Welcome to Devizes & District Area Pubwatch

Through Devizes & District Licencing Association, the Devizes Area Pubwatch is a scheme set up and run by licensees to reduce crime and disorder in pubs, hotels, clubs and licensed premises. Supported by the police, it is a national initiative, which is proved to reduce violence and other types of criminal acts such as drug dealing and vandalism.

The scheme works by creating links between licensees, allowing information - such as the identity of troublemakers - to be passed quickly between each other and police. It also provides a forum where licensees can share problems and solutions.

National Pubwatch is a voluntary organisation set up to promote best practice through supporting the work of local Pubwatch Schemes. Its aim is to achieve a safer drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK.

Tackling alcohol related problems and making our town centres safer is a key priority for the Home Office. I am therefore delighted that there are voluntary bodies such as National Pubwatch active in the Night Time Economy which have a proven track record of working closely with the Police and other local agencies to share information and reduce crime and disorder.

Norman Baker MP Crime Prevention Minister
Pubwatch schemes working together with the Police can make a real difference to improving the safety of people working and socialising in our town and city centres.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee ACPO

Who can join Pubwatch?

Any premises that are licenced to supply alcohol on or off their premises can join Pubwatch.  That includes pubs, clubs, bars, hotels, restaurants or supermarket and convenience stores.