Dark Nights

Date published: 30 October 2018 12:04

It’s that time of year again, when the clocks go back, it’s cold outside and nights are drawing in. That must mean one thing… it’s Halloween!

Halloween can be an enjoyable time of year but for some people the festivities, alongside the dark evenings, can make them feel vulnerable.

We know that Halloween and bonfire night can cause particular concerns around antisocial behaviour in communities. We ask you to be tolerant around this time as there may be more people on the streets in the evening, enjoying the celebrations, but there is nothing to suggest that antisocial behaviour increases at this time of year.

If you don’t want to be bothered by trick or treaters this Halloween download the poster below and display it in your front window or door.

Download the PLAIN 'No Trick or Treaters' PDF Poster here.

Download the DECORATIVE 'No Trick or Treaters' PDF Poster here.

Shop owners can download Conor's Story posters:

Conor PDF Poster 1

Conor PDF Poster 2

For more information about antisocial behaviour click here.

For more information about fireworks click here.

To report antisocial behaviour to us please call 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also report your incident online, click here.

Specific ‘Operation Dark Nights’ Advice:

  • going to an organised display is much safer than holding your own
  • fireworks can legally be set off tonight until midnight
  • don’t set off fireworks in the street or busy places; you could seriously hurt yourself or somebody else
  • please keep fireworks, matches and lighters away from children. It is illegal to possess a firework if you’re under 18 years old
  • don't advertise that your home is empty by saying you're going out to a display and lock doors and windows
  • do not leave rubbish or old furniture lying around – instead, store it securely behind a locked gate, away from your home
  • ensure your wheelie bin is off the street and make sure it is secure within the boundary of your property
  • enjoy yourselves, stay safe and have a spark-tacular time!