British Beer & Pub Association
A7(a). Community Actions to Tackle Alcohol Harms
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 19 December, 2011
The association is a supporter of a number of schemes to tackle alcohol related harm in the community including:National PubwatchBBPA provides financial support to National Pubwatch, and is actively involved with the organisation sitting on the steering group. BBPA promotes the work of Pubwatches to its members and will continue to do so.Business Improvement DistrictsThe BBPA is an active supporter of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). The BBPA was active in the setting up of the countrys first night time economy bid in Nottingham. The establishment of a BID focused exclusively on the night time economy has made an enormous difference to the city, with falling crime rates, much improved safety and better businesses to the extent that the BID was instrumental in the city obtaining the purple flag award for excellence. BBPA promotes the use of BIDs to members and will continue to do so.Best Bar None Best Bar None schemes, which are aimed principally at nightclubs and up-tempo bars and pubs, contribute significantly to the promotion of good practice and are aimed at producing well-run venues which can translate into better behaviour in the surrounding public places. The BBPA sits on the board of Best Bar None and promotes its work to members and will continue to do so.