🎃 #Halloween 2019

Not everyone sees the fun!

As darkness falls and the ghouls make their yearly flight across the land; tombs creak as their inhabitants step once more amongst us, black cats prowl the streets in search of their wicked friends and pumpkins gleam to ward off the ghostly beings; Hallowe’en returns for another year!

It is an exciting time of year, with witches flying and zombies trudging the streets. It is also busy one for us; we had approximately 607 calls into our force control room last year on the night of October 31st. Most calls related to crime, public safety and anti-social behaviour.

We would like to remind everybody that although it is an exciting festival, not everyone sees the fun.

If you are out trick-or-treating, please be considerate to others. If you see a ‘no callers’ sign, please do not stop by.

Remember that costumes and late evening knocks at the door can be frightening to vulnerable members of our communities. For many, when things go bump in the night, it can cause a great deal of upset and distress.

We are asking shopkeepers to be alert to anybody purchasing items that have been historically been used to cause damage and anti-social behaviour, namely eggs and flour. There a many uses for eggs and throwing them is not one!

This behaviour will be treated as criminal damage and those caught will be prosecuted and could face a criminal record.

Parents; make sure that your children do not go out alone. We recommend sticking to well-lit areas and only knock on doors of people you know.

We want you to have a fun night, full of frights and bag-fulls of delights, so stay safe and on the right side of the law.

“Who you gonna call…?” If anyone has any concerns or believe a criminal offence is being committed please call 101 or in an emergency always dial 999.

 

 

If you’d like a copy of our ‘No Callers’ poster you can download your copy to below - click on the link and you will be directed to a copy that you print.

 

Thank you to Ken Rees from the University of South Wales BA Graphic Communications course who designed our artwork.

Upcoming Events

Here you can find details of some events and activities that we are aware of, taking place near you this Halloween:

28/10/19

11.00am-2.00pm

Hallowe’en Fun Day

Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

29/10/19

12.00pm-2.00pm

Hallowe’en Disco

Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

30/10/19

11.00am-3.00pm

Hallowe’en Event

Leisure Centre, Pontllanffraith

30/10/19

11am-12pm / 1pm-2pm

Witches & Wizards

Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

30/10/19

 

Hallowe’en Party

Brynfarm Community House, Brynmawr

31/10/19

 

Hallowe’en Event

The Basement, Blackwood

31/10/19

3.30pm-6pm

Scary Police Station, Scare in the Square

Brynmawr

31/10/19

4.00pm-8.00pm

Spook at the Station

Alway Police Station, Newport

31/10/19

5.00pm-7.00pm

Hallowe’en Party

Maesglas Community Centre, Newport

31/10/19

6.00pm-9.00pm

Hallowe’en Party

Pillgwenlly Millennium Centre, Newport

31/10/19

6.00pm-8.00pm

Hallowe’en Party

Gaer Community Centre, Newport

01/11/19

6.00pm-9.00pm

Freaky Friday (Disco etc.)

Leisure Centre, Tredegar