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.

Nottingham Pubwatch Hosts Virtual Meeting

8/6/20: Nottingham City Pubwatch held a virtual meeting; possibly one of the first to host such a gathering in the country. The meeting was held via Zoom and was also streamed live to the groups private Facebook page. National Pubwatch East Midlands regional representative, Michael Kheng, joined the meeting and said that he was amazed […]

Coronavirus – Licensing Pre-opening Checklist

21/5/20: Checklist courtesy of Poppleston Allen • Check the current DPS is still working at the premises and how many personal licence holders you have working on site. • Has there been a change to the premises licence holder or their registered address? • Is the Premises Licence Summary and Section 57 Notice on display? […]

‘Sobriety tags’ come into force

Criminals who commit alcohol-fuelled crime may be banned from drinking and made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ after new legislation comes into force today (19 May 2020). 19/5/20: Story courtesy of Ministry of Justice • ankle tags to monitor offenders’ alcohol intake • drinking could see offenders returned to court for further sanctions • national rollout […]

Woebot® 3 mths FREE

The Licensed Trade Charity is happy to make the Woebot® App available to Licensed Trade people across the UK for three months, for free. Woebot® will work with users daily to reduce stress, combat isolation and help support with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. A mental wellbeing tool that has been adapted to give […]

17/4/20: National Pubwatch logo rebrand

National Pubwatch has been in existence since its launch in 1997. Our original ‘binoculars’ logo was created for the newly formed organisation by a pupil at the LVA school in Ascot. The work of NPW has developed significantly since those early days and we have decided that now is the right time, to re-assess our […]

Launch of Pubwatch Awards 2020 – Application process is now open

National Pubwatch is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2020 Pubwatch Awards is now open. The award which is now in its 9th year, is once again being sponsored by JD Wetherspoon. Finalists will attend a prestigious awards dinner in the House of Lords on 21st October 2020. The event is being […]

Covid-19 – Premises closure regulations

Information provided by Licensing Defence Barristers ( The Government has now published the necessary regulations to enforce the closure of licensed premises as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 makes it a criminal offence for a “person responsible for carrying on a business” (owner, proprietor, and […]

Coronavirus: Support from the Licensed Trade Charity during this uncertain time

17/3/20: The following advice has been provided by LTC We know that yesterday’s announcements by Government introducing increased social distancing and self-isolation measures and specifically advising against visiting pubs, bars and restaurants will hit our licensed trade sector hard. The Licensed Trade Charity stands strong in this sea of uncertainty offering support to licensed trade […]