News Archive

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Cumbrian Pubwatch scheme makes offenders ‘think twice’

17/3/20: Story courtesy of The Westmorland Gazette www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk Crime reduction: The scheme has been hailed a success. A SCHEME to reduce anti-social behaviour in a Cumbrian town has been hailed a success. Appleby Pubwatch has been lauded at a recent meeting of its members after a decrease in anti-social behaviour. The scheme, which involves about […]

New 24-hour defibrillator now available in Southport town centre

10/3/20: Story and photograph courtesy of On The Spot News www.otsnews.co.uk People can now enjoy nights out in Southport safe in the knowledge that vital new life-saving equipment is available in the town centre. Southport Business Improvement District (BID) has paid £2,000 for a new defibrillator which will be situated in the foyer of The […]

Let’s revive Southend’s Pubwatch scheme to keep people safe

22/2/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Basildon Canvey Southend ECHO www.echo-news.co.uk Suzanne Gloyne from Southend BID wants to revive Pubwatch Suzanne Gloyne Regular listeners to The Archers on Radio 4 will be well aware that you mess with the local pub at your peril. In the long-running soap, The Bull has had its name changed […]

Harrogate pubwatch increases its membership

21/2/20: Story courtesy of Harrogate Informer www.harrogate-news.co.uk Harrogate Pubwatch Scheme was launched in 2015 to help ensure that Harrogate’s residents and visitors could safely enjoy eating, drinking and socialising in the town’s bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The Scheme’s members are local licensees who share information on problem-causing individuals and a wide range of issues […]

Man found guilty of murdering licensee Christian Thornton

Lee Abbott, age 35, from Rose Street, Widnes, has been found guilty of murdering licensee Christian Thornton near his pub the Hammer & Pincers, Widnes. He was jailed for life with a minimum of 28 years after the case was heard at Liverpool Crown Court. Abbott, who had been banned by Widnes Pubwatch, from all […]

New CitizenAID link on NPW website

National Pubwatch is pleased to support the work of CitizenAID; a UK charity who’s aim is to empower the public to save lives. Pub and bar staff can often find themselves on the front line when dealing with life threatening injuries. National Pubwatch has responded to this issue by producing two specific films related to […]

‘Enough is Enough’ – University Media Students make film for National Pubwatch

11/2/20: Nathan Long, a media student at Solent University Southampton, presented a short community safety film titled ‘Enough is Enough’ to delegates at the National Pubwatch conference. Prior to the presentation, Nathan was interviewed about the project. He explained that as part of his media studies module he was required to  produce a film for […]

Knife crime campaign launched in Morecambe pubs

12/2/20: Story and photographs courtesy of The Visitor www.thevisitor.co.uk A campaign to stop knife crime in Morecambe has been launched to highlight the grief, devastation and loss a single knife attack can cause. Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID), in conjunction with Morecambe Police and Morecambe Pubwatch have launched the anti-knife awareness campaign in local pubs […]

Shropshire-wide Pubwatch scheme launched

14/2/20: Story courtesy of Shropshire Star www.shropshirestar.com Having a night out in Shropshire will soon be safer than ever following the introduction of a countywide Pubwatch initiative. The move means offenders can be banned from every pub in the scheme, with organisers calling for more towns to get involved. Shrewsbury, Telford, Newport and Oswestry have […]

Wetherspoon boss calls for pubwatches “everywhere”

11/2/20: JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has said that if he were Prime Minister he would call for everywhere to have a Pubwatch. Speaking to 200 delegates at the National Pubwatch Conference in Cardiff this week he backed Pubwatches as crucial to support licensees and tackle disorder. “If I was a Prime Minister I would […]