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National Pubwatch Newsletter - August 2014

THE NATIONAL PUBWATCH GOOD PRACTICE PUB IS NOW OPEN !
National Pubwatch has teamed up with the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) to develop a new online toolkit which will provide Pubwatch members with readily accessible good practice advice and guidance on a range of issues which affect the pub trade...(read more here)
 
OUR ‘INFORMATION WANTED’ WEB PAGE
 
Many of you will be aware of the ‘Information Wanted’ section on our internet site.  The entries, using CCTV images, are appeals by the police to identify suspects of recent crime that have taken place within licensed premises.  These entries are constantly updated.
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE –
BILL SPROATES
 
Our regular update of NPW Regional Representatives features Bill Sproates. Bill is one of our latest volunteers and is based in North East...(read more here)
    
ASSAULTS ON LICENSED STAFF
 
LANDLADY OF THE PRIORY PUB IN LEEK DISGUSTED AT 'LENIENT' PUNISHMENT FOR ATTACKERS WHO BROKE HER NOSE IN BRAWL
 
Pub landlords have slammed a decision by police to let off two people who assaulted them with just a caution.  Publican Teena Birch suffered a broken nose and needed hospital treatment during a brawl at The Priory in Leek.  She was attacked after her husband Barry refused to serve revellers in the early hours of Sunday when the bar was closed...(read more here)
 
ASSAULT ON WORKERS SELLING ALCOHOL
 
National PubWatch has been made aware that Lord Foulkes of Cumnock has tabled an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The amendment would be to introduce a new clause of ‘Assault on workers selling alcohol’...(read more here)
 
OTHER NEWS
 
HOME OFFICE MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW PASS PROOF OF AGE CARD
 
Norman Baker MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, launched the new PASS 18 plus card design today at Tiger Tiger in London’s West End.  He was joined by Chief Constable Adrian Lee, Licensing Lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and Bill Butler, Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)…(read more here)

DID YOU KNOW WE CAN SUPPORT LICENSEES’ CHILDREN?
 
The Licensed Trade Charity has been supporting families who work in the pub trade for over 200 years and one way we do this is helping out with education and boarding for children, whose parents run pubs. Hear Adam and Natasha’s story on our website 
 
If you have a child who is struggling with their education because of poor schooling locally, or there are difficulties at home please call Kath Gill for a confidential chat on 01344 898 550.
 
THE MAYOR OF GOSPORT WAS BANNED FROM THE TOWN’S PUBS OVER AN ALLEGED INCIDENT JUST HOURS AFTER TAKING OFFICE.
 
Tory councillor Wayne Ronayne and the group he was with were ejected from Wetherspoons pub, The Star, in High Street, Gosport following the mayor-making ceremony...(read more here)
 
SERVING DRINKS NOT DRUNKS: ALCOHOL SCREENING INTRODUCED AT PUBS AND CLUBS ACROSS NORTHAMPTON
 
Police in Northampton are working with Pubwatch to tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder in Northampton. The latest joint initiative is a scheme to test people who appear to be drunk for levels of alcohol in their system, as a condition of entry to venues across the town...(read more here)
 
LICENSEE SETS UP ONE-MAN PUBWATCH RIVAL
 
A licensee, who set up his own one-man Pubwatch scheme after a row with his district branch, has called on authorities to recognise alternatives to the national body...(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
Ask Dadds LLP – raise your questions here

 




 
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