News Archive

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Stencilled pavement signs to stop proxy purchasers in their tracks

Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) partners in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire have come up with a novel way of deterring adults from buying alcohol on behalf of under-18s – by painting warnings on pavements outside off licences. A stencilled wine bottle with the warning: “Buying for an U18? It’s an offence” will be applied on pavements outside off […]

Wellingborough Pubwatch door staff to wear body cameras

John Cable, Gary Ashton and Sanjai Tailor with the camera that door staff in Wellingborough will be wearing Members of Wellingborough Pubwatch are to issue 20 body-worn cameras to door staff working at pubs and clubs in the town in an effort to reduce crime. Pubwatch and Wellingborough BID have joined forces with police and […]

Pubs join forces to break a World Record

At 7.30pm on Sunday 7 February 2016, thousands of pub quizzers, pub regulars, friends and family will be sitting down in their local to answer the first in a series of questions of an identical pub quiz, in an attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest multi venue quiz. The idea is the brainchild of PubAid, the […]

St Helens Pubs and bars sign up to festive designated driver scheme

Inspector Dave Brennan POLICE in the town centre have teamed up with pub landlords and bar owners to help cut down on drink driving as the festive season gets underway. The Designated Driver scheme means if one person in a group of three or more agrees to drive they will be able to get a […]

One Punch campaign gets boost from County Durham pubs

Left of banner Maxine Thompson-Curl at a Pubwatch meeting in Bishop Auckland A CAMPAIGN to halt social violence has won the backing of two Pubwatch schemes in the run up to Christmas. One Punch North East, launched by Maxine Thompson-Curl earlier this year, is receiving cash donations from the landlord support groups in Bishop Auckland […]

Masked raider jailed after pub break-in

A raider has been jailed for a masked raid on a pub. David Neve, 30, of Macaulay Way, Grimsby – was jailed for three years. Grimsby Crown Court heard the career criminal, who had 46 convictions for burglary, was tackled by a plucky pub landlord who spotted masked intruders in the bar after the alarm […]

New Pubwatch to keep Spalding safer

Sean Packham and Jason Kibble of Ye Old White Horse with Pubwatch co-ordinator Stuart Brotherton Residents who in the past have feared coming into Spalding at night are being reassured they will be able to celebrate Christmas in safety – after the launch of a new PubWatch scheme. Twelve pubs and hotels and the town’s […]

National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week

Monday 20th November 2015 Today sees the launch of national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week 2015, a campaign from the police service and partners to inform the public about the terrorism threat; what is being done to tackle it; how communities can help us, and offering practical advice about how to stay safe and be vigilant […]

Weymouth Pubwatch Chairman receives NPW Commendation

Left to right Keith Treggiden, Cllr Christine James Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Jon Shipp NPW Regional Representative   Keith Treggiden today (18/11/15) received a National Pubwatch Commendation at Weymouth and Portland Council Offices, for his outstanding contribution to Weymouth Pubwatch Scheme. Keith was nominated by the schemes Secretary Mike Hale, who acknowledged the proactive role […]