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No trick or treat

Monday 23 October

Enjoy Halloween fun safely

Halloween is around the corner, and the trick or treaters will soon be out on the borough’s streets.

Most are friendly and simply getting involved in the celebrations and fun. However, this time of year can be a worry for some who are concerned about people coming to their door – particularly after dark.

If you are worried you don’t have to answer the door, and you can make this clear by displaying a 'No Trick or Treat' poster (PDF 361kb). If you don’t have access to a computer, contact the council on 01795 417850.

Cllr Alan Horton, cabinet member for safer families and communities at the council, said:

"More and more children – and adults – are getting involved in the fun of Halloween, but we all need to remember that not everyone enjoys it.

"Our ‘No Trick or Treat’ poster is a way for people to make clear that they don’t wish to take part without feeling uncomfortable about answering their own door.

"We’re asking trick and treaters to respect people’s wishes, and use their common sense."

If you have young children:

If you have teenagers:

If anyone’s behaviour is worrying you can call on the numbers below to report it.