Pumpkins in a range of sizes now available at the Village Shop. See next page for police advice in respect of Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Staying safe on Halloween and Bonfire Night
With Halloween and Bonfire Night approaching, Northamptonshire Police will be launching an operation to ensure people in the county can enjoy both evenings safely and within the law.
There will be increased patrols in identified ‘hot spot’ areas and officers will be on hand to tackle any issues that arise and offer reassurance.
Be spooky but safe if you’re out ‘trick or treating’
Don’t knock on doors with a ‘No trick or treat sign’
Children should be accompanied by an adult
Plan your route – only go to places where you know the residents
Keep visible – stay in areas that are well lit and take a torch
Don’t go inside any house
Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people
Be a bright spark – remember, remember, on the 5th November
You must be over 18 to buy fireworks
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess fireworks in a public place
It is an offence to throw or discharge a firework in a street or public place
If you let off fireworks between 11pm and 7am you will be breaking the law – except on Bonfire Night when this extends to midnight
Don’t forget your pets – keep them safe indoors
Keep in contact and keep informed
To find out more about what your local Safer Community Teams are up to visit www.northants.police.uk, call 03000 111 222, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously with information about crime. Always dial 999 in an emergency.