Play fair at Hallowe’en
19th October 2011
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Teenagers who think Hallowe’en gives them free rein to annoy neighbours and play anti-social pranks are being warned they risk coming up against the law. 


The message from Richmond Council and the borough’s police is clear: Behave yourselves and don’t spoil the festivities for younger children taking part, or cause a nuisance in your neighbourhood.


The borough’s police have arranged additional police patrols throughout the evening of 31 October to provide support and reassurance for members of the public who are out and about.  


Chf Insp Hannah Wheeler from Richmond upon Thames Police, said: “Trick or treating is for young children who are out with their parents. It is not intended for teenagers or otherwise sensible adults. Vulnerable and elderly people can find Hallowe’en a distressing time of year. 


“Everybody has the right not to be disturbed if they wish, so we’re asking people not to knock on someone's door if they indicate they do not want callers. We will take a dim view of this anti-social behaviour.


“Common assault, threats of violence or anti-social behaviour may result in arrest and prosecution.”


Richmond upon Thames’ Police’s number for non-emergency calls is 101. In an emergency call 999



What's on for Halloween in Richmond


Half term Halloween Fun

22 Oct 2011 - 30 Oct 2011

Enjoy Halloween themed arts and crafts and a Halloween trail in the garden.

Children in fancy dress come free with a full paying adult. Special Halloween menu in the Orangery cafe. Family ghost tours availabe by separate ticket.

More Information: Ham House and Garden, 020 8940 1950, 


Family Ghost Tours

24 Oct 2011 - 27 Oct 2011

One hour guided tour discovering stories of the residents that have never left. Join us to hear about the Ghosts of Ham House during half term in the run-up to Halloween. Enter into the spirit by coming in fancy dress...

More Information: Ham House and Garden, 020 8940 1950,


Halloween Jazz @ The Tea Box

30th October, Doors 6.30pm

The Tea Box presents a regular Sunday night of Swing Jazz with a serving of jazz, with a few spooky classics woven in, not to be missed. 

Tickets are available in advance for £5 or on the night for £6.

Tel: 020 8940 3521


Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace

31 Oct 2011 - 04 Mar 2012 7pm

Fridays and Sundays, starting at 7.00pm

Find out what spooked some of the palace's past residents as you are guided around the palace courtyards at night. Experience the unique atmosphere of Henry VIII's Apartments and creep down the infamous Haunted Gallery on your own!

Tel: 0844 482 777


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