News Archive

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Finalists unveiled for National Pubwatch Awards 2023

Our 2022 finalists Three Pubwatch schemes are in the running to win the top accolade at the prestigious National Pubwatch Awards 2023. The award recognises the work of local Pubwatch schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff. The winner and two Pubwatch schemes that will be highly commended will […]

National Pubwatch Conference 2024 – Save the Date

The National Pubwatch Committee is pleased to announce that we will be holding our next annual conference at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Sheffield on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Details of the theme for next conference have yet to be decided, but delegates can expect the usual interesting mix of legal and practical presentations which […]

Pubwatch Trio ‘Steeled’ For Action In Sheffield

Story and image courtesy of Wetherspoon News Summer/Autumn 2023 Left to right are pub managers Peter Bryan (The Wagon & Horses, Chapeltown), Beth Burns (The Queens Hotel, Maltby) and Rick Brown (The Woodseats Palace, Woodseats) Wetherspoon always aims to offer its staff and customers the best possible pub experience. Whether as a work place or […]

Pubwatch recognised in Home Office Police Led Alcohol Intervention Checklist and Toolkit

July 2023: The Home Office has just launched a new toolkit to help police officers identify appropriate interventions to tackle a range of alcohol related issues. We are grateful that the Home Office has recognised the important role that Pubwatch schemes play in: pre-empting crime and anti-social behaviour building close working relationships with police and […]

Pubwatch Group adopts new constitution

19 July 2023: Story and image courtesy of Westmoreland and Furness Council The Chairs of Penrith, Alston, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen Pubwatch have agreed to work together as one group under a new constitution. The Chairs adopted the newly proposed constitution following consultation with group members. They also agreed that the newly formed group […]

Louth Pubwatch sign-up members

25/7/23: Newly formed Louth Pubwatch (Lincolnshire) held its third meeting today and formally elected Emma Smith, manager of Wetherspoons, as chair. Emma said that she was grateful for the support of Wetherspoons who confirmed that they would cover time that Emma spent with the Louth Pubwatch. Several pubs attended the meeting along with NPW East […]

Reading Pubwatch stakeholders receive National Pubwatch Star Awards

18/7/23: Steve Baker OBE Chairman of National Pubwatch presented Star Awards at a Reading Best Bar None Awards ceremony held in the Mayor’s Parlour at Reading Civic Offices. During the ceremony Steve presented two National Pubwatch Star Awards to Robert Smalley the councils Licensing Enforcement Officer and George Friel the Townsafe radio officer. Both were […]

Oban Pubwatch is back to deter disorder

12/6/23: Licensees have held the first Oban Pubwatch meeting for a year. by Rita Campbell Oban Pubwatch has been reinstated after licensees noticed a rise in disorder since the scheme stopped running. Michael Durkin, chairman of Oban and Lorn Pubwatch, behind the bar at Coasters. Pub Watch means that anyone behaving badly in one pub […]

Hull to launch new pubwatches

Hull is set to launch two new local pubwatches with the support and advice of National Pubwatch. National Pubwatch regional rep Michael Kheng recently attended a meeting about the setting up of the Hull City Centre Pubwatch, which already has the support of around 30 pubs and bars. There are also plans for a second local […]

Still time to enter National Pubwatch Awards

There is still time for Pubwatches to enter the 2023 National Pubwatch Awards. The awards, sponsored by JD Wetherspoon, recognise the work of schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments. Finalists will get to attend a prestigious awards dinner in the House of Lords on 17 October 2023. Pubwatch schemes make a real […]