Stay safe on Bonfire Night
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.