Nuisance behaviour results in bans
Nearly 160 people committing crime or causing a nuisance in
licensed premises across Basildon have been banned under the
Pubwatch and Nightsafe schemes.
Basildon Pubwatch, which was set up in October 2008, sees
licensees from most of the pubs across the Basildon district,
decide on who should be banned from all premises under the Behave
or Be Banned (B.O.B.B) scheme.
If the pubwatch committee decide that an individual has been a
nuisance or has committed crime in their establishment, they can be
banned for up to two years. Forty two people are still currently
banned under the Pubwatch Scheme.
Nightsafe, which covers all the licensed premises within
Festival Leisure Park, was launched in December 2009, and currently
has 40 people banned under the B.O.B.B scheme.
Basildon district commander, Chief Insp Rachel Wood, is fully
supportive of the schemes, which are run by local licensees. She
said: "We are wholly supportive of the Basildon Pubwatch scheme and
Festival Leisure's Nightsafe scheme, which are run by licensees in
“The schemes have effectively dealt with a large number of
people causing a nuisance at local drinking spots.
“This should send out a strong message to people committing
crime or nuisance in local pubs that, not only will you be dealt
with robustly for committing crime, but if you offend in licensed
premises in Basildon, you will have nowhere to drink or
Once the ban time expires, people can go back to the licensed
premises at the discretion of the landlord, but as they are now on
the radar of the scheme, they would be further banned if they
continue to cause trouble.