As part of the campaign, Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police are urging local people to help put a stop to the anti-social behaviour that is often associated with Halloween by not visiting houses displaying ‘No Trick or Treat’ cards.
No Trick or Treat door and window cards will be available for free from various locations in the borough, including the Council Offices in Beeston, libraries and police stations, as well as being available to download from the Council’s website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk
By following a few simple tips, trick or treaters can help keep themselves and others safe:
Children should always go trick or treating with an adult
Stay in areas that are well-lit with streetlights
Do not knock on doors where there is a ‘No Trick or Treat’ sign
Do not enter any house – always stay on the doorstep
Be considerate – do not frighten vulnerable people, especially the elderly
Do not throw items like eggs and flour – this is not a trick and can be classed as criminal damage or even assault.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Press Release.