With Halloween and Bonfire Night fast approaching, there is some advice to ensure that everyone has a safe and healthy time.
This Halloween please follow these safety tips:
- A responsible adult should go out with children.
- Don't knock on doors displaying 'No trick or treat' signs.
- Plan your route before leaving home.
- Stay close to home and if possible only visit the houses of people you know.
- Never enter a stranger's home or speak to strangers on the street.
- Carry a torch and wear reflective clothing so you can be seen.
- Be careful crossing the road.
Although Halloween is supposed to be spooky, please be careful not to frighten elderly or vulnerable residents.
Remember, remember on the 5th of November:
- There will be a large number of organised firework displays; consider attending one of these.
- You must be over 18 to buy fireworks.
- It is illegal to possess fireworks in a public place if you are under 18.
- It is an offence to throw or let off a firework in a street or public place
- You can use fireworks every day of the year between the hours of 7am and 11pm, except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year, and Chinese New Year (1am).