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National Pubwatch Newsletter - December 2015

13TH NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE - ON-LINE BOOKING OPEN NOW
 
Please see further details of our next annual Conference to be held at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa, Sheffield on Tuesday 23rd February 2016...(read more here)
 
DURHAM WINS DIAGEO NATIONAL PUBWATCH AWARD
 
Durham was crowned as the winner of the Diageo National Pubwatch Award at a packed ceremony in the House of Commons last night, with MPs, Lords and notable names from the pub industry and other stakeholders in attendance...(read more here)
 
WEYMOUTH PUBWATCH CHAIRMAN RECEIVES NPW COMMENDATION
 
Keith Treggiden recently received a National Pubwatch Commendation at Weymouth and Portland Council Offices, for his outstanding contribution to Weymouth Pubwatch Scheme...(read more here)
 
NEW PUBWATCH TO KEEP SPALDING SAFER
 
Residents, who in the past have feared coming into Spalding at night, are being reassured they will be able to celebrate Christmas in safety – after the launch of a new Pubwatch scheme...(read more here)
 
NORTH-EAST PUB OWNERS RECOMMEND SAFETY SCHEME SHOULD BE ‘MANDATORY’
 
Bar owners in the north-east have urged the Scottish Government to make membership of a pub safety scheme a “mandatory requirement” for the sale of alcohol…(read more here)
 
WESTMINSTER STREET PASTORS TRAINING INITIATIVE – UPDATE
 
Westminster Street Pastors continue to patrol on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of each month and so they were out on patrol on 6th November with teams in Victoria and Charing Cross and then later in Soho, having taken in Westminster and Hungerford bridges as part of the Met Police Suicide Prevention Strategy...(read more here)
 
INCIDENTS OF BANNING
 
DEDICATED SHORTS WEARER COMPLAINS HE WAS BANNED FROM BARS ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT WHILE OTHER MEN GOT IN WEARING TUTUS
 
A man said he was turned away from Revolution in St Peters Square and Black Rabbit on Seel Street, Liverpool at about 10pm on Saturday for being inappropriately dressed - because he was wearing shorts...(read more here)
 
HEREFORD'S SCOTT TURNER, CANNOT ENTER ANY CITY CENTRE PREMISES SERVING ALCOHOL FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS
 
A local man with a history of alcohol-related offences has been banned from entering every pub in the centre of Hereford...(read more here)
 
MAN JAILED FOR 7 YEARS FOR STABBING DOORMAN
 
A man who attacked a doorman with a knife has been jailed after pleading guilty to a section 18 assault, a section 47 assault and possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square...(read more here)
 
PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES
 
NATIONAL COUNTER TERRORISM AWARENESS WEEK
 
Monday 20th November 2015 saw the launch of National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week 2015, a campaign from the police service and partners to inform the public about the terrorism threat; what is being done to tackle it; how communities can help us, and offering practical advice about how to stay safe and be vigilant to the threat from terrorism whether at home, in business or online…(read more here)
 
Editor’s Note:  Whilst this campaign was intended to cover one week only, its content will remain relevant for some period of time.
 
DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD, TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN CHECKING YOUR BANKNOTES
 
Retailers and businesses will be much busier than normal over the festive period and often employ temporary staff, so there is an increased risk of counterfeit banknotes being passed...(read more here)
 
HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS – HELP US STOP THE SALE OF ILLICIT TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL ON YOUR PREMISES
 
Tobacco and alcohol fraud costs the UK over £3.3billion every year in lost revenue. This is money which could be used to fund the vital public services we all rely on...(read more here)
 
NEW SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN THE LICENSED DRINKS TRADE
 
Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care has launched its new support programme, Education & Training Support, aimed at families in the licensed drinks trade...(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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