Don’t Be Ghoulish This Halloween

sorry_no_county_001Young people in Broxtowe, along with their parents and carers are being encouraged to enjoy Halloween safely and respectfully as part of Broxtowe’s ‘No Trick or Treat’ campaign.

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

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.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3744, email or visit

See: Sorry, No Trick or Treat

Source: Broxtowe Borough Press Release.

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One Response to Don’t Be Ghoulish This Halloween

  1. Fred R says:

    I’ve found that turning the lights off and going down the pub usually does the trick on the 31st. Halloween is a long way from its origins in the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, which is a life-affirming festival of life and death, communing with and remembering ancestors. It’s a shame that it’s been mutated into a night of evil forces over the centuries by christianity which has never been right keen on paganism, though never too proud to appropriate pagan festivals (the Winter Solstice being the biggie). It’s amusing that the ersatz version of Samhain that is Halloween has been subsequently appropriated by capitalism and turned into a consumerist Spectacle, leading to old-timers bemoaning the ‘commercialisation’ of Halloween.

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