Ashfield teams are set to ‘ghost-bust’ anti-social behaviour on Halloween and bonfire night in a bid to keep residents safe

Ashfield District Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to carry out joint patrols and proactive checks to reduce incidents and keep the public safe. 

The operation aims to prevent and disrupt incidents of anti-social behaviour before they take place through early intervention, education and, where needed, enforcement action against those who commit offences.

As Halloween approaches, the teams will visiting vulnerable people, shops and off licenses throughout Ashfield, advising shopkeepers against serving eggs and flour to under 16s and checking if there have been any incidents. Officers will also be reminding shops about the requirements to check for ID for young people buying alcohol.  The Council’s Community Protection Officers will be carrying out proactive patrols with Nottinghamshire Police Officers from October 29th to 5th November 2023 in targeted locations around the District.

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Executive Lead Member for Community Safety and Crime Reduction, said: “The Halloween and Bonfire season is anticipated by many residents across the District, some I’m sure plan on hosting private bonfires and fireworks displays.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe whether they are celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night or not, and the proactive actions we put in place will help everyone feel safe. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in the District and we will be working closely with the Police and Fire service to ensure the residents of Ashfield stay safe.”

Antonio Taylor, Community Safety Manager of Ashfield District Council, added:

“Trick or treaters should take care and think carefully about which doors they knock on, particularly if there are elderly and vulnerable people living there. The most important message is that we want people to enjoy Halloween and bonfire night, by keeping themselves safe and making sure they do not cause any problems in their communities’.

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