News Archive

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National Pubwatch Star Awards for Hertfordshire Police Staff

Left to right: Sally Bannister, Sarb Minichiello, CC Charlie Hall, Zoe Bousefield, Steve Evans and Clare Ramirez-Scott 30/10/20: Hertfordshire Constabulary Chief Constable Charlie Hall presented members of the East Hertfordshire police licensing team with NPW Star Awards. The recipients were nominated for the awards by NPW East of England regional representative Steve Evans who praised […]

Banbury Pub Watch encouraging people to come out and safely enjoy night out

27/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Banbury Guardian The Banbury Pub Watch group encourages customers in town to come out for the evening prepared and understanding of the latest government Covid-19 safety rules and guidelines. The Wine Vaults in the town centre of Banbury is a member of the Banbury Pub Watch scheme The […]

Advice from the Licensed Trade Charity – Managing After Redundancy

The LTC knows that hospitality, especially pubs, bars and breweries, are having to make really difficult decisions at the moment, resulting in people being made redundant. The LTC website and helpline 0808 801 0550 continues to be available 24/7 for licensed trade people during this difficult time. Remember they are here to help, no pre-conceptions, […]

Yate pub watch returns to tackle anti-social behaviour

The Abbotswood Inn 19/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Gazette Landlords in Yate have signed up to Pub Watch, a national scheme aimed at tackling Anti-social behaviour. Yate pub watch has returned this week, with six pubs in the area signing up. The pubs involved within the initiative are Thorns Farm, The Abbotswood Inn, […]

New defibrillator for Darlington – thanks to fundraising Pubwatch scheme

20 October 2020: Story and photograph courtesy of Darlington Borough Council The fundraising efforts of local pubs in Darlington have helped to make the town safer for visitors as a new, centrally located, defibrillator is installed at the base of the iconic clock tower The installation of the life saving device comes after months of […]

Bridgnorth pubs clamp down on drug taking

16/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Express and Star Publicans in Bridgnorth are coming together to clamp down on drug taking in venues in and around the town. Dave Whelan, landlord of The Shakespeare Inn, Bridgnorth The local Pubwatch scheme is expanding and aims to make life easier for landlords and ladies, while ensuring […]

New National Pubwatch poster to support Test and Trace in pubs and hospitality

24/9/20: Operators in the pub and hospitality sector are aware that they are now required to support the governments efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. In brief the rules are currently: Premises must have the NHS QR code displayed Must have back up test & trace recoding system Table service only Staff to wear face […]

Whitehaven Pubwatch issues ban warning as Cumbria police investigate spitting incidents

22/9/20: Story & photograph courtesy of News and Star with The Cumberland News People are being warned they will be banned from Whitehaven pubs for spitting at staff after a surge in incidents following lockdown. Whitehaven Pubwatch has had five reports of customers spitting at staff since bars reopened, with three this month alone. Now the […]

Widnes Pubwatch members get training to respond to stabbings

Josh Callon demonstrates bleeding control techiques as part of the Knifesavers scheme 18/9/20: Story and photographs courtesy of Runcorn & Widnes World STAFF at dozens of pubs in Widnes have received training on how to respond in the event of a stabbing. More than 30 establishments who are member of the Widnes PubWatch scheme […]