We want you to enjoy Halloween, but please understand that not everyone wants to take part!
If you are planning on trick or treating this Halloween, please remember that behind the door you are about to knock on there could be a vulnerable person who is scared to answer the door, they could be a pensioner or disabled individual, a Domestic Violence survivor scared it could be their ex, an individual with Dementia, or simply someone scared of the outside world.
Generally, if someone has Halloween decorations and pumpkins on their doorstep you can go ahead, but please leave the unlit or quiet houses alone.
Here’s a few things to remember when you’re out this Halloween.
• If you are going trick or treating, ensure young children are with an adult and for older children, their parents or carer knows where they are going and when to expect them back.
• Respect posters asking you not to trick or treat at someone’s house.
• Don’t go trick or treating alone – stay with your group.
• Eggs and flour are for baking. Please don’t throw them.
• Be careful crossing roads in the dark.
Have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other. If you or someone you know is in danger call 999.