It’s that time of year again when we would like to offer some advice around the Halloween and bonfire night period, as it is a time when people may experience unwanted trick or treaters or what they consider to be anti-social behaviour.
Residents can get hold of posters to put in front room windows or doors which show passers-by that that they do not wish to be visited. These are available from libraries, local convenience stores, or directly from your local SNT - please message their Facebook pages to find out how you can get one from them.
If you are a parent, you might want to consider the following tips, and encourage your children to be respectful of members of the community who may be vulnerable, fearful or not want to be disturbed.
🎃 Young children involved in trick or treat should be accompanied by an adult
🎃 Consider calling at houses where you know the occupants, rather than strangers
🎃 Respect the privacy and wishes of people who do not want to take part in trick or treat – observe the “Sorry No Trick or Treat” posters people may display in doors or windows.
We always encourage residents to follow the doorstep code whenever they answer the door to unexpected callers. This includes making sure doors and windows are locked and using a door bar or chain before opening the door.
If you would like to download a PDF version of the 'no trick or treaters' poster, please download the PDF below and print it at your convenience.