Halloween and Bonfire night are fast approaching and the Community Safety Partnership is committed to ensuring that everyone stays safe during this period.
The majority of young people celebrate Halloween in good spirit when ‘trick or treating’ and respect other residents if they do not want to participate.
Last year we saw low levels of anti-social behaviour across Blaby district during this period and the Community Safety Partnership will be working just as hard this year to ensure this remains low.
There will be high visibility police patrols at key times and zero tolerance towards any people found to be involved in anti-social behaviour.
A range of diversionary and education activities are already underway for young people in partnership with schools, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service and youth services.
For more information about where the BB19 Youth Bus will be visit www.facebook.com/BB19youthbus.
We will also be working with local shops to prevent the sale of flour and eggs to under 18s in the run up to and on Halloween night. A new poster is available this year to give residents the Halloween of their choice – either welcoming trick or treaters or opting out of festivities altogether.
This year, the posters have been printed double-sided with the message ‘Trick or Treaters Welcome’ on one side and ‘No Thanks to Trick or Treaters’ on the other side. Just display the poster so it is visible from the boundary of your home. Click on the link to print off your own poster. The poster will also be available at all Blaby District Council offices as well as at police stations and Leicestershire County Council offices.
For further good advice for a safe and secure Halloween and Bonfire Night, you can follow us on Twitter @BlabyDc.
Trick or Treat Printout
If you have any questions about anti-social behaviour and how this is being tackled, please contact the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer at Blaby District Council – Zoe Coulson, on 0116 2727673 .
To report anti-social behaviour on or around Halloween or Bonfire Night, please call the police on 101.