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.

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 […]

Pubwatch Online

An effective and low cost way of managing your scheme and sharing information and images between Pubwatch members and the police can be achieved by using a system tailored to the needs of the pub trade such as that provided by Pubwatch Online.   We would like to remind local Pubwatch schemes that if you store […]

Pubwatches Beware of Minimum Pricing Agreements

From time to time stories are published of watches agreeing to minimum pricing agreements to prevent drunkeness or possible disorder however these sorts of agreements are against the law and must be avoided as they carry extreme financial penalties.  We have  produced this information before but do so again because of the scale of the […]


The recent government decision that the SIA will no longer be a Non-Departmental Public Body has lead to speculation about the future of door supervisor training and regulation. It seems that some people have not looked beyond the headline grabbing announcements in the press and are unaware that Ministers have said that there will not […]

Stop Press -Assaults on pub staff to be an aggravating factor

Assaults on people working in the pub and hospitality sector On 13 January 2011 the Parliamentary Justice Committee published its response to the Sentencing Councils public consultation on assault guidelines. Sir Alan Beith MP Chair of the Justice Committee wrote to Lord Justice Leveson Chairman of the Sentencing Council and the letter contained the following […]

Haverhill Pubwatch wins Judicial Review

The application for judicial review was brought by Haverhill builder, Francis Boyle, following a decision taken by the participants of the Haverhill pubwatch scheme to extend by two years a ban imposed on him from all licensed premises taking part in the scheme. His Honour Judge Mackie QC noted that the responsible operators of licensed […]

‘Court not Caution’

  The National Pubwatch ‘Court Not Caution’ campaign is a response to the continuing trend for assaults on staff working in Pubs, bars, shops and other licensed premises to be dealt with by way of Police Caution or Fixed Penalty Ticket.   We do not know if this trend is driven by local practices or […]