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Halloween Advice

no trick or treat

Halloween will soon be with us and along with it comes the tradition of 'trick or treating'

For many, especially those taking part, it's a great, fun activity, but for others, who may not welcome numerous callers to their door, it can be a very unnerving and stressful time.

  • If you are planning to go trick or treating, please follow these simple guidelines.
  • Adults should ALWAYS accompany young children - NEVER let youngsters go trick or treating on their own !
  • Do not knock on the doors of strangers - only visit the homes of people you know
  • NEVER accept an invitation to go inside a strangers home
  • Always keep to well lit areas; wear bright clothing, carry a torch and remember road safety
  • Unless pre-arranged, DO NOT visit elderly members of your community
  • Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people
  • Keep any tricks within the law. Anything that results in damage or other offences will be dealt with accordingly

If you would rather your home was not visited, please download, print and display the poster by clicking the link in the 'downloads' box on this page

or alternatively contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team via 101 and we will endeavour to get a pre-printed poster to you.

Published 27/10/18