The Pubwatch SE1 is a local, independent group to tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. In this meeting local police officers share their intel on trends in crime and anti-social behaviour. This could be theft, football hooliganism, women’s safety, drugs, or any other issue of concern. Moreover, you will be able to discuss best practices in dealing with these challenges.
Pubwatch schemes have been in existence nationally for over 20 years. Their aim is to bring together the licensees within a particular geographical area, such as a town centre, to provide mutual aid and assistance to combat crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Also to exploit opportunities arising from events and activities taking place in that area.
Better Bankside has been instrumental in setting up and running Pubwatch SE1 which has been in existence since May 2007 and which spans both the Better Bankside and the Team London Bridge BIDs.
Pubwatch SE1 is run by its members from the licensed trade and meets every 2 months with the police and the licensing authority to receive reports on local crime, ASB and other local activities that may affect their trade. The meetings act as a forum at which members can also hear about local events and receive advice and training on things such as dealing with drugs, football hooliganism and the threat from terrorism.
For more information, please contact: Susanne Nieuwdorp, Resilience and Crime Reduction Manager, SN@betterbankside.co.uk