We’re fast approaching the spookiest time of year, and many will be gearing up for some trick-or-treat action after a very low-key Halloween last year.

However, it’s good to remember that Halloween isn’t for everyone. Whether it’s because of someone’s religious beliefs or they’re just not into it, we can’t assume that everyone will want trick-or-treaters knocking at their door.

Trick-or-treat top tips to make sure everyone enjoys the night

The golden rule for all trick-or-treaters is only to visit homes with Halloween decorations displayed – as this shows whether someone would like you to knock or not.

However, there are some other tips you can follow when you’re trick-or-treating to help everyone have a frightfully fabulous Halloween:

  • Don’t knock on doors too late – 8.30-9pm will be bedtime for many of our younger residents
  • If no one answers, move on as they obviously can’t come to the door right now
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes so you can be seen in the dark by any traffic in the area
  • Plan your route, stay in familiar well-lit areas, and stick with your friends
  • Make sure that children are accompanied by an adult.

What if I’m concerned about people knocking at my door?

If you’re concerned about people knocking at your door this Halloween, we’ve created some posters for customers to print off and stick in their windows to let trick-or-treaters know if they’re welcome.

Trick-or-treaters welcome poster

Trick-or-treat – we’re not taking part poster

If you are concerned on the night or you’d like to report an incident, you can also contact the police non-emergency number – 101 – or contact them online via police.uk

Contact us

If you’d like to speak to someone about any concerns you have in your community or neighbourhood, please contact us and ask to speak to the Community Safety team.