire Pub Watch scheme. ‘Here to Listen’ seeks to break the stigma of suicide and get people talking openly about their mental health. David […]