News Archive

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Wolverhampton’s pubs and bars will have ‘secret phrase’ to protect vulnerable females

The Ask for Angela sexual violence scheme allows victims to feel safer 9/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Birmingham Mail The protection of females is even more prominent since the Sarah Everard case (Image: PA) An initiative that provides potential victims of sexual violence with a secret phrase to ask for help in public places […]

Kendal Pub Watch to issue six month bans for sneaking drinks

8/6/21: Story and photograph courtesy of The Westmoreland Gazette BAN: Pub Watch Group vow to issue six month bans for people who sneak in drinks KENDAL bar watch will start issuing six month bans for customers found to be bringing their own drinks in their establishments. A recent meeting of the Bar Watch group, […]

National Pubwatch: Warning issued over safety of vulnerable customers

1/6/21: Story by Michelle Perrett Licensees need to ensure staff are fully trained to support vulnerable customers or face losing their reputation as a safe and secure venue, National Pubwatch has warned. As pubs and late-night venues are set to reopen fully in June National Pubwatch is urging publicans to educate staff to recognise and […]

New National Pubwatch Film – Supporting Vulnerable People

National Pubwatch has a long history of working to create safer licensed premises. We are delighted to announce the release of our latest free training film, which is related to supporting vulnerable people. Pubwatch members will know that their reputation for running safe and secure venues, will stand or fall on how they deal with […]

Pubwatch scheme returns to Grantham as owners show unity

21/5/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Grantham Journal A Pubwatch scheme has been revived in Grantham, bringing the town’s hospitality owners together to crack down on those causing trouble. Chaired by Chris Knowles, landlord of The Black Dog pub on Watergate, the scheme aims to make every venue involved a safer place for both […]

Harrogate Pubwatch relaunch with new app

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID Manager; Dan Siddle, Crown Hotel General Manager; and Harrogate Pubwatch Secretary, Alan Huddart 21/5/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Harrogate Informer Harrogate Pubwatch operates under the National Pubwatch guidelines with the emphasis on ensuring everyone entering pubs and clubs can spend their time safely and enjoyably – and if anyone […]

Guidance for the Euro 21 tournament

The BBPA, alongside the British Institute of Innkeeping, UKHospitality, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA), has developed guidance for licensees screening the Euro 2020 tournament. Euro 2020 (still named as such despite being held in 2021) is a major opportunity to attract customers who want to watch live matches […]

Re-opening your business? Information from Bank of England

As we re-open for business, operators will be involved in an incredible amount of work to make their venues safe. The Bank of England are issuing a timely reminder about the importance of refreshing staff awareness on how to check bank notes. They can provide you with a range of materials to make training easy; […]