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National Pubwatch Newsletter - October 2014

NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE 2015 – SAVE THIS DATE
 
The 12th National Pubwatch conference will be on Tuesday 10th February 2015 at The Cheltenham Park Hotel, (further details will be posted on the National Pubwatch website in due course). We are keen to ensure that subject matter at the conference is relevant to the trade and attending delegates, to that end if you have any subject which you would like to be discussed during the breakout sessions please e-mail mark.worthington@nationalpubwatch.org.uk with brief details, we can then coordinate responses and try and tailor the conference to suit those attending.
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE - DR. ALEXANDRA KENYON
 
Alexandra is one of our newest Regional Representatives, covering the Humberside, North West and South Yorkshire...(read more here)
 
DO YOU KNOW AN UNSUNG HERO?
 
For a number of years, one of the highlights of the NPW Conference has been the recognition we give to individuals through our Award of Merit and Malcolm Eidmans Awards. However we are keen to open up the process of nomination so that we can identify many more of these unsung heroes...(read more here)

DAVID ISAAC
 
It is with deep regret that we report the loss of David Isaac, a long time supporter of National Pubwatch. An experienced solicitor, David was the former Head of Legal Services for JD Wetherspoon...(read more here)

WHY ARE PUBS STILL REFUSING PASS CARDS?
 
National Pubwatch realises that there is very strong pressure on operators to refuse entry to young people, who they believe to be under 18; regardless of the form of ID they may have in their possession. National Pubwatch understands the need to have confidence in the forms of ID that you and your staff will accept. That is why NPW, together with the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Security Industry Authority and the Trading Standards Institute ALL support the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS)...(read more here)
 
FARNWORTH AND KEARSLEY PUB & CLUB WATCH RAISE MONEY FOR DEFIBRILLATORS
 
Readers will remember that in January of this year we reported that eight life saving defibrillators had been placed in premises within the Horwich and Blackrod Pubwatch area. We have received news from Eddie Brooks Chairman of Farnworth and Kearsley Pub and Club Watch that shortly after the defibrillators were installed one of their members, 83 year old Lez Openshaw was playing snooker in St Marys Horwich when he suffered a heart attack...(read more here)
 
HAND – BOTTLETOP ALCOHOL DIVERSION SCHEME ON
YOU TUBE
 
In February of this year NPW held its annual conference in Manchester. One of the conference breakout sessions featured a presentation by Police Inspector Nick Semper and licensee Dan Guerche regarding the Hereford Bottletop Alcohol Diversion Scheme.
 
The presentation generated a lot of interest and they are still getting enquiries about the initiative. As they have found it difficult to get around every Pubwatch scheme they have produced a video of the presentation which is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJWOSo6Qn3Q

EX-MAYOR BANNED FROM PUBS IS GIVEN DRINKS LICENCES ROLE
 
Landlords have criticised a council after a former mayor who quit after being banned from pubs for six months was given a seat on its licensing board...(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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