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National Pubwatch Newsletter - April 2016

CHIEF CONSTABLE DAVID CROMPTON SAYS THAT NATIONAL PUBWATCH HAS ‘SAVED LIVES IN THE NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY’
 
At the National Pubwatch Conference held in February 2016, following the welcome from National Pubwatch Chairman, Steve Baker, and the trade view from BII’s Nigel Williams (a veteran Sheffield licensee and more recently brewery owner) the attendees heard from David Crompton, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police. He highlighted the issues both police and the trade face in the night-time economy and the problems that can be caused by alcohol – but was unequivocal in his support for Pubwatches as a key tool in assisting enforcement agencies and the trade generally in creating safe environments for people to socialise...(read more here)
 
MALCOLM EIDMANS AWARD 2016
 
At this National Pubwatch Conference, Nick Semper, who has been a Police officer for 29 years and is currently a Police Inspector for Hereford City Centre, received this annual Award. One of his responsibilities is to deal with the licensing issues relating to a diverse range of pubs, clubs and off-licences. He has been praised for his efforts to promote and support the work of the local Pubwatch scheme...(read more here)
 
PUBWATCH AWARD OF MERIT 2016
 
Also at this National Pubwatch Conference, Alan Graham, who is the current Chair of Droylsden Pubwatch and has been a licensee for many years, received this annual Award.  Droylsden’s Pubwatch was established in 2012 following a gangland shooting in a local pub, which ultimately led to the murder of two young female police officers in the area.  Despite threats and violence, the pubs and pub owners have remained dedicated to the cause...(read more here)
 
HOME OFFICE PREVIEW NEW NATIONAL PUBWATCH FILM ‘THE MEETING’
 
In preparation for the launch of the Government’s new Modern Crime Strategy (expected to be released later this month) National Pubwatch was pleased to preview their new film with civil servants in the Home Office Alcohol, Drugs, ASB and Safeguarding teams...(read more here)
 
THE SEARCH FOR THE 2016 DIAGEO NATIONAL PUBWATCH WINNER BEGINS
 
Now in their fifth year, the National Pubwatch awards are designed to recognise the work being undertaken by local Pubwatch schemes across the UK to improve safety and the pub experience for everyone. The winners are selected by a panel of National Pubwatch members and industry experts. Applications will be accepted from 4th April 2016 and close on 15th July 2016...(read more here) 

PUBWATCH INITIATIVES

LONG SERVING FARNWORTH & KEARSLEY PUBWATCH TREASURER RETIRES
 
Farnworth & Kearsley Pubwatch announces the early retirement of Wendy Rogers. Wendy joined the scheme as treasurer in early 2001, maintaining this position for a devoted 15 years...(read more here)

WATFORD PUBWATCH HELPS PUBS AND CLUBS RAISE THE BAR
 
A town centre pub dominated at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Watford’s nightlife this week.  The Horns in Hempstead Road took home six honours including the best community venue gong at the ninth Best Bar None awards held at The Langley Banqueting Suite on Tuesday...(read more here)

NEW RADIOS SIGNAL LINK UP FOR POLICE AND PUBS IN CHESTERFIELD
 
New radios have been given to licensees who are part of Chesterfield Town Centre’s Pubwatch scheme...(read more here)

LICENSEES HELP IN CRIME CRACKDOWN IN TAVISTOCK
 
A new ‘ring around’ Pubwatch scheme has been launched in Tavistock in an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour...(read more here)
 
PLYMOUTH PUBWATCH RELAUNCHED TO PREVENT SURGE IN BOOZE-FUELLED VIOLENCE
 
Plymouth's Pubwatch network is being re-launched after a loss of interest from landlords – because the city's nightlife has become so safe...(read more here)

CLAMPDOWN AS PUBWATCH RETURNS
 
After a few years absence Dunoon’s Pubwatch scheme is back and local bar owners are warning customers that abusive behaviour and the use of fake IDs, within their premises, will not be tolerated...(read more here)

BRIDPORT INSPECTOR CLAIMS WORKING WITH PUBWATCH SCHEME HAS LED TO SIGNIFICANT DROP IN VIOLENCE
 
“The neighbourhood policing teams over the last few years have been working very closely with the Pubwatch Scheme and ensuring people who drink and cause disturbances are managed effectively and kept out of the pubs in Bridport.  The result is that violent incidents at weekends have dropped significantly”, says Inspector Mike Darby...(read more here)

PUBWATCH MEMBERS IN DEAL AND DOVER AGREE ON YEAR BAN FOR UNDERAGE YOUNGSTERS WHO USE FAKE ID TO GET INTO BARS
 
Underage youngsters caught trying to enter pubs and clubs in Dover and Deal with fake ID will be banned for 12 months after their 18th birthday.  That is the strong message from Deal Pubwatch which has reported a “sharp rise” in teenagers trying to illegally enter bars before they are of age...(read moré here)

PUBWATCH INCIDENTS
 
A PUBWATCH BAN SHOULD APPLY TO EVERYONE – EVEN IF THEY PLAY IN A POOL OR DARTS LEAGUE
 
NPW has recently been contacted by a pub customer who was unfortunate to have suffered an assault for which his assailant received a Pubwatch ban. Imagine his surprise when he saw this person drinking in the same pub where the attack had taken place...(read more here)
 
PUB BURGLAR USED CRISP PACKET TO COVER CCTV CAMERA
 
A man who broke into a Llanelli pub just two days after getting out of prison tried to hide his identity by wearing a cap — and putting a crisp packet over a CCTV camera...(read more here)
 
THURSO PUBWATCH REVEALS NUMBER OF LIFE BANS ISSUED
 
Seventeen people have received life bans from all licensed premises in the west of Caithness since 2013...(read more here)
 
‘IDIOT’ YOBS SLAMMED AFTER CAUSING DAMAGE IN LLANDUDNO ON EASTER SUNDAY

Traders have slammed the behaviour of a gang of yobs who acted like ‘idiots’ and caused damage on an Easter Sunday night out...(read more here)


PUB CRAWLS BANNED BY LANDLORDS ON LLYN PENINSULA
 
Some landlords in a Gwynedd beauty spot have banned pub crawls following “appalling” behaviour...(read more here)

INITIATIVES FROM PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

LICENSED TRADE CHARITY HELPS VICTIMS OF FLOODING
 
This winter, Licensed Trade Charity has supported many people in the licensed drinks trade that have been victims of the recent flooding, either at home or at work...(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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