SOUTH Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is re-launching the Dark Nights campaign to make Halloween safe and fun for the community.

Speaking about the campaign, a spokesman said: “Halloween can be fun for children and young people, but it can be distressing and intimidating for older people.

“If you are going to go ‘trick or treating’, respect and consider others and follow some simple guidelines, that way everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time.”

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have also made the following list of ‘dos and don’ts’ for all those trick or treating:

Go alone. Trick or treating is more fun and safer if you go in a small group with friends and family

Go into houses. Stay on the door step, where a responsible adult can see you

Play pranks that may damage property. This could result in arrest and a criminal record

Demand money or intimidate people. Halloween can be a night that some neighbours may dread, so be respectful and polite. Observe and comply with any notices declining trick or treaters at the address

Don’t throw eggs or flour. It is classed as a criminal offence and you could be arrested


Take extra care crossing roads. More accidents occur in the dark

Go with a responsible adult. They can help, in case there are any problems

Dress to be seen. Wear light or reflective clothes, or carry a lamp or torch, so that drivers and your responsible adult can see you

Respect other people’s rights. Be polite, do not knock on doors too late. Ring or knock once only and be prepared to take no for an answer

There is a no trick or treaters poster that has been printed and dropped off at the following locations for people to pick up:

- Priory Campus, Lundwood
- Acorn Centre, Grimethorpe
- Library, Royston
- Library, Cudworth