Aylsham pubs team up to bar troublemakers

Pubs in Aylsham are working together to fight crime and antisocial behaviour with a scheme which could see troublemakers banned from their 'locals'.The Black Boys Hotel, The Unicorn and The Feathers have all signed up to Nightsafe which will see them work closely with the police and share information about people causing drink-related nuisance.

Pubs in Aylsham are working together to fight crime and antisocial behaviour with a scheme which could see troublemakers banned from their 'locals'.

The Black Boys Hotel, The Unicorn and The Feathers have all signed up to Nightsafe which will see them work closely with the police and share information about people causing drink-related nuisance.

The pubs will be able to record details of particular troublemakers or instances of antisocial behaviour on a computer database called SIRCS.

Those reports will then be sent to other members of the scheme to warn them.


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Landlords will also have the power to ban someone from all licensed premises which are members of Nightwatch in the Broadland area for up to six months.

Sgt Julia Sandell said: 'It is great that the pubs in the town have all signed up to the scheme and are all taking responsibility to make a night out in Aylsham safer.'

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Matthew Miller, from The Black Boys Hotel encouraged other pubs to join the scheme.

He said: 'It is good for us all to be linked together and know what is happening in other pubs and licensed premises. It will stop offenders who cause trouble in one causing trouble in all.'

Nightsafe was originally launched in Great Yarmouth in January 2009 and now has more than 650 registered users.

Any pubs and licensed premises in the area who would like to join the scheme should contact Sgt Sandell, of Acle's safer neighbourhood team (SNT), or Aylsham SNT on 0845 456 4567.

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