Put safety first on Halloween and Bonfire Night
10:01am Thursday 24th October 2013 in Penarth news
AS the pumpkins are carved and the sparklers are lit, the Safer Vale Partnership is making sure there are more treats than tricks this Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.
Members of the Safer Vale Partnership, including the Vale of Glamorgan Council, are promoting safe ways to try and reduce the negative impact Hallowe'en and the incorrect use of fireworks can have on the wider community.
This will include visiting retailers to emphasis the restrictions on sales of flour and eggs to youngsters.
Police school liaison officers will also be visiting schools to talk to students about anti social behaviour, firework safety and safe trick or treating
Members of the public can also get a 'No trick or treating' poster to display at their homes. To download a copy to display visit www.safervale.co.uk
South Wales Police will also be out on special patrols on October 31, and November 5, engaging with young people and offering reassurance to communities.
Deborah Gibbs, community safety manager for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: "Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night celebrations can be a lot of fun, but sadly some people use this time of year as an excuse to damage property and make a nuisance of themselves.
"We are determined to ensure that everyone enjoys the festivities safely and that the public feel reassured by the strong police presence.
"We want Vale residents to feel confident that the police will not tolerate anti-social behaviour over the Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night period."
The public can contact Safer Vale by calling the helpline on 01446 450200, or by writing to Safer Vale, Barry Fire Station, Port Road West, Barry, CF63 3AZ.