Police Message For Halloween And Bonfire Night
22nd October 2010
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Halloween & Bonfire Night 2010

This is a message to all our watch members and Key Individuals regarding the forthcoming Halloween festivities from Harborough Police.

A campaign to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period is being launched by Leicestershire Constabulary in conjunction with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Harborough District Community Safety Partnership.

Halloween celebrations often involve young people taking part in ‘Trick or Treat' activities. Unfortunately, in previous years this has sometimes involved a small minority of youngsters throwing eggs and flour at people and houses after the occupants decline to give them a treat.

Officers are working with shops in your area asking them to display posters stating that flour and eggs will not be sold to under-18's who are not accompanied by an adult in the run up to Halloween.

In addition to this, posters which say ‘No Thanks Trick or Treaters’ (copy attached) are also being distributed to residents to display in their window if they do not wish to take part in Halloween. These posters are available for residents to collect from the front enquiry offices at the police stations in Market Harborough and in Lutterworth as well as the reception desks in Harborough District Council and Lutterworth Town Council.

Harborough Police would urge all our residents to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour on the run up to Halloween to the police on 0116 222 2222. This will allow us to provide the best possible response to any emerging issues.

Please pass this message onto as many people as possible. Your assistance is appreciated.

Henry Whatley (7729)
Community Coordinator
Harborough Local Policing Unit

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