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Information From The Police About Halloween And Bonfire Night

Halloween and Bonfire Night are almost upon us, which invariably brings an increase in calls to Police. Please be aware of the below message.

While this might be a fun time of year for some, it is not the case for all.

When it comes to trick or treating not everyone appreciates an uninvited knock at the door on darker nights. If you know someone or if you yourself would rather not have these calls then there are things you can do to avoid such unwanted visitors.

  • Turn the porch light off
  • Don’t display Halloween decorations in the windows
  • Display one of our ‘no callers’ or special Halloween ‘no trick or treater’ cards in the front window or glass panel of the door. If you would like one of these, please let me know.

Remember to stay safe when out trick or treating, if you aren’t accompanying them, ask your children to make sure they let you know where they are going and who they are with. Agree a time for their return home.

Safety around fireworks is very important. If you are having fireworks at home, some basic safety advice should be followed.

  • Fireworks should be kept secure and used one or two at a time.
  • Keep a bucket of water near to hand
  • Keep children away from fireworks, if sparklers are being used, keep them at arms length and wear gloves. Dispose of them in water to make them safe.

Please promote sensible behaviour with your children. Should they be found by Police acting in an Anti Social manner, the appropriate actions will be taken. While this will most likely involve them simply being brought home, certain behaviour will be dealt with more seriously, such as being found in possession of fireworks. 

It it illegal to possess fireworks in a public place if you are under 18 years old, a fine will be issued to parents of anyone under 18 found with fireworks.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves without their nights being ruined by irresponsible people.

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