Poster deters halloween trick or treaters

Published: Monday 22nd October 12

Police in Wandsworth have produced a poster for people who do not want to be approached by trick or treat callers this halloween.

The poster can be printed and displayed in windows or on the front door and will advise young callers and their parents that the household is not participating in halloween festivities.

In the day leading up to halloween and also bonfire night, police in the borough will be stepping up high visibility patrols to deter anti-social behaviour, disorder and other crimes.

Parents of young people who are planning to go trick or treating are being urged to make sure they know where their children are going and if possible to accompany them as they hunt for treats.

Children and young people are being urged not to harass members of the public or continually knock on doors and ring buzzers - and to refrain from playing tricks.

They are also being urged to show extra consideration for older people who may take time to answer their door and may not be able to afford treats.

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Recent comments

Lambeth did the same last year as an inside page of their free newsletter. Wandsworth's one is better looking, but the solid background will put anybody off using it because of the ink required to print it!
Jennie Barton

23 October 2012

Great idea but do you realise how many cartridges of black ink this will take to print?
Micky Gwilliam

22 October 2012