Eastbourne Police want everyone to enjoy Halloween and are issuing safety advice ahead of the night.
Special posters have been produced, which we can download and print, for anyone who doesn’t want trick or treaters calling at their door. The posters can be found here.
Speaking to Eastbourne Buzz at an awareness stand in Tesco in Lottbridge Drove, PSCO Daryl Holter has this advice to children heading out to collect sweets, “When knocking on doors, think who’s behind those doors. It could be elderly people or vulnerable people and what we’re saying to people is, if they see a sign saying please don’t knock here, don’t do that. Try to make sure you’re being responsible when you’re doing your trick or treating and think about those vulnerable people out there who might be scared and don’t want a knock on the door late in the evening or at night.
“Also, make sure you’re out with a responsible adult, whether that’s mum or dad or someone similar. Let’s make sure that everyone’s safe when they’re trick or treating this year.”
He’s also warning that tolerance levels towards troublemakers on Halloween will be zero, “We will be very robust around antisocial behaviour, so if anyone is out there causing any problems, we would encourage the public to call either 999 or 101. We won’t accept any antisocial behaviour.”