June 19 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
People planning to hold Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations in the city have been urged to enjoy themselves but also be considerate to others.
That is the message from Norfolk police who are working with partner agencies, including the fire service, trading standards and local businesses, aiming to make sure that celebrations are safe and enjoyable for everyone.
The force has confirmed additional officers will be on duty for what can be one of the busiest periods of the policing calendar.
Inspector Mark Cant said: “We want everyone to have an enjoyable Halloween. We understand that trick or treating has become an exciting tradition for youngsters.
“However, Halloween can be a distressing time of year for some vulnerable members of the community and we would ask trick or treaters to respect the wishes of those who choose not to mark the occasion.
“In previous years the event has passed without major incident thanks to the consideration of trick or treaters for those who didn’t want to take part in Halloween and we hope to see a repeat of that this year.
“The same applies for Bonfire Night – we urge everyone to have fun, stay safe and respect residents in their neighbourhood.”
Richard Herrell, from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We hope everyone, retailers, customers and our communities, enjoy themselves and have a safe and enjoyable time.”
Halloween posters warning or welcoming trick or treaters are available for people to display by logging onto www.norfolk.police.uk, clicking onto the Halloween news item and downloading.