Ashford Pubwatch operates around the Borough of Ashford, with several outlying licensed premises now joining the Scheme.

Using the same radio system as Shopwatch, Scheme members can contact each other and the Town Centre CCTV Monitoring Centre to help manage incidents occurring in or near to their premises.

By helping to collate information and images, businesses build up an information bank of those likely to commit crime or carry out anti-social behaviour in their premises.

Information sharing is key to the success of the Scheme; persons responsible for crime and anti-social behaviour in one premises are excluded from all premises in the Scheme. This 'excluded from one; excluded from all' policy is supported by Kent Police and the Local Authority (Ashford Borough Council).

Ashford Partnership Against Crime is registered with the National Pubwatch Scheme.