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National Pubwatch Newsletter - April 2014

NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE REPORT 2014
 
Our 11th annual National Pubwatch Conference headlined ‘Protect and promote your Pubwatch through partnership working’  was held in Manchester on the 18th February, an event which brought together a total of 237 delegates and a diverse range of stakeholders to explore ideas on how to successfully promote safer drinking environments.  The conference examined how to successfully operate and safeguard a Pubwatch scheme, and explored how partnership working can promote business as part of a safe and vibrant town centre...(read more here)

TWO AWARDS GIVEN AT NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE 2014
 
The National Pubwatch Outstanding Contribution Award, which is now in its fifth year, is given to those people who National Pubwatch feel have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local scheme. The trophy was presented this year to one person by Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, Greater Manchester Police
Alan Dove – Bournemouth Town Watch...(read more here)

 
The Malcolm Eidmans Award, which is now in its second year, is in memory of our former Secretary who sadly died in 2012, and is given to a member of police staff who has demonstrated considerable commitment to supporting local Pubwatch schemes.  The trophy was presented this year to one person by Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, Greater Manchester Police.
Richard Higgin – Cumbria Police...(read more here)

NATIONAL PUBWATCH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE –
PAUL WOTTON
 
Within this edition we introduce another of our volunteer Regional Representatives whom liase with local Pubwatches – Paul Wotton – who is one of the two representatives for London...(read more here)
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
 
If you are on Twitter or Facebook or both why not follow us on Twitter at @NatPubwatch and like our page on Facebook www.facebook.com/NationalPubwatch
 
We will try and share Pubwatch stories from around the country as well as other interesting stories and industry snippets. We are also happy to share your stories if you sent them to us via Twitter or Facebook...(read more here)
 
LAUNCH OF THE DIAGEO 2014 NATIONAL PUBWATCH AWARD
 
At our recent National Conference we launched the third National Pubwatch Award, again sponsored by Diageo, which is open to applications between 8th April and 18th July.  The Award will be held at a Parliamentary reception in October...(read more here)

APPEAL TO JOIN WESTON PUBWATCH
 
Chris Partridge, chairman of Weston’s Pubwatch scheme and manager of The Cabot Court Hotel in Knightstone Road, is calling on those running licensed premises to get involved in the scheme...(read more here)

 
'PUB WATCH WILL MAKE COLCHESTER TOWN SAFER', SAYS COUNCIL BOSS
 
COLCHESTER’S community safety boss says the launch of a renewed pub watch group will make the town safer.  Tim Young, Colchester councillor responsible for community safety, said since the group became inactive two years ago, town centre incidents had risen...(read more here)

 
NEW LEYLAND PUBWATCH SCHEME TO BAN TROUBLE-MAKERS
 
Rowdy pub-goers could be slapped with ‘red cards’ and banned from town bars as a new Leyland Pubwatch scheme is launched. Landlords are coming together to set up a strict system to keep trouble-makers out of Leyland’s pubs and make responsible revellers feel safer in the town...(read more here)
 
12 UNDERAGERS CAUGHT USING FAKE ID AT INVERNESS PUBS AND CLUBS
 
INVERNESS Pub Watch has voiced disappointment after 12 youngsters were caught using or attempting to use fake ID to gain entry to pubs or clubs over the festive period despite its high profile campaign...(read more here)
 
PUB LICENSEES UNITE TO TACKLE ALCOHOL-RELATED CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
 
A successful scheme which helps pubs clampdown on crime and anti-social behaviour has been extended.  Pubwatch has been used by licensees in Bishop Auckland town centre as a way of sharing information and tackling any alcohol related incidents within the community...(read more here)
 
NEW APP TO HELP YOU CHECK YOUR BANKNOTES
 
Pubwatch members worried about counterfeit currency will be pleased to know that the Bank of England has launched a new Banknotes app – it is free to download and makes it quick and easy for people that frequently use banknotes, to gain the confidence that the notes they are accepting are genuine...(read more here)
 
RELAXATION OF LICENSING HOURS TO SERVE ALCOHOL DURING THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2014
 
The Home Office recently launched a two week consultation on the proposal to relax licensing hours for the England matches in this year’s World Cup. The consultation ran until 26 March, the results of which await...(read more here)
  
ICO REGISTER OF DATA CONTROLLERS
 
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt...(read more here)

NEW STYLE PHOTOCARD DRIVING LICENCE
 
We have been informed that some Pubwatch members and their staff have been confused by customers producing the new style photocard driving licence as proof of age ID...(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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