News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Call from National Pubwatch for contact details

National Pubwatch is calling on local schemes to keep it informed of any changes to their contact details so it can update its mapping tool. The aftermath of Covid-19 and challenges in trading mean that many Pubwatches have seen changes in personnel and their contact details. This is important for National Pubwatch as it means […]

Pubwatch banning orders extend across Amber Valley

26/5/23: Story courtesy of Derbyshire Police Anti-social drinkers could soon find their options of where to go to get a pint heavily limited across the whole of the Amber Valley. From Thursday 1 June, a change in the rules is being brought in that will see those issued with a Pubwatch banning order barred from […]

Relaunch of Northampton Pubwatch

Northampton Pubwatch held a relaunch event on Mon 24th April at the Guildhall Northampton. The watch, like many others, had been struggling through the COVID crisis and was in need of a fresh approach. All licensees across the borough were invited and there was a good attendance by current members and many new members. The meeting […]

Sheffield’s Night-Time Economy Continues to Put Safety First

4/4/23: Sheffield Business Improvement District and Sheffield City Council held a successful launch event for a new City Centre Best Bar None scheme and also a new Licence (Pub) Watch Scheme. The event was held at the Genting Casino in Arundel Gate. The event which was attended by 106 delegates from the night-time economy and […]

Entries are being sought for the National Pubwatch Awards 2023

Pubwatches are being encouraged to enter the 2023 National Pubwatch awards, sponsored by JD Wetherspoon, which 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. Chair of National Pubwatch Steve Baker OBE said: […]

National Pubwatch praised in Scottish Parliament

National Pubwatch has been praised in the Scottish Parliament in a motion put forward by the MSP for the Orkney Islands Liam McArthur. The motion, which already has the support from more than 20 cross-party MSPs, said it recognises the work of National Pubwatch, which supports more than 800 Pubwatch schemes across the UK, that […]

Robert Humphreys MBE receives top accolade with Award of Merit from National Pubwatch

Left to right: Robert Humphrey MBE – ACC Dave Minty National Pubwatch has recognised Robert Humphreys with an Award of Merit for his contribution to partnership working. The Award of Merit, sponsored by GBG, acknowledges the valuable contributions that many individuals have made to the success of pubwatch schemes around the country. During his many […]

Top accolade for Orkney Islands Police Sergeant

Left to right: Sergeant Simon Hay and ACC Dave Minty Police Sergeant Simon Hay has been rewarded with the top accolade of a National Pubwatch Malcolm Eidmans award, sponsored by Poppleston Allen. The award recognises the outstanding contribution made by a police officer or member of police staff in supporting Pubwatch. Simon has worked with […]