Pubs aim for safety approval seal

Orange-Tree-SGNights out in Nottingham could become much safer as part of a new scheme to get pubs and clubs to improve their safety standards. .

The Best Bar None Accreditation wants to improve safety in the night time economy by giving pubs across Nottinghamshire a standard to aspire to.

The seal will be given to pubs that ensure customers’ safety and comfort. The requirements include a well managed CCTV system, alerting neighbours to upcoming events and keeping noise within a reasonable level.

Handbag hooks on tables are one of the more creative tools that some pubs are using to stop opportunistic thieves. Every improvement on safety will be scored by impartial assessors.

The scheme is being funded for the next three years by Nottinghamshire County Council and the accreditation will also be available to clubs.

The safest and most comfortable bars will be entered into the ”Best Bar None” rewards. Many of Nottingham’s pubs will have the chance to win a number of categories based on the pub’s size.

Past winners have included some of Nottingham’s most well known and respected venues. Revolution, Bodega and Rescue Rooms have all picked up awards in previous years.

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