Halloween and trick or treating information and advice

Halloween (or Hallowe'en) - the night of October 31st.

Halloween activities can include: trick-or-treating; bonfires and fireworks; ghost tours; costume parties; visiting 'haunted houses'; carving Jack-o'-lanterns; reading scary stories and watching horror movies.

Trick or treat - no thank you

Although Halloween can be a great deal of fun for those involved, for many it is a particularly distressing (or unwanted) time of year, particularly for some of the more vulnerable members of our communities - especially the elderly.

Please remember that not everyone will want to take part in your Halloween events or trick or treating - so please respect their point of view.

Useful downloads, including a poster you can put this in your window, or on your door, to help try to stop unwanted callers:

Pumpkins - did you know:

According to research by environmental organisation Hubbub, we buy 39.9 million pumpkins each Halloween and the frightful fact is that most of these go uneaten!

  • only one in nine people cook their pumpkin
  • 22 million pumpkins will go to waste
  • that's £32m of edible food wasted!

A quick search online will throw up loads of delicious pumpkin recipes - for example:

See also:

2022-10-25 - jack-o-lanterns - pumpkins (Pixabay - 3735386)

2022-10-25 - pumpkins - halloween (Pixabay - 7496159)

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Page last updated: 25 October 2022

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