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Pubs and bars in Buxton join forces to restart Pubwatch scheme

10/12/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Buxton Advertiser www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk Almost 20 pubs, bars and clubs have signed up to be part of the Pubwatch scheme which has restarted across Buxton. Landlords, owners, managers and licensees have come together to reinstate Pubwatch to make the town a safer and more enjoyable night out for everyone. The […]

Pubs can access free training to help make their venues safe for the Christmas trading period

Licensees need to be prepared for the Christmas season to ensure a safe environment for customers, National Pubwatch (NPW) has warned. The voluntary organisation, which supports over 800 Pubwatches across the UK, works to promote safe, secure and social drinking environments in all licensed premises throughout the UK, is highlighting the free training and support […]

Pubwatch returns to Stirling city centre safety

25/11/21: Story courtesy of Daily Record www.dailyrecord.co.uk Cops, council and pubs join forces to help punters enjoy nightlife safely from us and 3rd parties You can unsubscribe at any time. Police, Stirling Council and pub and club owners have joined forces to make the city’s venues safer. The Pubwatch scheme has been relaunched with a […]

City’s Pubwatch scheme relaunched

Relaunch of new city centre Pubwatch scheme. Inset co-ordinator Elizabeth Murphy 4/11/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Telegraph and Argus www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk A SCHEME to provide a safe, secure and responsible social-drinking environment in Bradford city centre pubs while boosting evening economy is being revived and relaunched. It brings together hotels, leisure and entertainment providers to […]

Hereford bouncers to start spraying troublemakers

1/11/21: Story and photographs courtesy of Hereford Times www.herefordtimes.com Trained bouncers will be able to spray troublemakers with SmartTag BOUNCERS at Hereford’s pubs, bars and clubs will soon been spraying troublemakers so police can identify them easier. West Mercia Police has launched the new SmartTag initiative at Saxty’s Bar in Widemarsh Street, showing how the […]

National Pubwatch and Drinkaware launch vulnerability training partnership

Increasing skills in the on-trade front line workforce National Pubwatch is partnering with Drinkaware to encourage members to complete the alcohol education charity’s Alcohol Vulnerability Awareness course to support the re-opening of the sector. The e-learning course equips bar and venue staff with the ability to identify alcohol related vulnerability, including how to spot harassment, […]

What Lincoln bars and clubs are doing to combat drink spiking

22/10/21: Story courtesy of the Lincolnite www.thelincolnite.co.uk Drink toppers, Ask for Angela, testing kits, and staff training “Harassing women on a night out has to stop”. That is the key message from bars and nightclubs in Lincoln as they seek to put a halt to drink spiking in the city, amid rumours of a venue […]

Plymouth Pubwatch says ‘We need to make drink-spike testing more accessible’

22/10/21: Story courtesy of Planet Radio www.planetradio.co.uk There are calls for the first-of-its kind drink testing programme – which started in the West Country – to be rolled out nationally The spiking test kits used across Devon & Cornwall Since 2019 bars in Plymouth have been able to test drinks which people are worried may […]

Ask for Angela poster downloaded almost 12,800 times

20/10/21: Story courtesy of Morning Advertiser www.morningadvertiser.co.uk  The Ask for Angela campaign poster has been downloaded 12,790 times from the National Pubwatch (NPW) website, said NPW chair Stephen Baker. Any pub sporting an ‘Ask for Angela’ poster means anyone in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation can get discreet help to leave if they ask for […]