Posted on: October 31, 2018
By Emma Hughes, New Business Broker
Between Halloween and Bonfire Night Britain’s streets see a spike in anti-social behaviour and property damage. Unfortunately some members of the community see this time of year as an excuse to cause a nuisance. Although it is impossible to completely alleviate the issue, here are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your property.
Friends & Family Try to avoid trick’or’treating at houses you do not know, people are often worried about opening their door to strangers at this time. Call on friends, family and neighbours that will be expeting you. Alternatively a street party is a great way for the community to come together and enjoy Halloween safely.
Remove the Temptation Make sure that your external property is free from any disused furniture, wood, wheeliebins or other flammable objects. It is best to make sure that your neighbours are preparted too.
Communication If you feel that you have been targeted in the past or you have seen a potential incident remember to keep in contact with your local community support officers.
Out of Sight Vehicles bear the brunt of the anti-social spike, if possible try to keep your vehicle housed in a garage or on a driveway. If this isn’t possible make sure it is parked on a well-lit residential street, preferably within sightlines of your home.
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