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National Pubwatch Newsletter - February 2016


 NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE
 
Last chance to book a place at our annual conference: The 13th annual NPW conference is being held in Sheffield on 23 February 2016.  We pride ourselves on providing a value for money experience for people working in the Pubwatch world. Pubwatch members pay just £20.  Price includes lunch and a useful NPW folder.
Book now for the networking event of the year at https://pubwatchonline.co.uk/nationalpubwatch/
 
NEW NATIONAL PUBWATCH FILM IN PRODUCTION
 
In late January actors and crew descended on the Fullers George IV pub in Chiswick High Road to start work on a new instructional film for NPW which is being produced for us by Mini Mammoth Films...(read more here)
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH INITIATIVE
 
WESTMINSTER STREET PASTORS - NEW YEAR'S EVE
 
National Pubwatch is currently sponsoring the training of volunteers with Westminster Street Pastors. This update has been compiled for us by Brian Arnott at Ascension Trust...(read more here)
 
WESTMINSTER STREET PASTORS REPORT FOR PUBWATCH. PATROL 15TH JANUARY 2016
 
So, 2 weeks after the New Years Eve Central London event, Westminster Street Pastors were back on patrol last weekend. Teams patrolled in Victoria and the Strand, and in Soho and all areas in between, while a third team patrolled the central London Thames bridges in support of the Metropolitan Police Service Suicide Prevention Strategy...(read more here)
 
PRISON SENTENCES AND BANS
 
MAN JAILED FOR MANSLAUGHTER AFTER KILLING PARTY-GOER OVER SPILLED DRINK
 
A man who punched and killed a fellow party-goer over an altercation about a spilled drink has been jailed for manslaughter...(read more here)
 
MASKED RAIDER JAILED AFTER PUB BREAK-IN
 
A man was jailed for three years after Grimsby Crown Court heard the career criminal, who had 46 convictions for burglary, was tackled by a plucky pub landlord who spotted masked intruders in the bar after the alarm sounded...(read more here)
 
BULFORD-BASED MERCIAN REGIMENT BARRED FROM SALISBURY NIGHTSPOTS THE CHAPEL, ZOO AND YOYO
 
An entire army regiment has been banned from Salisbury’s biggest nightclub and two popular bars over concerns about soldiers’ behaviour...(read more here)
 
SIX PEOPLE BARRED FROM ALL PUBS IN THORNBURY AND ALVESTON FOLLOWING VIOLENCE
 
Six people have been barred from all pubs in Thornbury and Alveston following violence over the two weekends before Christmas.  Both incidents occurred outside the White Lion in Thornbury, as drinkers became violent when being thrown out of the pub...(read more here)
 
PERSONS WANTED
 
THUGS LAUNCH SAVAGE CHRISTMAS DAY ATTACK ON DUDLEY DOOR STAFF
 
Detectives in Dudley are searching for a group of thugs who launched a terrifying attack on door staff after being refused entry to a nightclub in the early hours of Christmas Day...(read more here)
 
INITIATIVES
 
CONTRIBUTE TO SAFE SPACE RESEARCH
 
Pubwatch has been asked to contribute to a study measuring the effectiveness of ‘Safe Space’ and ‘Safe Bus’ type schemes in the night-time economy...(read more here)
 
PUBS JOIN FORCES TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD
 
In early February thousands of pub quizzers, pub regulars, friends and family will be sitting down in their local to answer the first in a series of questions of an identical pub quiz, in an attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest multi venue quiz...(read more here)  
 
ST HELENS PUBS AND BARS SIGN UP TO FESTIVE DESIGNATED DRIVER SCHEME
 
Police in the town centre have teamed up with pub landlords and bar owners to help cut down on drink driving as the festive season gets underway...(read more here)
 
STENCILLED PAVEMENT SIGNS TO STOP PROXY PURCHASERS IN THEIR TRACKS
 
Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) partners in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire have come up with a novel way of deterring adults from buying alcohol on behalf of under-18s - by painting warnings on pavements outside off licences...(read more here)
 
WELLINGBOROUGH PUBWATCH DOOR STAFF TO WEAR BODY CAMERAS
 
Members of Wellingborough Pubwatch are to issue 20 body-worn cameras to door staff working at pubs and clubs in the town in an effort to reduce crime...(read more here)
 
NEW DRUGS SAFE SCHEME LAUNCHED WITH PUB WATCH MEMBERS IN TORFAEN AND BLAENAU GWENT
 
Gwent Police are now working with licensed premises in Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent to ensure their premises are drug free and a safer place for customers...(read more here)
 
ONE PUNCH CAMPAIGN GETS BOOST FROM COUNTY DURHAM PUBS
 
A campaign to halt social violence has won the backing of two Pubwatch schemes in the run up to Christmas. One Punch North East, launched by Maxine Thompson-Curl earlier this year, is receiving cash donations from the landlord support groups in Bishop Auckland and Crook last December...(read more here)
 
BARS URGED TO JOIN NEWLAND AVENUE PUBWATCH AFTER MASS BRAWL
 
Pubs and bars in Hull's popular Newland Avenue are to be invited to join a new Pubwatch scheme in the wake of a street brawl...(read more here)
 
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
 
FABRIC NIGHTCLUB WINS APPEAL AGAINST USE OF SNIFFER DOGS AND ID SCANNERS
 
The iconic Farringdon nightspot has won an appeal after the security measures were ordered by Islington Council last December when the club narrowly avoided closure. The council wanted Fabric to be the first nightclub in London to use sniffer dogs after four drug-related deaths in three years...(read more here)
 
PUB LANDLORD SAYS POLICE WITHDRAWAL FROM PUBWATCH "BEGGARS BELIEF"
 
An Ipswich pub landlord has criticised Suffolk police for pulling out of a crime reduction scheme which has been praised by the Home Secretary, Theresa May.  Adrian Smith, landlord at the Dove Street Inn and Chairman of Ipswich Pubwatch, said it "beggared belief" that the police had withdrawn from the scheme citing Data Protection laws, because other forces elsewhere in the country were still running successful schemes...(read more here)
 
NATIONAL GUIDE
 
NEW QUICK GUIDE: GAMING MACHINES IN PUBS
 
A new gaming machine quick guide for publicans has been published by the Gambling Commission...(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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