WREXHAM Comm- unity Safety Partner- ship say campaigns to tackle anti-social behaviour during Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night were a great success.
Agencies in Wrexham joined forces to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the county borough.
A series of Hallowe’en posters were produced by the partnership which were available to shopkeepers, householders and children in the run up to Hallowe’en.
Retailers also supported the campaign by agreeing not to sell eggs and flour to young people throughout October, and householders were given posters to display in their homes to either encourage or deter ‘trick or treat’ callers. Police officers visited schools in the county during the period.
The Community Safety Partnership ran a campaign in the run up to Bonfire Night to encourage the safe use of fireworks. A Good Neighbour Code was distributed to schools, libraries, doctors surgeries and a range of other public service outlets across the County Borough.
Sgt Andy Griffiths of Wrexham Police said: “We are really pleased with the way the campaign went, particularly as Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night seem to be growing in their appeal. Engaging with communities and ensuring that visibility is high means that we can intervene at an early stage to prevent major incidents occurring. Whilst sadly accidents do happen we are confident that our success this year can be built on in 2009.”