In the run up to Bonfire Night, Cheshire Police are warning the public to stay safe and to act responsibly and have been distributing flyers out to all Cheshire residents, across schools and selected outlets in a bid to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour, youth nuisance, criminal damage and illegal fires which traditionally rise at this time of the year.
Every year, Cheshire Police has to deal with a high number of calls relating to anti-social behaviour. For the Bonfire period last year, there were 767 anti-social behaviour calls, of which 113 involved alcohol and 244 came in via 999 calls.
As part of the festivities, Cheshire Police are inviting the public to send in photos of their carved pumpkins and Guy Fawkes. The most original three pumpkins and three Guy Fawkes will be chosen and showcased on our Upbeat, Facebook and Twitter sites. Entries will be open to 4 − 19 year olds from 29th October and the closing date will be 4pm on 9th November 2012. You can post your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @Upbeatcheshire. More information can be found on upbeat.uk.com.
Cheshire Police would like everyone to have a happy & safe time over the Bonfire Night period. A spokesperson commented "Observe the Firework Code and only buy fireworks marked BS 7114, follow the instructions, keep your pets indoors and never go back to an unlit firework!′′
Please refer to www.cheshire.police.uk for further safety advice.