News Archive

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Kendal Pubwatch – Supporting Vulnerable People

12/8/21: Wendy Ingham, Pubwatch co-ordinator, reports that at their recent monthly meeting Kendal Pub Watch held a training session for 25 members on how to recognise and help vulnerable people. This was supported by the use of the National Pub Watch video ‘Supporting Vulnerable People which she found on their YouTube page. She stated “Members […]

Award for PCSO as popular Pubwatch scheme launches in Northallerton

5/8/21: Story courtesy of North Yorkshire Police A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been given a national award for her work on a scheme to keep pub staff and customers safe. PCSO Helenor Gwatkin was presented with the National Pubwatch Star Award as the scheme was extended to Northallerton this week. Over the past […]

Woman banned from ‘golden mile’ bars after alleged racist abuse of doorman

4/8/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Express and Star A woman accused of racially abusing a pub doorman on Birmingham’s ‘golden mile’ has been banned from all the entertainment area’s licensed premises. A video of the abuse has been viewed millions of times online Pubwatch in the Westside area of the city has barred […]

Danger of using ‘in-house’ door supervisors

We have been contacted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), who have raised a concern about a particular issue relating to venues employing their own of ‘in-house’ door supervisor(s) as opposed to staff contracted from a security company. The problem would appear to be that some operators do not understand that in certain circumstances there […]

Nine banned from Newtown bars

7/7/21: Story courtesy of My Newtown Nine people have been banned from pubs and bars in Newtown, including one with a lifetime ban. Dyfed Powys Police said the nine were banned under the ‘Behave or Be Banned’ scheme operated by Newtown Pubwatch. “The nine were banned for alcohol and drug related crime and disorder […]


2/7/21: Story courtesy of MiS Magazine In 2017, the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign provided a secret code for women to find help if they were feeling unsafe on a night out. The code fell out of practice in a few years, but with the pubs and clubs opening again, a relaunch has been set […]

Covid rule breaks, 18th birthdays and staff abuse see pub bans rise

28/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Hull Daily Mail The owners of the King’s Head in Hedon Jasmin Minns and Tom Croft (front) with staff Pubs in the Holderness area have issued around 15 pub bans since lockdown eased last month. Last week, Humberside Police said the force was out handing over the bans to […]

Cheers to Spalding pub scene as bans do work

27/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Spalding Today Things are looking up for Spalding’s pub scene – and bans are working as a deterrent to encourage troublemakers to ditch their bad behaviour. Venues across the town work together as part of the Pubwatch scheme – and six people are currently banned from entering into […]

Corby Pubwatch scheme gets ready to show troublemakers the red card

Story and photograph courtesy of Northamptonshire Telegraph Visitors to licensed premises are being warned to behave or get banned. With the UEFA European Football Championship finally getting under way, visitors to pubs and bars in Corby have been warned to behave or get banned. Members of the Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team have joined forces […]