Halloween and fireworks night warning issued in Lambeth
8:00am Sunday 28th October 2012 in Top Stories
An operation is underway to reduce anti-social behaviour and firework accidents as Halloween and Bonfire Night draw near.
Police and the fire brigade have joined with the council to prevent against incidents and sale of fireworks to children.
Fire crews are visiting shops to check on the storage of fireworks and anti-social behaviour patrols are also being stepped up.
Ian Black, the brigade’s borough commander for Lambeth, said: "We’ve seen a dramatic drop in fires over Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali in Lambeth.
"But many of the Bonfire night fires we see can be easily prevented so we want people to use some common sense in a bid to reduce the numbers."
'No Trick or Treat' posters have also been given to residents who do not want to be disturbed over Halloween.
Superintendent Andy Howe, police head of operations, said: "We want people to enjoy themselves, but we ask that they spare a thought on how their actions might impact on others.
"Obviously displaying this poster is no guarantee that you will not be visited on Halloween, but it does make it clear to parents and other responsible ‘trick or treaters’ where callers will be welcome."
Youth club opening hours have been extended on October 31, November 2 and November 5 and there are firework displays in Brockwell Park and Streatham Common on November 2.
To report anti-social behaviour phone Lambeth council on 020 7926 4000 and illegal firework sales phone 020 7926 6102.