News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

New National Pubwatch Film – Supporting Vulnerable People

National Pubwatch has a long history of working to create safer licensed premises. We are delighted to announce the release of our latest free training film, which is related to supporting vulnerable people. Pubwatch members will know that their reputation for running safe and secure venues, will stand or fall on how they deal with […]

Pubwatch scheme returns to Grantham as owners show unity

21/5/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Grantham Journal www.granthamjournal.co.uk A Pubwatch scheme has been revived in Grantham, bringing the town’s hospitality owners together to crack down on those causing trouble. Chaired by Chris Knowles, landlord of The Black Dog pub on Watergate, the scheme aims to make every venue involved a safer place for both […]

Harrogate Pubwatch relaunch with new app

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID Manager; Dan Siddle, Crown Hotel General Manager; and Harrogate Pubwatch Secretary, Alan Huddart 21/5/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Harrogate Informer www.harrogate-news.co.uk Harrogate Pubwatch operates under the National Pubwatch guidelines with the emphasis on ensuring everyone entering pubs and clubs can spend their time safely and enjoyably – and if anyone […]

Guidance for the Euro 21 tournament

The BBPA, alongside the British Institute of Innkeeping, UKHospitality, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA), has developed guidance for licensees screening the Euro 2020 tournament. Euro 2020 (still named as such despite being held in 2021) is a major opportunity to attract customers who want to watch live matches […]

Re-opening your business? Information from Bank of England

As we re-open for business, operators will be involved in an incredible amount of work to make their venues safe. The Bank of England are issuing a timely reminder about the importance of refreshing staff awareness on how to check bank notes. They can provide you with a range of materials to make training easy; […]

All hands to the pump – Resource for the pub and hospitality trade

National Pubwatch is pleased to be able to support the new ‘All hands to the pump’ initiative. Good practice schemes have come together to provide a resource for the pub and hospitality trade as it prepares for re-opening. The website www.allhandstothepump.com brings together free materials from a number of organisations which includes several National Pubwatch […]

Have your key staff registered for EU Settled Status?

25/3/21: Institute of Licensing seminar reminds delegates that if pub and hospitality staff are EU Nationals that they need to register with the EU Settlement Scheme before 30th June. Visit the Government website for information here. This is particularly important for those that are Personal Licence Holders as if they don’t register, the entitlement to work […]

Free Reopening & Recovery Webinars

Please see below a series of free reopening and recovery webinars organised by Best Bar None, the Institute of Licensing, National Pubwatch, Purple Flag and other industry partners and featuring expert speakers from the trade associations and Home Office plus licensing, environmental health, HR and recruitment professionals, hospitality training experts and operators of licensed premises. […]

Women’s Night Safety Charter

National Pubwatch has signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which is a London wide response to the fact that too many women feel unsafe when travelling, working or going out for the night. Organisations supporting the Charter pledge to demonstrate to staff and customers that they seriously the issue of women’s safety. The […]

Showing live sports in your pub or bar

The match schedule for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament is due to re-commence on 11 June 2021. England are playing Croatia on 13 June. It is obviously still too early to say if the showing of live sports in pubs or bars will be permitted. However, if lockdown conditions are relaxed, its unlikely that licensees […]