Creation of Caithness Pubwatch Scheme

Summary of idea

We are looking to relaunch Pubwatch in Caithness with an aim to reduce serious incidents in the night time trade. To achieve this we plan to streamline and build up the membership of Pubwatch as well as improve the efficiency when dealing with bans and incidents. Starting with Thurso, but in the long term expanding into other areas. 

This will encourage membership of 'Best Bar None' which will further enhance the safety and enjoyment of the towns night time hospitality. To achieve this we have the following actions:

  1. Develop and formalise Pubwatch constitution and CIC registration
  2. Invest in scheme link sharing of information and urgent communication between members and police
  3. Build and promote a public face of pubwatch including updated signage and information regarding membership - 'printing credit' for each venue to select tailored posters and signage
  4. Provide contribution towards the commencement of the use of SIA door security at peak times at strategic locations about the town over the busiest festive period.

This project will strengthen Pubwatch in the community in it's overall aim of promoting safe night time hospitality by building public confidence and reducing serious incidents causing public nuisance.

Amount requested 

£3,000 (the total amount available for all ideas is £32,000)

Name of organisation

Caithness Pubwatch

Where this will take place


Why the contribution is important

Each application for this fund is to meet the criteria set out by the project Steering Group. More information about the project and the Steering Group is available here

The idea will support the following broad theme(s) to make a difference locally:

  • Safety and wellbeing - including mental health: Making sure that everyone in Caithness has the chance to lead safe, healthy, active lives.


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by InsightEngagement_PoliceScotland on November 09, 2022 at 06:15PM

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