Haddenham

Unwanted Halloween Callers

Home » News » Unwanted Halloween Callers

Whilst many people enjoy taking part in the festivities surrounding Hallowe'en, there will also be some Haddenham residents, especially the elderly or those living alone, who would prefer not to be disturbed.

If you feel unsafe

  • Don't open your door if you're unsure who is there. Use your spy-hole, look out of a window, and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.
  • Have a contact number of a close relative or good neighbour to hand by your telephone, just in case you need to phone them.
  • If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, let your coordinator know that you will be on your own at Halloween. If you are a coordinator, please identity people in your scheme that may be vulnerable and offer them reassurance.
  • Consider downloading and displaying the poster available on this page — click on the file below the image.

Police Advice to Parents:

Follow these tips to help keep everyone happy and safe this Halloween If you have young children:

  • Never let them go trick or treating on their own.
  • Make sure you accompany them and only visit people you know.

If you have teenagers:

  • Make sure they don't have access to fireworks, alcohol, eggs or flour.
  • Explain why they must not play tricks on strangers.
  • Tell them that if nobody answers the door, or a 'No trick or treat' sign is on display, they must leave immediately.
  • Remind them to stay with their friends and make sure they know that they should never enter the home of a stranger.

Thames Valley Police will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour at any time of the year.

To report anti-social behaviour, call 101, the 24-hour Thames Valley Police non-emergency number. If you feel threatened, it's an emergency, or a crime is in progress, call 999.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Flu Vaccination 01
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 21 Aug 5:00pm

As we move towards the Autumn, the medical authorities are offering flu vaccinations once again. These are free of charge to anyone qualifiying according to one of the following criteria: * 65 and overs and the flu jab You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 — that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are...

Dinton Fete 01
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 21 Aug 10:30am

Looking for a family event to enjoy this coming weekend? Then why not pop along to our neighbouring village of Dinton where they will be holding a traditional fete on Sunday 27th August, from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Attractions include: Live music Food and bar Lancaster Fly Past (weather permitting) The brilliant Award Winning Colonel Custard Bletchington Silver Band Traditional games and...

Infrastructure before Development 03
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 18 Aug 12:30pm

One of the primary concerns voiced by local residents in relation to the growth in Haddenham is how the infrastructure will cope with a rapid rise in the village population and the extra vehicles that will be associated with 1,000 new homes. "Infrastructure before Development" defines the ideal scenario, of course. Sadly, in the long-established and constrained village structure...

© 2012 - 2017 Haddenham.net