Good Guys in town

As well as staging Halloween parties and sports camps, the diversionary campaign will see Merseyside Police and Community Safety Partners targeting hot spot areas which have experienced some problems with anti-social and nuisance behaviour - particularly at this time of year.

Councillor Susan Murphy, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Neighbourhoods and Youth says, "As well as targeting nuisance fires over the bonfire period by encouraging residents to report the build up of waste, we're looking to cut the anti-social behaviour and criminal damage that often accompanies Halloween and Bonfire Night.

"It's illegal to sell fireworks to under 18's or to set off or throw fireworks in the street and could actually lead to a £5000 fine. It is also very dangerous, particularly for children. Stay safe, respect your neighbours, and encourage young people to attend some of the fun alternatives we have on offer!"

Activities on offer for youngsters include;

Ramp Riders - Ramps and Rails for Bikes, Boards and skates 5:00 -7:30pm
Nanny Goat Park - 27 October
Derbyshire Hill - The Avenues - 25 October
Haydock Playing Field - 25 October
(Contact Helena Partnerships on 01744 637383)

Multi-Cage Sports
Tickle Avenue - 23 October
Kentmere Playing Fields - 29 October

Fire Fit Sports Camp 12:00 -4:00 pm
Haydock Sports College - 27-30 October

Contact Lauren Mitchell at the Fire Support Network on 0151 296 4363 for more information

There are also a number of free arts and crafts, and 'spooktacular' sessions being held at your local library. Contact your library for more information.

Have you noticed any street bonfires taking shape in your area?  Report them - in confidence - to St Helens Council on 01744 676789. Report anti-social behaviour to Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010.