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Police ‘abused’ on drug crackdown pub visits

19/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Cambrian News www.cambrian-news.co. A Team from North Wales Police and detection dogs from Wagtail Uk visited pubs in Dwyfor and Meirionnydd Police are considering prosecuting a number of people who showed ‘abuse and hostility’ towards them when they visited licensed premises in Meirionnydd and Dwyfor on Saturday night. A […]

Lancaster serves ‘drinks not drunks’ in Christmas pub campaign

16/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Lancaster Guardian www.lancasterguardian.co.uk Lancaster Pub Watch is running a mini campaign this Christmas to try to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound after their big night out. The organisation that represents the licensed trade in Lancaster is reminding customers that they may not get served by bar […]

Pub Watch group hope for a peaceful Christmas

16/12/19: Story courtesy of Runcorn & Widnes World www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk A ‘ZERO tolerance’ policy towards anti-social behaviour has been adopted in pubs across Widnes to ensure customers enjoy the festive season in peace. Widnes Pub Watch says it wants to provide a safe, cheerful environment in Widnes pubs where people can enjoy themselves without the threat […]

Crackdown on alcohol fuelled trouble launches in Cumbrian pubs

14/12/19: Story courtesy of News & Star www.newsandstar.co.uk A crackdown on alcohol fuelled trouble in pubs could see revellers receive a lengthy ban. Any offences fuelled by alcohol in Whitehaven like assault, disorder and drug crime will incur a 13 month ban. The stricter punishment will impact the social life of culprits; excluding them from […]

Six people banned from Newtown pubs – including one lifetime ban

10/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Powys County Times www.countytimes.co.uk Dyfed-Powys Police. Six people have been banned from pubs in Newtown after being arrested for alcohol related crime and disorder, police said. The bans, ranging from 12 months to life, were issued under the Behave or Be Banned scheme following a Pubwatch Committee meeting held […]

Launch of a new scheme to make nights out in Corby Old Village Safer.

CBC Safer Corby Team are working alongside Corby Pubwatch and the Neighbourhood Policing Team to launch a new initiative aimed at reducing alcohol related crime and disorder in Corby Old Village. The Safer Night scheme will provide pub goers with information on how to keep themselves safe and reduce the risk of being a victim […]

High tech violent crime deterrent rolled out county wide after trial

6/12/19: Story and photographs courtesy of South Yorkshire Police Earlier this year we told you about a trial project taking place in Sheffield, which saw night-time venues across the city issued with SmartWater canisters in a bid to deter violent crime and behaviour. The good news is the trial was a success and today (6 […]

Falkirk Pubwatch seeks Christmas gifts for one parent families

8/12/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Falkirk Herald www.falkirkherald.co.uk Falkirk pubs in the local Pubwatch scheme are acting as drop off points for gifts to be donated to One Parent Families Falkirk. Falkirk pubs have rallied round to act as drop off points for Christmas presents which could make a big difference to December 25 […]

Cumbria Pubwatch members receive Star Awards

Left to right: Charles Knight, Kay Bower and Chief Constable Michelle Skeer 14/11/19: Cumbria Chief Constable Michelle Skeer presented NPW Star Awards to members of Carlisle and Barrow Pubwatch schemes. The recipients of the awards were nominated by NPW regional representative Joe Murray. Joe highlighted the important role of that local Pubwatch schemes play in […]

Beer mats designed to stop drinks from being spiked branded waste of time by Fife licensees

27/11/19: Story and photographs courtesy of The Courier www.thecourier.co.uk A Police Scotland-backed campaign which aims to stop drinks being spiked has been branded a waste of time and effort, by members of Fife’s Licensing Forum. Police Scotland’s Fife division is supporting a new initiative by the nationwide Girls Against Spiking group which has seen thousands […]