News Archive

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Punters banned from every pub in Bodmin for breaking social distancing rules

7/8/20 Story and photographs courtesy of Cornwall Live Landladies Emma and Shannon say there have been many challenges since they re-opened they have been overwhelmed by the support from locals Emma Dow and Shannon Joosse, landladies of the Garland Ox pub in Bodmin The landladies of a pub in Bodmin say they have had […]

Relaunch of Tadley Pubwatch

Some of the attendees 4/8/20: An indication that despite all the commercial challenges and uncertainties faced by licensees at this time, that they are still very conscious of the threat posed by the small number of troublemakers who could damage their efforts to rebuild trade. NPW Chairman Steve Baker, wearing his regional representative hat for […]

Cancellation of 2020 National Pubwatch Awards

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel this years Pubwatch Awards. It has become clear that due to the continuing pandemic that our venue for the awards dinner on 21 October could not be guaranteed. Currently all House of Lords events for September 2020 have been cancelled with no firm guarantee […]

Business and Planning Act 2020

22/7/20: From today, you can apply for a pavement licence to trade outside and off-sales are automatically added to all premises licences. The following update is provided by Licensing Defence Barristers The Business and Planning Bill received Royal Assent today and is now law. The provisions of the 2020 Act comes into effect immediately. […]

Luton security boss convicted for second time for operating illegally

20 July 2020: Story courtesy of Security Industry Authority Repeat offender, Robert Dass, a former Luton security boss has paid a significant confiscation order after being found guilty of operating illegally for the second time. On 15 July 2020 Robert Dass, was fined £1800 for two counts of contravention of the Private Security Industry […]

Local Lockdown and Premises Licences – What you need to know

21/7/20: Local authorities have been given new statutory powers to impose local restrictions affecting licensed premise and outdoor events.  How does this affect your premises licence? The below overview is provided by Licensing Defence Barristers The Regulations – Brief introduction Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020 (‘the Regulations’) that came into force […]

National Pubwatch – New Sponsor for Bravery & Meritorious Conduct Award

National Pubwatch are delighted to announce that the new sponsors of our ‘Bravery & Meritorious Conduct Award’ are ‘The Licensing Guys’. The award aims to recognise those individuals whose actions have either saved lives or minimised physical harm in the Night-Time economy. It is open to people who work in the pub and hospitality trade, […]