Britain has seen 28,000 pubs close since the 1970s, with more closures forecast as business rates rise. Between Jan and June 2018 pubs are still closing at the rate of 18 per week.
Anti-social behaviour in the form of squatters and vandals is a major problem in the towns and communities affected by pubs closing down as they are continually broken-into, often to be used as drug-dens.
The hardest hit areas are in the North West and South East of England, which each saw a staggering 61 pubs close in the first six months of 2018; an increase of 13 compared to the last six months of 2017.
Clearway provides a nationwide rapid-response security support service for some of the largest pub companies in the UK including Greene King, Enterprise and Admiral, providing a full range of security services, guarding/dog patrol, CCTV and vacant property cleaning services.