Horsham District Community Safety Partnership Watch Schemes
Horsham District Community Safety Partnership has created watch schemes to help prevent and fight crime in the community and in industrial areas. We have four different watch schemes that involve owners of shops, pubs, businesses, farmers, Sussex police and the Horsham Community Safety Partnership allowing them to contact each other about suspicious behaviour and crimes that have been committed in the district.
For more information on each scheme click on the links below:
Horsham's Pubwatch scheme has been active since 2002 and is a nationally recognized scheme, supported by Sussex Police and the Horsham District Community Safety Partnership. It exists as a means for pubs and clubs to share information about badly behaved or dangerous customers. Anyone who causes trouble or deals or uses drugs in a pub or club can expect to be barred from all member establishments, the average duration of a ban is three years with some people being banned for life. In the last year 31 people have been banned from pubs taking part in the scheme, with 28 people currently still banned. Part of the way Pubwatch works is to increase awareness of safer drinking across the year with campaigns including the: Drink/Drive Campaign and Alcohol Awareness Week. The campaign specifically targets male drinkers, which research has shown are statistically more likely to be involved in drink-drive collisions. Greg Charman, Community Safety Manager for Horsham District Community Safety Partnership said: "The Pubwatch Campaign has been particularly successful and I'm pleased with how the pubs and other drinking establishments in Horsham are working together to ensure everyone has a good night out." The various awareness campaigns have, made a difference to people and made them think about drinking sensibly."