Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team would like everyone to enjoy the festivities over Halloween, but we need to be considerate to those in the community who may be vulnerable and wish to avoid trick or treaters.
We have therefore put together some advice and created a poster which can be printed, that you can display or pass to an elderly or vulnerable relative.
Parents should take responsibility for their children's behaviour - know where they are at all times, and follow a few key dos and don'ts.
· Only trick or treat in your own neighbourhood unless you are with an adult
· Stay in well lit areas where there are plenty of houses
· Make sure an adult knows the area you plan to visit and what time you'll be back
· Look out for 'no callers please' posters and respect your neighbours
· Keep to pavements and trick or treat on one side of the street before crossing safely to the other side - don't criss-cross
· Wait to eat any treats until you get home so that an adult can check them
· Don't cut through back alleys, ginnels or fields, and don't trick or treat too far from home
· Don't go alone - take an adult with you or stay in a group
For more information and to download the poster visit: