Once again the Halloween and Bonfire Night season is upon us.
In conjunction with our partners, Staffordshire Trading Standards, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (FARS), the District Community Safety Partnerships and our local schools we hope to keep this a safe and enjoyable time of year for all members of our communities.
As such we ask for your help in ensuring that you make your children aware of the distressing impact that trick or treating can have on some of the more elderly and vulnerable members of our community.
Whilst not wishing to spoil their fun, we would ask you to ensure that a responsible adult is present should your children go trick or treating, and that the wishes of anybody displaying a no trick or treat sign are respected.
We would also ask that you remind your children to be aware of the dangers of fireworks. Every year on Bonfire Night there are hundreds of accidents across the UK, and lots of them happen to children. A third of parents and grandparents have witnessed an injury during Bonfire night celebrations. Please ensure your children understand Fireworks are really dangerous and should only be handled by adults.
Many thanks for your assistance,
South Staffs Local Policing Team