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National Pubwatch Newsletter - December 2016

COMPILATION OF ARTICLES FOR DECEMBER  2016  EDITION
 
FURTHER REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE – NPW CONFERENCE 2017
 
Our on-line booking for this event to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Drake Way, Reading on Tuesday 28th  February 2017 is now open at
 
PENZANCE AND NEWLYN WINS DIAGEO NATIONAL  PUBWATCH AWARD
 
Penzance and Newlyn 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 in attendance...(read more here)

CAN’T GET SERVED?
 
The British Beer & Pub Association has collaborated with National Pubwatch to produce an educational film that aims to raise awareness around the laws on serving drunk people and buying drinks for drunk friends...(read more here)
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH SUPPORTS ASK ANGELA CAMPAIGN
 
National Pubwatch has previously featured the Ask Angela campaign on its News page. It is a really clever idea that was instigated by Hayley Child the Substance Misuse Strategy Coordinator for Lincolnshire County Council...(read more here)
 
NPW FILMS @ NOTTINGHAM CITY PUBWATCH MEETING
 
Our East Midlands regional representative Michael Kheng was pleased to speak at a recent Nottingham City Pubwatch meeting. The meeting, which was held at the Broadway Cinema, was extremely well attended (c100) and supported by Nottinghamshire Police. Nottingham City Pubwatch is now in its 25th year...(read more here)
 
IF YOU’RE ON A DATE AND WORRIED FOR YOUR SAFETY THERE’S A NEW WAY YOU CAN GET DISCREET HELP. 
 
It’s always awful when you’re on a date that’s not going well.  It may not just be that they’re not quite right for you. They may be making you feel really uncomfortable.  You might even be worried that things could take a sinister turn – and you don’t know how to get out of it...(read more here)
 
FENLAND PUBS SEE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN ALCOHOL RELATED CRIME AND DISORDER THANKS TO PUBWATCH
 
Alcohol-related crime and disorder linked to the night-time economy in Fenland has dropped thanks to joint working by police and local venues.  Pubs and clubs on the March and Wisbech Pubwatch schemes have shared information to prevent trouble-makers from being admitted...(read more here)
 
PUBWATCH PLAN TO UNITE BLACKBURN TOWN CENTRE BARS
 
A Pubwatch scheme which will link by radio licensed premises, the police and CCTV operators is to be re-launched in early December.  Those behind the scheme say it will make Blackburn town centre at night a safer place and hope it will engender team spirit among the pub and bar trade...(read more here)
 
POLICE AND COUNCIL PRAISE OLDHAM PUBWATCH
 
Drunk and disorderly arrests across the borough are falling as Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Police work together to shed the borough’s “Wild West” image...(read more here)
 
PUBWATCH SCHEME LAUNCHED IN BRAINTREE TO TACKLE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
 
A scheme to combat anti-social behaviour during the evenings has been relaunched.  Essex Police has been working in partnership with pubs and other licensed premises in Braintree to make the night time economy a safer place...(read more here)
 
PUBWATCH ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH TO ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN BUCKFASTLEIGH
 
A zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour is being taken in Buckfastleigh this Christmas...(read more here)
 
READING BARS AND CLUBS TEAM UP WITH PUBWATCH TO PROMOTE SAFER DRINKING THIS CHRISTMAS
 
Bars and clubs in the town will be trialling some of the new policies created by the committee.  In early December, a newly established Pubwatch group is a running a campaign to promote responsible drinking called ‘We Serve Drinks, Not Drunks’...(read more here)

TROUBLEMAKERS FACE BEING BANNED FROM EVERY PUB IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE AND HELENSBURGH
 
Pubwatch scheme takes a hardline approach ahead of the festive season.  Troublemakers in pubs and clubs in Alexandria could be banned from all licensed premises from Helensburgh to Dumbarton...(read more here)
 
PLYMOUTH PUBS BAN ‘KILLER CLOWN’ COSTUMES THIS HALLOWEEN
 
Forty of Plymouth’s pubs and clubs were advised by Plymouth’s Pubwatch to ban killer clown costumes this past Halloween.  Richard Smith, chairman of Plymouth’s Pubwatch, the organisation which aims to keep our pubs safe, says that the aim of the ban was to provide a “safer weekend for everyone”...(read more here)
 
DONCASTER PUBWATCH COLLABORATES WITH SAFE HAVEN PROJECT
 
The Safe Haven bus will be in Doncaster on the last two Friday nights before Christmas.  A bus with nurses, a social worker and a mental health worker on board has been parked up in a town centre for Christmas revellers in need of help...(read more here)
 
JESMOND PUBWATCH URGE REVELLERS TO STAY SAFE
 
A man at the helm of Newcastle nightlife has issued guidelines to help revellers stay safe this Christmas.  Thousands are expected to celebrate the festive season in the bars and restaurants of Jesmond’s popular Osborne Road.  And Matt Stephenson, chairman of Jesmond Pubwatch, is urging drinkers to take a series of simple steps to make sure they have a night out to remember – for all the right reasons...(read more here)
 
LANCASTER PUBWATCH ‘HOME SAFE’ SCHEME LAUNCHED
 
Lancaster Pub Watch has launched a scheme called Home Safe this December to try to ensure everyone who heads into town this Christmas is also able to get themselves home safely...(read more here)
 
BROMSGROVE PUBWATCH WARNS REVELLERS TO BEHAVE OR FACE BEING BANNED FROM ALL TOWN CENTRE VENUES IN THE SCHEME
 
Members of Bromsgrove Pubwatch are warning revellers to behave themselves over the festive season and to have an enjoyable and safe night out in the town...(read more here)
 
FORMER SOLDIER FACING £2,000 BILL AFTER HE LOSES CROWN COURT APPEAL
 
Northern Ireland veteran Stephen Cook, 46, who suffers post-traumatic stress disorder, was given fines of £150 after magistrates convicted him of the two offences following a confrontation with police officers outside a Cockermouth pub in 2014...(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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