12 landlords part of new Leyland PubWatch


Leyland PubWatch vice chairman Lee Forshaw, chairman Alan Burdett and secretary Danielle Massey

A Leyland PubWatch scheme has officially been launched to keep anti-social drinkers out of the town’s bars.

Representatives from 12 Leyland establishments met at the Withy Arms earlier this month to form a committee aimed at working together to make Leyland a safe and enjoyable place to socialise.

The meeting was set up by Withy Arms proprietor, Lee Forshaw, who set up a similar PubWatch scheme in Bamber Bridge.

He says the main aim of the project is to ‘maintain all licensed premises within the Leyland vicinity as safe and enjoyable for customers and staff.’

The scheme also introduces a ‘red card’ system, where persistent trouble-makers could see themselves banned from all of the pubs under PubWatch.

Anyone partaking in violence, vandalism, drugs, drunkenness and anti-social behaviour or under-age drinking could be barred from the 12 establishments.

Members will meet once a month and vote on anyone they think should be slapped with a ‘red card’.

The pubs which have signed up are the Withy Arms, the Leyland Lion, the Railway, the Market Ale House, Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland and Farington Social Club, the Black Bull in Moss Side, Towngate Social Club, the Queens, the Fox and Lion, Rose of Farington, and Farington and District Conservative Club.

Source: Leyland Guardian