News Archive

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Police crackdown on violence and disorder creates ‘safest north party spots’

5//7/19: Story and photograph courtesy The Press and Journal Inverness and Highland towns have been branded the “safest party spots” in the north after a crackdown on anti-social behaviour – which has seen police committing 50% more hours patrolling pubs, clubs and restaurants in the region than counterparts in Scotland, the area’s police commander […]

West Bridgford bars educated on tackling anti-social behaviour and drugs

28/6/19: Story and photograph courtesy of West Bridgford Wire Cllr Rob Inglis (centre) visited the Botanist with Rushcliffe Borough Council Community Safety and Licensing Officers and Notts Police A night time economy initiative in West Bridgford is helping to further educate bar owners and door staff on drugs and anti-social behaviour in their venues. […]

Troublemaker jailed and banned from all town centre pubs upon his release

28 June 2019: Story and photograph courtesy of Newark Advertiser A man who persistently caused trouble in and around pubs in Newark has been barred from every licensed premise in the town centre for five years. A Criminal Behaviour Order has been secured on 29-year-old Shamus Doyle who has a record of drunkenness and […]

Re-launch of Wokingham Pubwatch

25/6/19 The Licensees of Wokingham came together today to re-launch Pubwatch after a lapse of over two years. Eleven licensed premises have joined forces to help the police reduce crime and disorder in the Wokingham town centre area. Members of the new Pubwatch welcomed the police licensing officer Andy Dean from Thames Valley Police, who […]

Guide to policy and training for dealing with vulnerable customers

It’s well known that regular contact with vulnerable people comes hand in hand with managing a licensed venue. Many factors contribute to a customer becoming vulnerable, from lowered inhibition and impaired judgment, to spiked drinks and being left alone. Jo Cox-Brown, Director of Night Time Economy Solutions, offers insight on how to plan the management […]

Keep drinking safe. A good practice guide for dealing with vulnerable people

14/6/19: Those working in the night time economy contribute to a fun, lively environment, and no two nights in their town or city are ever the same. Along with this, however, those on the frontline also regularly have to deal with situations involving vulnerable people. From alcohol-related illness to safety concerns, staff in licensed premises […]

Production of two new National Pubwatch films

12/6/19: Cast and crew gathered at Claytons Bar in Marlow to start filming for two new ‘emergency first-aid’ films. The films will concentrate on how simple and timely action might reduce injury and prevent the loss of life. The NPW films are being produced in collaboration with South Central Ambulance Service and two of their […]

NPW Star Awards – Rob Kennedy & Bill Donne

10/6/19: Reading Pubwatch meeting Left to right Rob Kennedy, Bill Donne and Steve Baker   NPW Chairman Steve Baker attended Q-Club Reading, to award 2019 Star Awards, to Rob Kennedy and Bill Donne. The two deserving recipients are a formidable team and the driving force of the towns local Pubwatch. Rob Kennedy is the Operations […]

National Pubwatch – Good Practice Pub New ‘Gambling’ Content

The NPW Good Practice Pub now contains a new section on Gambling. Content has been supplied by the Gambling Commission and incorporates information relating to The Law, Gaming Machines, Exempt Gaming, Betting and Penalties. We are also delighted that the we have been able to upgrade the site and hope that people accessing the GPP […]

Bars, hotels and clubs join Ellon & District Pubwatch

30/5/19: Story and photograph courtesy of Ellon Times Members of Ellon and District Pubwatch show off the new National Pubwatch window stickers outside the Bridge Bar Ellon and District Pubwatch has recently completed a major restructuring process in a bid to keep the community safe. The group is made up of licence holders who […]