News Archive

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Yate pub watch returns to tackle anti-social behaviour

The Abbotswood Inn 19/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Gazette www.gazetteseries.co.uk Landlords in Yate have signed up to Pub Watch, a national scheme aimed at tackling Anti-social behaviour. Yate pub watch has returned this week, with six pubs in the area signing up. The pubs involved within the initiative are Thorns Farm, The Abbotswood Inn, […]

New defibrillator for Darlington – thanks to fundraising Pubwatch scheme

20 October 2020: Story and photograph courtesy of Darlington Borough Council The fundraising efforts of local pubs in Darlington have helped to make the town safer for visitors as a new, centrally located, defibrillator is installed at the base of the iconic clock tower The installation of the life saving device comes after months of […]

Bridgnorth pubs clamp down on drug taking

16/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Express and Star www.expressandstar.com Publicans in Bridgnorth are coming together to clamp down on drug taking in venues in and around the town. Dave Whelan, landlord of The Shakespeare Inn, Bridgnorth The local Pubwatch scheme is expanding and aims to make life easier for landlords and ladies, while ensuring […]

New National Pubwatch poster to support Test and Trace in pubs and hospitality

24/9/20: Operators in the pub and hospitality sector are aware that they are now required to support the governments efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. In brief the rules are currently: Premises must have the NHS QR code displayed Must have back up test & trace recoding system Table service only Staff to wear face […]

Whitehaven Pubwatch issues ban warning as Cumbria police investigate spitting incidents

22/9/20: Story & photograph courtesy of News and Star with The Cumberland News www.newsandstar.co.uk People are being warned they will be banned from Whitehaven pubs for spitting at staff after a surge in incidents following lockdown. Whitehaven Pubwatch has had five reports of customers spitting at staff since bars reopened, with three this month alone. Now the […]

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 wwwruncornandwidnesworld.co.uk 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.