News Archive

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Clampdown as Pubwatch returns

  AFTER a few years absence Dunoon’s Pubwatch scheme is back and local bar owners are warning customers that abusive behaviour and the use of fake IDs, within their premises, will not be tolerated.   The majority of local publicans have teamed up with Dunoon police and are using social media to aid them to […]

The Search for the 2016 Diageo National Pubwatch Winner Begins

23rd February 2016: The 2016 Diageo National Pubwatch Awards were launched today at the 13th National Pubwatch Conference in Sheffield.   Now in their fifth year, the Pubwatch awards are designed to recognise the work being undertaken by local Pubwatch schemes across the UK to improve safety and the pub experience for everyone. The winners […]

Plymouth Pubwatch relaunched to prevent surge in booze-fuelled violence

PLYMOUTH’S Pubwatch network is being re-launched after a loss of interest from landlords – because the city’s nightlife has become so safe.   With crime figures falling across Devon and Cornwall and police saying booze-related trouble is down in key parts of Plymouth, Pubwatch chairman Richard Smith said the scheme has become a victim of […]

Pubwatch Licensees help in crime crackdown in Tavistock

A NEW ‘ring around’ Pubwatch scheme has been launched in Tavistock in an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour.   Tavistock Police, the Devon and Cornwall Licensing Team and Tavistock Street Pastors have been working with a number of licensees in the town to try and set standards of acceptable behaviour and act robustly against individuals […]

New support for families in the licensed drinks trade

Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care has launched its new support programme, Education & Training Support, aimed at families in the licensed drinks trade. The programme includes useful, downloadable guides on subjects such as how to deal with problems at school and how to keep children active, and also provides financial assistance for essential education […]

New National Pubwatch film in production

Cast and crew in good spirits after a successful days filming Monday 25th January 2016: Actors and crew descended on the Fullers George IV pub in Chiswick High Road to start work on a new instructional film for NPW which is being produced for us by Mini Mammoth Films. The film is intended to assist […]

Westminster Street Pastors report for Pubwatch. Patrol 15th January 2016.

Update from Nick Cornish of Westminster Street Pastors So, 2 weeks after the New Years Eve Central London event, Westminster Street Pastors were back on patrol last weekend. Teams patrolled in Victoria and the Strand, and in Soho and all areas in between, while a third team patrolled the central London Thames bridges in support […]

Man jailed for manslaughter after killing party-goer over spilled drink

Brett Gleeson A man who punched and killed a fellow party-goer over an altercation about a spilled drink has been jailed for manslaughter. Brett Gleeson (born 23/10/1983) of Drake Street, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Manchester Crown Court.   Today 18th January 2016, he was jailed for six years with a further five years […]

Bars urged to join Newland Avenue pubwatch after mass brawl

PLEA TO WORK TOGETHER: PCSO Noel Horseman in Newland Avenue. PUBS and bars in Hull’s popular Newland Avenue are to be invited to join a new Pubwatch scheme in the wake of a street brawl. PCSOs will hand deliver letters to licensees tomorrow inviting expressions of interest for the scheme. CCTV captured revellers being stamped […]