News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Safer Travel at Night – Transport for London

Safer Travel at Night – an introduction What is it? Transport for London run a Safer Travel at Night programme to raise awareness of the dangers of using un-booked minicabs in London. Why is this issue important? Every week, at least one woman reports a sexual assault in an un-booked minicab in London. If a […]

National Pubwatch Regional Representative – Matt Ronan

In previous months we have brought you news about the work of several of our volunteer regional Representatives who provide an important link between NPW and local schemes. This month we would like to tell you about Matt Ronan who is our Regional Representative for Scotland.   Matt joined the Scottish Business Resilience Centre in […]

Where’s your phone?

City of London Police issue a timely reminder that thieves do not take a break during the Christmas festivities. The attached leaflet raises awareness of the risk of having your mobile stolen as they are dealing with many reports of phone theft. Many of the thefts are taking place during the day in shops and […]

Sobering Up

 The successful partnership role played by Pubwatch in tackling problems associated with binge drinking is highlighted in a report issued by Demos, which describes itself as Britain’s leading cross-party think tank. The report which has the strap-line ‘Sobering Up’ states that local partnerships are fundamental in tackling Britain’s drinking culture.   It  focuses on the […]

National Pubwatch Conference

The Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA 18 February 2014 ‘Protect and promote your pubwatch through partnership working’ Pubwatch has a proven track record bringing together the pub and hospitality sector, enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to work effectively at reducing the problems associated with alcohol and violence. This year’s conference concentrates on two […]

25 year old man given Drinking Banning Order

A 25-year-old man has today been given the Fylde coast’s first ever Drinking Banning Order, along with a custodial sentence, following two assaults at a Lytham-St Anne’s nightclub in September.  Rikki-Lea Mynott, 25, of no fixed address, was today given a twelve-month Drinking Banning Order (DBO) at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court barring him from all pubs, […]


On 3 October 2013 the HAND/BOTTLETOP Alcohol Diversion Scheme scooped a High Sheriff of Herefordshire’s Award at the Police Commendation ceremony in Hereford Town Hall for their work in ‘rehabilitating’ those persons excluded from licensed premises across the City for alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.  This is the story behind it:   Herefordshire Against Night-time Disorder (HAND) […]

New Information Wanted Service

NPW is pleased to announce that we are piloting a new initiative to aid police investigations into serious crimes affecting the pub and hospitality trade. The new ‘Information Wanted’ section can be accessed through the NPW website and the very latest images will be shown on the Home Page. Our friends at Pubwatch On-line have […]

Home Office praises National Pubwatch

On Wednesday (17/7/13) Minister of State for Crime Prevention Jeremy Browne, speaking in the House of Commons, acknowledged the achievements of pubs and clubs, which have proved hugely effective in curbing irresponsible drinking. He singled out National Pubwatch and other best practice schemes for praise as “good examples of what can be achieved when industry […]