Neighbourhood Watch News Article
Published: 30th October 2010
Have a Safe and Enjoyable Halloween
We want everyone to stay safe and have a good time over the Halloween season. The fun is likely to begin at the start of the school half term break on 22nd October.
Halloween night itself (31st) is often the busiest time of year for police so we will have extra patrols on duty and have been working with young people in the busier areas to ensure they stay safe and out of trouble. We have been reminding youngsters that their idea of fun may be anti-social behaviour to another person.
We would ask parents to ensure that if their children are out trick or treating they are supervised by a responsible adult and only go to homes that welcome trick or treaters - they will have pumpkins or other Halloween decorations and may also display a police ‘Trick or Treaters Welcome’ flier at the door or in a front window.
More safety advice and downloadable ‘Welcome’ fliers are is available on our special webpage: http://www.herts.police.uk/halloween/stayingsafe-halloween.php
We have also been made aware from local farmers that the popular ‘chinese’ paper lanterns, which have a live flame to propel them, can be dangerous, especially in rural areas where they can land unnoticed, still alight, near hay barns and other highly flammable buildings and equipment. Metal parts landing in fields can also be a hazard to livestock. Please only use them if you are sure it is safe to do so.
Author: Neighbourhood Watch
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