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Plymouth to launch Ask for Angela Scheme in time for Christmas

People whose internet date turns out to be a disaster and they wind up feeling under threat will be able to escape and get help by using a special safe-word – Angela. The national “Ask for Angela” campaign will come to Plymouth’s pubs and clubs this Christmas with 135 bars in the city’s Pubwatch and […]

Stranraer Pubwatch – Police warning about abuse of alcohol during festive season

28 November 2017 Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season Police Scotland are asking people to be sensible around alcohol if they are out socialising in Stranraer over the Christmas and New Year period, as officers plan more patrols to support the ‘Pubwatch’ scheme run by the license holders in the town. […]

Ask for Angela set for Wolverhampton roll-out with aid of Pubwatch

23/11/17. A Campaign offering immediate help to victims of sexual violence in pubs and clubs is set to be rolled out within two weeks. The ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative allows people who feel vulnerable or at risk to discreetly seek help from staff. Bar staff at participating venues across Wolverhampton are trained so that when […]

National Pubwatch Star Award for Isle of Man licensee

Left to right: Julian Lalor-Smith (Director of Administration and Legislation at the Department of Home Affairs), Chief Constable Gary Roberts, Harry Creevy, Joe Murray NPW, Darren Bradford and Ken Kneale) 24/11/17: At a ceremony at Isle of Man Police Headquarters Chief Constable, Chief Constable Gary Roberts presented licensee Harry Creevy with a NPW Star Award. […]

Pubwatch Scheme returns to help make local pubs safer

Representatives of the local pubs in and around Dalkeith involved in pubwatch, with Midlothian Provost and Chairman of the Licensing Board Councillor Adam Montgomery and Dalkeith Community Police Sergeant Aitchison. Licensed premises in and around Dalkeith have come together to kick-start the local Pubwatch scheme to ensure safer local watering holes. Following a consultation with […]

Secretary of State for Justice praise’s work of local pubwatch schemes

Left to right: Gavin Shuker MP, Charles Ireland Diageo GB, David Lidington MP & Steve Baker Chair NPW 2/11/17: Secretary of State for Justice, David Lidington welcomed finalists and guests to the 2017 Diageo National Pubwatch Awards. The awards dinner was again held in the prestigious surroundings of the House of Commons member’s dining room. […]

Romford wins Diageo National Pubwatch Award for contribution to community safety

Winners Romford The Romford Town  Pubwatch scheme, has been awarded the prestigious Diageo National Pubwatch Award for its significant role in working in partnership with other organisations to halve the number of crimes in licensed premises, tackling anti-social behaviour. At a packed ceremony in the House of Commons last night, attended by MPs, Lords and notable […]

Trio receive NPW Star Awards for Pubwatch work across Northamptonshire

Three people involved in the running of Pubwatch schemes across the county have received awards for their roles. National Pubwatch provides advice and guidance to schemes across the country and as part of its 20th anniversary, has introduced Star Awards to recognise the contribution people make. At a ceremony this month led by Mark Worthington […]

Rochdale town centre door staff wear body cams

Donna Fisher (KoKo), Chris Graham (Yates), Mark Foxley (Rochdale Town Centre Management), Mellisa Welsh (Yates), Councillor Janet Emsley (Rochdale Borough Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture), Angela Anderton (Greater Manchester Police), Sajjad Miah (Rochdale Borough Council), Rick Eckersley (Rochdale Borough Council) Head door staff from the award winning Rochdale Town Centre Pubwatch scheme […]

The Bank of England launches new Banknote Checking Scheme

11/10/17 NPW attended the launch of the Bank of England’s new Banknote Checking Scheme on 10 October. The Scheme is aimed at cash-handling businesses and promotes banknote checking at point of sale through targeted training. Its aim is to reduce the number of counterfeit notes being accepted and to reduce losses to businesses. Any retailer […]