Stay safe on Bon­fire Night

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WEST Lan­cashire Com­mu­nity Safety Part­ner­ship is aim­ing to tackle anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in the run up to Mis­chief Night and Bon­fire Night.

Through the an­nual Bright Sparx Cam­paign, the Part­ner­ship will aim to re­duce anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, such as the mis­use of fire­works, crim­i­nal dam­age and the num­ber of anti-so­cial fires started de­lib­er­ately.

Dave Tilleray, com­mu­nity safety part­ner­ship chair­man, said: “We know some peo­ple feel a lit­tle ner­vous around the time of Mis­chief night and Bon­fire Night.

“But our Bright Sparx ac­tion plan draws on ex­pe­ri­ence of pre­vi­ous years to tackle po­ten­tial prob­lems and dan­gers.”

In the run up to Bon­fire Night, neigh­bour­hood polic­ing teams will be con­duct­ing vis­i­ble pa­trols and will deal ro­bustly with in­ci­dents of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil, po­lice and fire ser­vice will un­der­take a num­ber of other ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing vis­it­ing young peo­ple who have been in­volved in anti-so­cial be­hav­iour dur­ing pre­vi­ous Mis­chief Night and Bon­fire Night pe­ri­ods, tak­ing fire­works from un­der­age chil­dren and re­mov­ing bon­fires from unau­tho­rised sites.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Com­mu­nity Safety Part­ner­ship, visit www. west­lancs.gov.uk/wlcsp.

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