Caerphilly Pubwatch is getting ready for one of its busiest times of years as the Six Nations rugby tournament starts. The aim of the scheme is to work together to make Caerphilly a safe place for people to come and enjoy in the evening. Since it started in 2013, the Pubwatch scheme in Caerphilly has seen a reduction of instances of violence both towards staff and customers. The scheme currently has 7 people who have been banned from licensed premises in Caerphilly for various incidents. The bans vary from 6 months to 5 years.

Chair of Caerphilly Pubwatch Danni Stephens – Licensee of Weatherspoon’s ‘The Malcolm Uphill’ said:

“The atmosphere in the towns pubs for the Six Nations match’s is always fantastic and at Pubwatch we are working together as licences to ensure that people enjoy this years tournament in a safe and friendly environment”

Caerphilly Pubwatch is a partnership between Gwent Police, Caerphilly County Borough Council and involves six licensed premises in Caerphilly town centre – Wetherspoons, Courthouse, Caerphilly Social Club, Irish Tymes, Kings Arms and Municipal Club.