Pub Accreditation Scheme To Prevent Booze Fuelled Crime In Weymouth

Pub Accreditation Scheme Weymouth

Published at 6:52am 19th March 2015. (Updated at 6:53am 19th March 2015)

A pub accreditation scheme, Best Bar None (BBN), is launching in Weymouth today (19 March) to ensure a safer drinking environment in licensed premises throughout the borough.

A new campaign is being launched in Weymouth today in a bid to beat booze fuelled crime.

Dorset Police have teamed up with Pubwatch and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, for the scheme BEST BAR NONE.

The idea is to build a positive relationship between the licensing trade, police and local authorities.

Sue Moore, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Business Licensing Manager said:

"The scheme is about reducing alcohol-related crime, sharing best practice and improving industry standards, as well as recognising those establishments that are working hard to raise these standards.

"This is a positive initiative for Weymouth and Portland aimed at ensuring that everyone can enjoy a safe night out when visiting our vibrant local pub and club scene."

Premises that achieve the accreditation will be able to use the Best Bar None logo and display a plaque, much in the same way as the food hygiene rating scheme already adopted widely throughout the hotel and hospitality industry.

Best Bar None is currently running in over 100 locations across the UK and is now being taken up in parts of Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia.