How to celebrate Halloween 2023 safely 

Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire Police are encouraging residents to stay safe whilst celebrating Halloween, and to be aware that even though Halloween is a time that many enjoy, not everybody likes to join in.

There are plenty of top-tips that you can follow to ensure that you and those around you are celebrating Halloween in a safe and fun way, including:

  • Being careful whilst crossing roads.
  • Trick-or-treating in a group, not alone.
  • Letting an adult know when you are leaving or expected to return when you are going to a Halloween party or trick-or-treating.
  • Respecting posters that ask that you do not trick-or-treat at their house.
  • Keeping tricks fun – do not vandalise people’s properties and belongings.
    E.g. throwing eggs, flour.
  • Opt for silent fireworks for the benefit of people’s pets.
  • Be aware of unexpected callers around Halloween and beyond. Remember that official visitors should make an appointment beforehand and should not pressure you into purchasing goods or services. You can report any unexpected traders to Consumer Direct – 08454 040 506.

Businesses that will not be selling eggs to those under 16 around Halloween can download posters that explain this to display on the premises:

Customer Notice. We do not sell eggs or flour to anyone who is under the age of 16. Nottinghamshire Police supports this shop in not selling flour or eggs to people under the age of 16 during Halloween. www.nottinghamshire.police.uk Facebook & Twitter - NottsPolice

Residents who would rather that people not trick-or-treat at their homes can download a poster to have in their windows:

Sorry NO Trick or Treat


Last Updated on Monday, October 30, 2023