News Archive

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National Pubwatch Star Award for door supervisor who faced racial abuse

Left to right Tristan Price and Trevor Pepper 16/9/21: A Birmingham door supervisor who faced a barrage of racial abuse has been recognised for his professionalism by National Pubwatch. Tristan Price, 26, who works for Professional Security, has been awarded the Star Award for the professional and calm way he handled the incident at the […]

Star Award – Glyn Walker

Left to right Steve Baker Chair NPW, Glyn Walker, Trevor Ford 15/9/21: National Pubwatch Chair presents a Star Award to Glyn Walker, scheme manager at Ashford Partnership Against Crime (APAC). The presentation took place at offices of the British Beer and Pub Association. Glyn was nominated by Trevor Ford, the Environmental Protection and Licensing Team […]

Halesowen landlords unite to form Pub Watch scheme

Pic: front left Vicky Rogers Halesowen BID manager and front right Jimmy Andrews of Talk of The Town 14/9/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Halesowen News A NEW Pub Watch scheme to crack down on problem drinkers has been formed in Halesowen. The scheme was initiated by Talk of the Town licensee Jimmy Andrews […]


02.09.2021 Windermere/Bowness Pub watch today had a guest speaker from the Home Office Immigration team. Wendy Ingham Pubwatch co-ordinator for the South Lakes invited Jonathan Allen from the Immigration Compliance and Enforcement team to attend the meeting to discuss members concerns regarding the employment of foreign nationals in the hospitality trade. The lack of staff […]

Man, 71, sentenced for sex attack on woman at Chester pub

6/9/21: Story courtesy of The Standard A 71-YEAR-OLD man who sexually assaulted a woman at the back of a Chester pub was told what he did was “disgusting”. Alexander Brown, of Dodds Court, Shotton, had previously pleaded guilty to the sex attack, which happened at the back of the Stanley Arms pub on Brook […]

‘You’re banned’: Harrogate pubs introduce new sanctions against troublemakers

(from left) Matthew Chapman, manager of Harrogate Business Improvement District, Dan Siddle, general manager of the Crown Hotel and Alan Huddart, vice-chair of Harrogate Pubwatch, at the launch of the Harrogate Pubwatch app in May. 1/9/21: Story courtesy of The Stray Ferret People caught drug dealing in Harrogate venues face 18 month bans in […]

Press release: National Pubwatch joins forces with Best Bar None to offer help to independent licensees and operators to make their venues safe

National Pubwatch is working in partnership with Best Bar None, the Home Office backed accreditation scheme for licensed premises, to support licensees and independent operators to reduce alcohol-related crime and meet their obligations under the Licensing Act.   National Pubwatch, the voluntary organisation, which supports over 800 Pubwatches across the UK, works to promote safe, […]

Pubwatch’s Football Euros Success With Zero Incidents In Town

12/8/21: Story and photograph courtesy of The Guildford Dragon Guildford’s Pubwatch scheme has declared the Euro 2020 football tournament a success for local pubs with only two football related incidents in the borough and none in the town centre. Jane Lyons of the Keep pub in Castle Street, who chairs the Pubwatch scheme said: […]

New North West directory launched to support sexual violence survivors

12/8/21: Today, a new digital directory of services has been launched across the North West to help survivors of sexual violence find support. features a postcode search function which allows users to find local support services. The website also contains Survivor Support Packs which are downloadable resources created in collaboration with survivors. These packs […]