Drinkers banned from pubs in either Uckfield or Crowborough will have their details shared between the towns’ respective Pubwatch schemes in a bid to make the area even safer, according to police.
Information shared by them says Richard Culderbank, owner of the Broadway nightclub in Uckfield, and Pete Randall, landlord of the Wheatsheaf pub in Crowborough, who head up Pubwatch in each town, have agreed to share relevant information with each other to make the district an even safer place for people to socialise in.
Licensees who are members of the Pubwatch scheme decide on a common standard of behaviour that is expected from people using their premises. Anyone who falls short is discussed at regular local meetings, and a course of action is agreed between the members. This could range from a warning letter to a six-month ban from all premises covered by the scheme.
PC Martin Theelke, Wealden Licensing Officer, The Safer East Sussex Team, said: “This is an extremely positive development and one that has my total support.
“Sharing information about people who have been banned will contribute a great deal to keeping members of the public safe.
“The message is clear – if you want to drink and socialise in Wealden, do so responsibly and safely, or you could find yourself barred from pubs right across the district.”
For more information on the Pubwatch scheme visit www.pubwatchonline.co.uk