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.

Human Trafficking and the UK Hospitality Industry

Human Trafficking and the UK Hospitality Industry Practical advice to mitigate risk within the industry You are invited to attend this high-profile event hosted by the Home Office on 19 March 2013 at Central Hall, Westminster, London.  The conference will commence at 10am and finish at 3pm. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is a growing […]

Malcolm Eidmans QPM, MSc, FCMI

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of long time NPW Committee member Malcolm Eidmans. Malcolm joined NPW after a long and distinguished career in the Metropolitan Police, during which time he achieved the rank of Chief Superintendent. Malcolm brought his many years of operational and management skills to the voluntary role of […]

Licensees view Pubwatch banning orders as 92% effective

When it comes to Banning Orders, 92 per cent of licensees agree that they are an effective way to deal with trouble makers in licensed premises. Furthermore, over 80 per cent of licensees who responded agreed that Pubwatch schemes help to create a safer local drinking environment, with 62 per cent agreeing that their local Pubwatch […]

Free Evaluation Toolkit for Pubwatch Members

National Pubwatch has for a long time recommended that Pubwatch schemes should measure their success, not least because it can demonstrate that they play a significant role in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.  We believe that the on-going evaluation being undertaken by Leeds Metropolitan University will provide really good evidence of the effectiveness of the […]

National Pubwatch – on-line survey goes live

National Pubwatch is pleased to announce it has commissioned independent researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University to undertake a study to evaluate the effectiveness and strengths of local Pubwatch Schemes, assess the impact these have on crime reduction and community safety and examine how National Pubwatch can support and guide local Pubwatch Schemes in the future.  To ensure […]

National Pubwatch gets a Rep to cover Scotland

National Pubwatch is pleased to announce that Mr Matt Ronan of the Scottish Business Crime Centre will be joining the NPW Committee and that he will have specific responsibility for coordinating the schemes activities in Scotland. The move follows the successful implementation of the new NPW mapping tool which will allow local Pubwatch members to […]

The New Pubwatch Mapping Tool

  We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Mapping Tool. This free facility is available to all Pubwatch schemes. One of the original aims of National Pubwatch was to draw up a list of all Pubwatch schemes in the UK. We believe that this new tool will allow us to do that […]

The 2012 Little Book of Licensing Tips from John Gaunt & Partners

John Gaunt & Partners have recently updated their useful booklet on licensing tips.  Intended to be an aide memoire of the basic fundamentals of licensing and simple due diligence systems, it is available free of charge on request via