News Archive

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‘Banned from one, banned from all’ – pubs come together to ban troublemakers

6/8/19: Story courtesy of Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury Wymondham pubs, bars and sports clubs are coming together for a new Pub Watch scheme. Officers are hoping to crack down on a minority of troublemakers in Wymondham, with people being warned they face being barred from all nine pubs and bars in the town. Norfolk […]

New Pubwatch Scheme for Heathrow Airport

The UK’s busiest airport has launched its own Pubwatch scheme as part of its policy to take a proactive and responsible approach to keeping the airport safe and secure for its passengers and work colleagues.   The aim of the Heathrow Pubwatch is to bring together concessionaires, lounge operators, airlines, hoteliers and Police, in order […]

York Pubwatch

6/8/19: Saw the launch of York Pubwatch, with the first committee meeting being held this morning at Lendall Cellars, where a Chairman and Co Ordinator were appointed. After months of planning and support from National Pubwatch and various partners, the watch launched with 78 members. Each member are signed up to Apex radio system and […]

New National Pubwatch Award – Bravery and Meritorious Conduct

The National Pubwatch Committee announce the launch of a new award for ‘Bravery and Meritorious Conduct’. The award is open to anyone who acts selflessly to save life or reduce harm to persons working or socialising in the night-time economy. We know that the actions of certain individuals are already recognised, either through the official […]

Acid and Knife Attacks: Two new first-aid films for Pubwatch members

Would you know what to do if you were faced with a knife or acid attack in your bar? The recent spate of knife crime and to a much lesser extent the use of acid, has rightly caused much public concern. Thankfully both types of crime are still relatively rare occurrences in pubs and bars, […]

Knife arches to be used at Warrington bar for first time

12/7/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Warrington Guardian Knife arches to be used at PJs in Warrington Mike Mason outside PJs KNIFE arches will be in use in Warrington town centre this weekend to help keep revellers safe. Warrington Police and the Warrington BID have joined forces to buy two arches and handheld devices […]

Vulnerability training delivered to Reading Pubwatch

8/7/19: This week, thirty two members of Reading Pubwatch attended a training session on the subject of ‘A duty of care for vulnerable people’ presented by the neighbourhood specialist officer PC Simon Wheeler from Thames Valley Police. The interesting and thought provoking presentation looked at the journey of a young woman on a night out […]

Police crackdown on violence and disorder creates ‘safest north party spots’

5//7/19: Story and photograph courtesy The Press and Journal Inverness and Highland towns have been branded the “safest party spots” in the north after a crackdown on anti-social behaviour – which has seen police committing 50% more hours patrolling pubs, clubs and restaurants in the region than counterparts in Scotland, the area’s police commander […]

West Bridgford bars educated on tackling anti-social behaviour and drugs

28/6/19: Story and photograph courtesy of West Bridgford Wire Cllr Rob Inglis (centre) visited the Botanist with Rushcliffe Borough Council Community Safety and Licensing Officers and Notts Police A night time economy initiative in West Bridgford is helping to further educate bar owners and door staff on drugs and anti-social behaviour in their venues. […]