Halloween and Fireworks - stay safe
Published 15th October 2020
Flyer with orange pumpkins telling people to Stay safe and Play your part
Staying safe and keeping communities safe during Halloween and Fireworks

East Herts Community Safety Partnership is asking that everyone:
-    Keeps to the rule of six when in a public place (subject to any risk level change)
-    Follows advice from Public Health England and the Government in regards to trick or treating 
-    Reports anyone causing anti-social behaviour to Herts Police on 101
-    Does not use fireworks in any public place without the permission of the land owner
-    Buys fireworks from registered and reputable sellers only
-    Uses fireworks responsibly at home and is considerate of neighbours and local wildlife

East Herts Community Safety Partnership will be:
-    Taking robust action against any persons found to be behaving anti-socially within the district (which could include criminal prosecution, tenancy enforcement or seizure of goods)
-    Herts Police will be deploying additional patrols at key times and using powers under the ASB Crime and Policing Act to take those found to be causing a nuisance and under 16 home
-    Visits to firework retailers will take place to ensure responsible storage and sales.  You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to 6 months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90.
-    Workers from YC Herts and the Thirst Café will be engaging with young people to provide safe and responsible ways to socialise with friends during this half term.
-    Engaging with local schools to share information about any young person who has caused ASB and also helping young people keep safe. 

The above messages have been written in advance of the half term and therefore could change should the risk level be amended by Government and new restrictions imposed.  We therefore ask all residents to regularly check the following websites or social media:

Twitter:  @EastHertsPolice
Facebook:  East Herts Community Safety Partnership

Stay safe and have a spooktacular Halloween

Public Health England