Operators and managers of bars, pubs and nightclubs have always been able to refuse entry to problematic people.
Behave Or Be Banned (BOBB) is a scheme through which Pubwatch groups can work in partnership with police to make the process more effective.
BOBB was originally a police initiative but it is now owned and operated by Pubwatch groups, supported by the police when operated within the terms of a formal protocol.
Under the scheme a Pubwatch committee might ban an individual from entering one of their members' venues.
Pubwatch is cooperative venture in which those involved in the management of pubs, clubs and other licensed venues work in partnership with local businesses and statutory agencies such as police, local authorities, fire and Trading Standards.
Each partner brings its own issues for Pubwatch members to collectively address, for example for the police it is primarily the prevention, reduction and detection of crime and disorder.
Pubwatch is a nationally recognised initiative operated at a local level according to local need. Each Pubwatch has a management structure and their objectives may vary from group to group although in general the focus is on making the use of members premise and the broader night time economy a safer and more enjoyable experience for all.