News Archive

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02.09.2021 Windermere/Bowness Pub watch today had a guest speaker from the Home Office Immigration team. Wendy Ingham Pubwatch co-ordinator for the South Lakes invited Jonathan Allen from the Immigration Compliance and Enforcement team to attend the meeting to discuss members concerns regarding the employment of foreign nationals in the hospitality trade. The lack of staff […]

Man, 71, sentenced for sex attack on woman at Chester pub

6/9/21: Story courtesy of The Standard A 71-YEAR-OLD man who sexually assaulted a woman at the back of a Chester pub was told what he did was “disgusting”. Alexander Brown, of Dodds Court, Shotton, had previously pleaded guilty to the sex attack, which happened at the back of the Stanley Arms pub on Brook […]

‘You’re banned’: Harrogate pubs introduce new sanctions against troublemakers

(from left) Matthew Chapman, manager of Harrogate Business Improvement District, Dan Siddle, general manager of the Crown Hotel and Alan Huddart, vice-chair of Harrogate Pubwatch, at the launch of the Harrogate Pubwatch app in May. 1/9/21: Story courtesy of The Stray Ferret People caught drug dealing in Harrogate venues face 18 month bans in […]

Press release: National Pubwatch joins forces with Best Bar None to offer help to independent licensees and operators to make their venues safe

National Pubwatch is working in partnership with Best Bar None, the Home Office backed accreditation scheme for licensed premises, to support licensees and independent operators to reduce alcohol-related crime and meet their obligations under the Licensing Act.   National Pubwatch, the voluntary organisation, which supports over 800 Pubwatches across the UK, works to promote safe, […]

Pubwatch’s Football Euros Success With Zero Incidents In Town

12/8/21: Story and photograph courtesy of The Guildford Dragon Guildford’s Pubwatch scheme has declared the Euro 2020 football tournament a success for local pubs with only two football related incidents in the borough and none in the town centre. Jane Lyons of the Keep pub in Castle Street, who chairs the Pubwatch scheme said: […]

New North West directory launched to support sexual violence survivors

12/8/21: Today, a new digital directory of services has been launched across the North West to help survivors of sexual violence find support. features a postcode search function which allows users to find local support services. The website also contains Survivor Support Packs which are downloadable resources created in collaboration with survivors. These packs […]

Kendal Pubwatch – Supporting Vulnerable People

12/8/21: Wendy Ingham, Pubwatch co-ordinator, reports that at their recent monthly meeting Kendal Pub Watch held a training session for 25 members on how to recognise and help vulnerable people. This was supported by the use of the National Pub Watch video ‘Supporting Vulnerable People which she found on their YouTube page. She stated “Members […]

Woman banned from ‘golden mile’ bars after alleged racist abuse of doorman

4/8/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Express and Star A woman accused of racially abusing a pub doorman on Birmingham’s ‘golden mile’ has been banned from all the entertainment area’s licensed premises. A video of the abuse has been viewed millions of times online Pubwatch in the Westside area of the city has barred […]