Stay Safe this Halloween and Fireworks Night

Please remember to stay safe during Halloween and firework festivities

Trick or treating at Halloween is a fun time of year for many of our younger residents, and we encourage everyone who joins in with the festivities to have a safe and enjoyable time while respecting those neighbours who don’t wish to take part.

Not everyone wants to celebrate or have trick-or-treaters knocking on their door. The Community Safety team are asking residents to be mindful of this, and to speak to your children and teenagers to make sure they understand what is and isn’t acceptable.

Bonfire night will also soon be upon us, and we cannot stress enough how important it is to enjoy bonfire displays and fireworks safely.  Please remember fireworks can hurt and frighten people and animals. Where possible it is safer to go to an organised display but if you decide to have fireworks at home it is an offence to let off fireworks after 11pm and before 7am, except on Bonfire Night (allowed up until midnight), New Year’s Eve, Diwali and the Chinese New Year (all allowed up until 1am).