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The Diageo National Pubwatch Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2017 Diageo National Pubwatch Awards is now open. The online application form can be found Pubwatch Awards page together with a copy of the rules. Finalists get to attend a truly memorable awards dinner in the House of Commons Members dining room. This is […]

Operators warned over release of CCTV footage at National Pubwatch conference

Operators  must ensure they have a formal request from police or local authority before handing over CCTV footage, in order to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, a leading barrister has advised. Speaking at the National Pubwatch Conference last week Stephen Walsh QC admitted that withholding CCTV images from police was a […]

Top Police Chiefs speak at National Pubwatch Conference – 28/2/17

Working closely with premises and having a consistent policy in dealing with licensing issues has reaped benefits for Thames Valley police, chief constable Francis Habgood told delegates at the National Pubwatch conference last week.   He said that instead of focusing on targeting specific towns with busy late night economies, a new approach has seen […]

National Pubwatch Conference Awards – 28/2/17

National Pubwatch handed out a special recognition award to Mark Baird, head of alcohol in society at Diageo, at its annual conference last week.   The award was to thank Baird for supporting National Pubwatch and its awards for the past five years.   National Pubwatch chairman Steve Baker said: “He really understands the issues […]

14 Troublemakers now Banned from 100 Plymouth Pubwatch pubs and bars

  WATCHMAN: Plymouth Pubwatch chairman Richard Smith 14 troublemakers now BANNED from 100 Plymouth pubs and bars It is thought only Blackpool’s Pubwatch scheme, in a town dominated by the hospitality industry, is bigger. The expansion means aggressive pests face being banned from even more pubs. Currently there are 14 people with five-year bans and […]

National Pubwatch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

National Pubwatch will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at its annual conference which this year is being held at the Hilton Hotel Reading on 28th February. We have produced a 20th anniversary magazine which is packed full of information about NPW, the services it provides and it’s plans for the future – including new for 2017 – its […]

Wisbech hopes to replicate successful Pubwatch scheme for off-trade

Wisbech is named Alcohol Action Area. New measures are set to be introduced in a bid to clamp down on problems associated with street drinking in Wisbech. The town, along with Peterborough, is among more than 30 locations listed as a Local Alcohol Action Area under new plans launched by the Home Office on Friday. […]

Shrewsbury Pubwatch contributing to Purple Flag success

 Revellers at a nightclub in Shrewsbury Nightlife in Shrewsbury is booming according to new figures Shrewsbury is boasting double success after retaining its award as a vibrant and safe destination and experiencing a 20 per cent increase in people enjoying nights out in the town. Assessors have decided Shrewsbury town centre should keep its Purple […]

Droylsden Pubwatch helping the vulnerable at Christmas

Droylsden’s Pubwatch scheme have been making sure that vulnerable and isolated members of their community don’t go hungry this Christmas. For the fourth year running, each venue signed up to Pubwatch donated up to £100, meaning 90 hampers have been distributed to help those in need over the festive period. Secretary of Droylsden Pubwatch, Sheila […]

Corby Pubwatch – Safe Night Out Initiative

In the wake of the India Chipchase tragedy at Northampton earlier this year where she was abducted and murdered following a night out; Corby Pubwatch has produced a leaflet giving advice on how to have a “Safe Night Out” which will be available in their members venues, handed out by Street Pastors & Door Supervisors. […]