News Archive

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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. […]

Troublemaker jailed and banned from all town centre pubs upon his release

28 June 2019: Story and photograph courtesy of Newark Advertiser A man who persistently caused trouble in and around pubs in Newark has been barred from every licensed premise in the town centre for five years. A Criminal Behaviour Order has been secured on 29-year-old Shamus Doyle who has a record of drunkenness and […]

Re-launch of Wokingham Pubwatch

25/6/19 The Licensees of Wokingham came together today to re-launch Pubwatch after a lapse of over two years. Eleven licensed premises have joined forces to help the police reduce crime and disorder in the Wokingham town centre area. Members of the new Pubwatch welcomed the police licensing officer Andy Dean from Thames Valley Police, who […]

Guide to policy and training for dealing with vulnerable customers

It’s well known that regular contact with vulnerable people comes hand in hand with managing a licensed venue. Many factors contribute to a customer becoming vulnerable, from lowered inhibition and impaired judgment, to spiked drinks and being left alone. Jo Cox-Brown, Director of Night Time Economy Solutions, offers insight on how to plan the management […]

Keep drinking safe. A good practice guide for dealing with vulnerable people

14/6/19: Those working in the night time economy contribute to a fun, lively environment, and no two nights in their town or city are ever the same. Along with this, however, those on the frontline also regularly have to deal with situations involving vulnerable people. From alcohol-related illness to safety concerns, staff in licensed premises […]