PubWatch is a scheme which allows licensees to work together to keep members of the public safe by banning troublemakers and discussing problems.

The scheme is supported by Cheshire Constabulary and is in operation is several town centres across the county, including Chester, Congleton, Warrington, Ellesmere Port and Crewe.

The aim of the scheme is to improve lines of communication between licensees to allow information to be passed quickly to police and other licensed premises.

National police statistics show a significant drop in the number of violent offences in those pubs where a PubWatch scheme is operating. Pubwatch schemes also deter troublemakers, reduce attacks on licensees, staff and customers, improve the information police have to act upon and improve the working relationship between police and licensees.