Halloween is fast approaching, which means the yearly groups of trick or treaters will be out and about collecting as many sweets and goodies as possible!
For the majority, Halloween is an enjoyable evening where you can dress up and have some fun! However, for some like the elderly and vulnerable, trick or treating can be a terrifying and an unnecessary experience.
Every year, Sussex Police receives many calls from people who have been frightened or disturbed by Halloween revellers.
Cabinet member for Community engagement Cllr Chris Oxlade said, “Halloween is a great opportunity for residents to have some fun, but we also want to ensure people are safe and respectful of those who prefer not to take part.”
West Sussex Community Safety Partnerships will be working together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour to make Halloween and Bonfire Night as safe as possible.
For more information on how to be safe at Halloween or to download a ‘No Trick or Treaters’ poster, please visit: www.crawley,gov.uk/communitysafety