MORE pubs are being urged to become Best Bar None in West Yorkshire.
Pubs and clubs across the county are been urged to apply for this year’s scheme, which aims to reward operators who improve standards in their pubs, bars and clubs.
Last year 97 venues around the country applied for accreditation of which 79 were successful. Best Bar None aims to provide an incentive for owners to improve standards.
Key elements are:
The promotion of responsible licensed trade management;
The promotion of socially responsible drinking;
Commitment to caring for and protecting customers;
Commitment to reducing the potential for disorder in town centres and public places arising from alcohol abuse.
Assessment involves issues such as door and security policies and practice, first aid and health and safety provision, how venues deal with customers and handle drunkenness, disorder and drugs and how they impact upon their communities.
It allows the premises to be rated against other similar ones in their categories and may lead to then being recognised as being best in their area or across the county.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police’s local policing department, said: “There are still two weeks for pubs, clubs and bars to submit applications.
“Last year the scheme was a real success and we are hoping to build on that this year.”
Licensed premises who may be interested in joining the scheme should contact Troy Daniels, Project Officer, HQ Community Safety Department, West Yorkshire Police, PO Box 9, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QP or phone 01924 292909.