Download a Lancashire Police poster to keep trick or treaters at bay this Hallowe'en

Chorley Citizen: Download the Lancashire police Hallowe'en poster Download the Lancashire police Hallowe'en poster

TRICK-or-treaters in East Lancashire are being warned by police to keep themselves safe during witching hour this Hallowe’en.

In a poster that teaches youngsters to follow the ‘Hallowe’en Code’, police have set out simple instructions designed to keep ‘little monsters’ safe across the county.

Children have been encouraged not to go trick or treating alone and to stick to well lit areas, despite how tempting the dark appears.

Download the poster here: halloween poster.pdf

Police have also warned about the dangers of breaking into smaller groups, meeting strangers and entering strange houses.

A Lancashire police spokesman, said: “Hallowe’en is renowned for the trick or treat tradition and whilst we don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun, we want everyone to be safe and feel safe.

“For those who do want to celebrate, officers have created the Hallowe’en Code that gives young people the information they need to be safe.”

Residents not wanting to be bothered by trick-or-treaters are also asked to display the poster which states ‘Do not disturb, Happy Hallowe’en, Trick or Treaters, Hope you have a nice Halloween, but please do not call here’.

Officers hope the poster will also help to keep vulnerable members of the community safe.

A police spokseman added: “From speaking to members of our local communities, we know that some of our more vulnerable and elderly members of the community feel a little apprehensive at this time of year so as we approach the Hallowe’en and Bonfire period, increased highly visible police patrols will be on duty to deal with any incidents of anti social behaviour.

“We will also be making posters available to those who would rather not have a visit from trick or treaters and we would ask revelers to politely abide by them.”

Visitors to Pendle Hill are also being advised that police have implemented a one way system over Nick O’Pendle, from the A59 Clitheroe to Sabden.

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8:46am Wed 31 Oct 12

slammer says...

Jeez! What a bunch of party poppers.
Jeez! What a bunch of party poppers. slammer

8:51am Wed 31 Oct 12

2 for 5p says...

Anyone who puts that poster up is asking for double hasstle.
Slammer is quite right you are a bunch of party poopers.
I consider myself to be a miserable character but I even give them a little treat when they knock on my door.
Anyone who puts that poster up is asking for double hasstle. Slammer is quite right you are a bunch of party poopers. I consider myself to be a miserable character but I even give them a little treat when they knock on my door. 2 for 5p

9:56am Wed 31 Oct 12

ste.g says...

humbug
humbug ste.g

11:06am Wed 31 Oct 12

past it says...

Wow you lot have no feelings for anyone else, think how you would/will feel when you are old and frail, then have loads of kids knoking on your door demanding wih menace trick or treat, its only a poster, to ask to be left alone, not a killjoy exercise to stop trick or treat forever.
Wow you lot have no feelings for anyone else, think how you would/will feel when you are old and frail, then have loads of kids knoking on your door demanding wih menace trick or treat, its only a poster, to ask to be left alone, not a killjoy exercise to stop trick or treat forever. past it

1:36pm Wed 31 Oct 12

juanbbien says...

Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives
Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives juanbbien

2:20pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Major Tom says...

Well, I have my Sir Jimmy Savile costume at the ready. Feel free to knock kids.... preferably under 16. Thanks.
Well, I have my Sir Jimmy Savile costume at the ready. Feel free to knock kids.... preferably under 16. Thanks. Major Tom

2:26pm Wed 31 Oct 12

alf-abett says...

juanbbien wrote:
Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives
My My, Have you forgot they gave us our freedom by winning WW11 and maintained world peace ever since by bombing, maiming, bullying and bribing any nation or person that dares to stand up to them. War mongers, nothing less.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives[/p][/quote]My My, Have you forgot they gave us our freedom by winning WW11 and maintained world peace ever since by bombing, maiming, bullying and bribing any nation or person that dares to stand up to them. War mongers, nothing less. alf-abett

2:48pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Good call says...

alf-abett wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives
My My, Have you forgot they gave us our freedom by winning WW11 and maintained world peace ever since by bombing, maiming, bullying and bribing any nation or person that dares to stand up to them. War mongers, nothing less.
Land of the fee and the home of the slave
[quote][p][bold]alf-abett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Do we have to follow every Americanism,what as that lot ever given us to better our lives[/p][/quote]My My, Have you forgot they gave us our freedom by winning WW11 and maintained world peace ever since by bombing, maiming, bullying and bribing any nation or person that dares to stand up to them. War mongers, nothing less.[/p][/quote]Land of the fee and the home of the slave Good call

4:51pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Pan-cake says...

So what should I do whne unaccompanied small children knock on the door?, open the door whilst holding a large cigar, report the parents for child neglect or draw the curtains, dim the lights and hope they will go away?.

Call me a spoil sport but what ever is Halloween all about?? Just a scam to make money from families who perhaps can't really afford it.
So what should I do whne unaccompanied small children knock on the door?, open the door whilst holding a large cigar, report the parents for child neglect or draw the curtains, dim the lights and hope they will go away?. Call me a spoil sport but what ever is Halloween all about?? Just a scam to make money from families who perhaps can't really afford it. Pan-cake

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