Pub Watch scheme launched in Carnoustie

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Police Scotland has launched a Pub Watch scheme in Carnoustie in partnership with local licensees in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Police Sergeant Shaun McQuade and Police Constable Fiona Allardice of the Local Policing Team in partnership with licensees launched Carnoustie Pub Watch yesterday (Monday).

Police Sergeant McQuade said: “The aim of the Pub Watch is to reduce threatening or violent behaviour in and around licensed premises. Local licensees were determined to ensure a safe environment for their staff and customers and a result they formed Pub Watch.

“Those involved in the scheme will liaise with local police officers to ensure that those out for an evening don’t have their enjoyment spoiled by others. Anyone whose behaviour is deemed unacceptable, is liable to be excluded from all the premises in the town.

“There will be what is known as a ‘Banned List – so if your name is on the list – you’re not getting in.

“The first meeting was well attended and officers will be working closely with all publicans and Angus Council.

“I’m sure the scheme can only help boost Carnoustie as an attractive place to visit and ensures a safe and friendly environment for all.”