BUSINESSES across Havant borough have been written to in a bid to prevent anti-social behaviour in the run-up to Halloween.
Councillor Mike Cheshire, chairman of Havant Safer Partnership, said: ‘Experience shows us that at this time of year there can be an increase in anti-social behaviour reports and non-accidental fires that are linked to both Halloween and Guy Fawkes celebrations.
‘You can help us to help people to enjoy this period safely for example by taking care to ensure that any combustible materials in or around your premises are kept secure.
‘Convenience/grocery stores can take steps to keep items such as eggs away from areas where they can be accessed by young people.
‘You could also ask your staff to think about the elderly and vulnerable at this time perhaps by making sure that their own families follow the firework code and show consideration to others during this period.’
Patrols will be stepped up to raise awareness of the dangers of using fireworks carelessly.
Havant’s firework display takes place at Stockheath Common between 5pm and 8.30pm on November 5. The fireworks start at 7.45pm.