New scheme aims to make our city safer

The first two venues to be awarded accreditation status under the Best Bar None Norwich scheme were presented with the awards by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith.

Best Bar None is a nationwide scheme that was set up in Norwich this year and aims to make the city a safer place at nights.

Sarah Mintey, the principal of the Open Youth Trust, said: 'The award recognises our commitment to promoting a safe and entertaining night out in Norwich.'

Pam South, landlady at the Brickmakers pub in Sprowston Road, said: 'It will benefit customers in Norwich to know the high standards that the city's pubs, clubs, bars and venues are aiming for.'

Another 20 licensed hospitality trade outlets are going through the application and assessment process.

PIctured is Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, front left, presenting the Best Bar None Norwich Scheme award to Pam South at the Brickmakers. From left, the scheme sponsors are, Inspector Ed Brown; Thomasin Keeble, NHS; Scott Aldridge, MBS; and Kate Roma, Future Radio. Scheme managers are Glenn Hoy, second right, and Steph Butcher, right.

If you are running a pub, club, bar or venue in Norwich and want to find out more about how to join Best Bar None Norwich email or call Glenn on 01603 224 880. photo: denise bradley