Extra Patrols in Chiswick for Halloween

Well behaved children to be given sweets by police


The Police in Chiswick

Local police will be conducting extra patrols in Chiswick over Halloween. Officers from all the local wards will be out patrolling to ensure any incidents of disorder are kept to a minimum.

PS Ben Clark of Turnham Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team said "Like last year, we will be out making sure that people have a safe and enjoyable time. People who are thinking of trick or treating should read the Halloween Code and ensure that they don't knock on doors where a 'No Trick or Treating' sign is displayed. Whilst incidents of crime and disorder are comparatively few in Chiswick, there are still some people who think it is funny to throw things at people. I have asked shops in the area to consider refusing to sell items like eggs and flour where they believe that they are going to be used in this way. I would also remind people that acting in an anti social manner can lead to criminal proceedings being taken against them in certain circumstances.'

Last year, the Turnham Green team patrolled and dealt with disorder, but also gave away over £100 worth of sweets to those children they saw complying with the Halloween Code. We have more sweets to give away this year - so keep an eye out for us!

London Welsh Rugby Club will also be hosting a safe Halloween Event at their ground in Richmond. This event is supported by the Richmond Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and they have invited Chiswick Residents to come and enjoy the fun! Tickets are £10 for a family ticket and the event starts at 2pm on Saturday 31st October. Free blood capsules will be available but only for children, not for the players. There will be free sweets, fancy dress prizes and a funfair! Contact London Welsh on 020 8940 2368 for more information.

If you are having problems with disorder or anti social behavior, then call the police control room on 0300 123 1212. In an emergency, always dial 999.

October 22, 2009