National award for Pubwatch pioneer Trevor

Trevor Hooper has received a national award
Trevor Hooper has received a national award

A licensing officer who helps to make town pubs and clubs a safer place to go has received national acclaim.

Trevor Hooper, 66, a retired detective constable based at Aylesbury Police Station, received the Malcolm Eidmans Award from PubWatch, for his support of the Aylesbury Pubwatch Scheme.

Premises signed up to the scheme have the power to ban drinkers who have caused trouble in one location from all member establishments.

Trevor was nominated by Aylesbury PubWatch coordinator Diane Brown and supported by the then Aylesbury Inspector Kelly Glister.

Insp Glister said: “The activities of the Aylesbury PubWatch scheme contribute greatly to maintaining the low level of crime and anti-social behaviour we experience in the night time economy in Aylesbury.

“I have no doubt that Trevor’s support for their activities is a significant factor in their success and longevity.”

Mr Hooper has been Aylesbury’s licensing officer for 16 years.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have received the award. Aylesbury runs a great PubWatch and everybody works really hard.

“PubWatch is a way the licensing trade and partners can act quickly to ensure those who cause problems in our pubs and clubs are not able to spoil a great atmosphere for others in future.”

Licensing Services Manager for Aylesbury Vale District Council, Peter Seal said: “I’ve always been impressed by Trevor’s tireless enthusiasm to improve the night time economy.

“His proactive support for the local PubWatch scheme has been one of the mainstays and most successful of the town’s crime reduction partnership work over many years.”