Newark and Sherwood pubwatch
Managers and staff from pubs and clubs in our local towns meet up regularly to talk about business, to discuss incidents that have happened and to identify any antisocial behaviour by customers.
Anyone committing serious incidents such as assaults, drug use and damage are discussed and considered to be barred from all pubs in the area.
Safety for staff and customers is always a top priority and local pub managers work with the police and our licensing officers who can provide advice and guidance when needed. In this way local pubwatch schemes are very much a partnership approach to keeping communities safe as well as providing a positive forum for doing good business.
Who runs the scheme?
Local pub managers run the meetings with support from the police and our licensing team. We help by giving guidance and access to resources such as posters and drugs wipes.
How can pub managers get involved?
Any licensee can get involved with pubwatch. We are in regular contact with all / most local licensees and encourage everyone to attend. For more information call 01636 650000 to speak with a licensing officer.
When and where do meetings take place?
Meeting places vary between pubwatches. The Ollerton meeting is always at the same place, but the Newark and Southwell groups tend to move around and are hosted by different pubs.
How do pub managers keep in touch?
Licensees and pub staff use social media such as Facebook and Whats App to keep in touch during business hours. A new communications tool has recently been launched called Scheme Link which is a mobile-based App specifically developed for pubwatch schemes to share information more easily.
Is there a cost to join?
There is no cost to join pubwatch.