Groups join to warn of celebration dangers

October 24, 2010 by  

Several organisations from the Stoke on Trent area have gathered together to launch a campaign aimed at keeping young people in the area out of danger during celebrations around Halloween and Bonfire Night. Stoke City Council, Staffordshire’s Council, Police and Fire and Rescue have all come together to get a message out to young people in the region that they need to ‘take care and be aware’ during the festivities and ensure that they avoid any trouble. Members of the various groups put out statements as to why they are backing the campaign with councillors and members of the police and youth groups urging youngsters to be careful of the dangers with fireworks and mindful of the old and vulnerable when trick or treating.

Using companies who offer digital printing in Stoke on Trent, the campaign will kick off with a ‘Be aware of who you scare’ poster message which will be displayed around schools, shops and youth centres.

These will be followed up with leaflets and also cards displaying a ‘No Trick or Treat’ message for people in the area who want to avoid unwanted callers. There will be a radio advertising campaign and an ad-van that will drive the awareness of the message to young people in the area.

The second part of the campaign tackles the dangers around bonfire night. Shops will be visited to ensure that they are aware of the law with regards to selling fireworks to children and members of the Fire Service will visit schools to talk to children about the dangers of handling fireworks.