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National Pubwatch Newsletter - October 2015

NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE 2016 – UPDATE
 
We are currently planning for next year’s annual Conference which will be taking place at the Mecure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa, Sheffield on Tuesday 23rd February 2016...(read more here)

SCOTTISH PUBWATCH SUMMIT 2015
 
In September the Scottish Business Resilience Centre proudly hosted the first Scottish Pubwatch Summit at the prestigious National Galleries in Edinburgh...(read more here)

BALLOCH DISORDER CURBED DUE TO AN INNOVATIVE SCHEME TO PREVENT SHOPS SELLING BOOZE TO TEENS
 
An innovative bottle marking scheme to prevent shops selling alcohol to teenagers is helping curb disorder in Balloch. Shops in West Dunbartonshire started tagging bottles of alcohol with an invisible code, enabling them to be traced back to where they were bought, as part of a police plan to cut underage drinking and target violence...(read more here)
 
BARS TACKLE DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR WITH NEW INITIATIVE
 
With a new influx of students to the city, and many big nights out being planned for the autumn, a new initiative is being launched in Portsmouth to tackle drunk and rowdy behaviour...(read more here)
 
COPELAND MAYOR WELCOMES PUBWATCH RELAUNCH
 
Whitehaven is bringing back a Pubwatch scheme designed to cut alcohol related trouble in the town.
The scheme is set to be introduced after receiving the full backing of Whitehaven Council...(read more here)
 
PUBS IN BIRMINGHAM’S IRISH QUARTER HAVE REJECTED A SCHEME REQUIRING DRINKERS TO TAKE A BREATHALYSER TEST BEFORE ENTERING THEIR FAVOURITE WATERING HOLE.
 
A selection of family run pubs based in the Digbeth area claim the new scheme – a joint effort by West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council to tackle alcohol related violence in the city – would not make sense for their venues or their regulars...(read more here)
 
SHREWSBURY DOOR STAFF GO DIGITAL WITH VIDEO CAMERAS TO DETER LOUTS
 
Door staff at bars and clubs in Shrewsbury are to wear small digital cameras to deter rowdy behaviour. Police chiefs believe that the cameras, which capture high quality digital footage, will act as a deterrent to customers who behave aggressively to security staff and other clubbers. Similar cameras are also widely used by police officers across the UK, and some door staff in Shrewsbury are already wearing them...(read more here)
 
Banning Incidents
 
15 TROUBLE DRINKERS INDEFINITELY BANNED FROM 20 PLYMOUTH PUBS
 
Fifteen people accused of persistently causing trouble on the Barbican have been indefinitely banned from 20 Plymouth pubs. Police and publicans say there has been a drop in booze-related crime on the Barbican...(read more here)
 
SERIAL DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT AT SIX TIMES THE LIMIT IS CAGED AFTER WEARING HIS ‘TO THE PUB’ T-SHIRT IN THE DOCK
 
Ronald McFarlane, 57, was found behind the wheel last month after an all-day drinking session at Brechin Music Festival. A drink driver more than six times over the limit was jailed yesterday after he sat in the dock wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “To the pub”...(read more here)
 
CARLISLE WOMAN CELEBRATING END OF PUB BAN PUNCHED STRANGER IN FACE
 
A woman who went out to celebrate the end of a year-long ban from Carlisle’s pubs and clubs finished the evening by punching a stranger in the face...(read more here)
 
SEVEN BANNED FROM CAERPHILLY COUNTY PUBS IN LESS THAN A MONTH
 
Seven people have been banned from pubs in Caerphilly, Bargoed and Blackwood since August 1st due to the Pub Watch Online scheme...(read more here)
 
SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE FOR SELLER OF FAKE VODKA
 
A man from Yatton has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years and 100
Hours unpaid work recently.  In December 2014, in the lead up to Christmas, this man sold 47 bottles of the 'vodka' to a local licensee. The licensee, a member of the local Pubwatch scheme was suspicious about the legitimacy of the vodka and contacted the authorities...(read more here)
 
Partner Organisations
 
BII WARMLY INVITES PUBWATCH MEMBERS TO JOIN INN!
 
This year’s 10 BII Regional Events are an invaluable opportunity to learn new skills and develop your understanding of key industry issues that affect you, as well as a great chance to network with your fellow licensees.  These Regional Events are open to both members, and non BII-members too...(read more here)
 
NEW SIA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PUBWATCH
 
A new report, commissioned by the Security Industry Authority, shows the success of Pubwatch schemes at reducing antisocial behaviour and crime across licensed premises and enthusiastic support for Pubwatch from local publicans...(read more here)
 
DIAGEO LEARNING FOR LIFE

Need an extra pair of hands? Want to make a positive difference to people in your local community? Get involved with Diageo Learning for Life and host a student on a work placement in your business...(read more here)

JOIN THE NIGHTWATCH – EMPOWERING THE NIGHT TIME ECONOMY TO TACKLE CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
 
Barnardo’s are offering FREE training and guidance to the Night Time Economy on how best to protect children & young people from sexual exploitation after dark. This is a 2 month project funded by the Department for Education...(read more here)
 
HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE IN YOUR PUB?
 
Pubs are at the heart of our communities and have always served as social hubs and great places to meet. But, according to figures released by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, there is a national trend of increasing violent crime in pubs...(read more here)

WESTMINSTER STREET PASTORS - TRAINING INITIATIVE
 
Do you have a local team of Street Pastors in your town? If you do then you are probably aware of the invaluable service that they provide to vulnerable people who are out and about in the late night economy...(read more here)

TOOLS AND RESOURCES
 
New Pubwatch Posters – view the range and download from here
Regional Map – check out your local representative here
Scheme Locator – make sure your Pubwatch is on the map – free registration here
New ‘Information Wanted’ Service – check the latest details here

 




 
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