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Bright Sparx Campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour in run up to Bonfire Night


West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership is working to keep residents safe 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 and criminal damage.

Heidi McDougall, Community Safety Partnership chair, said: “The annual Bright Sparx Campaign has proved successful many times in helping to protect residents. The partners are working closely together and parents are being advised to keep their children at home to make sure they are safe.”

In the run up to bonfire night neighbourhood policing teams will be conducting high visibility patrols and dealing with anti-social behaviour.

West Lancashire Borough Council, police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire County Council will undertake other initiatives, including:

  • School visits to warn children of the dangers of playing with fireworks and the consequences of Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Removing bonfires from unauthorised sites
  • Promoting the exciting Go4it events at Skelmersdale Fire Station on Sunday 3 November and Monday 4 November between 5pm and 8pm

Residents can get advice on issues such as fire and community safety at Community Action and Engagement events. Skips will be available from about 9.30am, until they are full, for people to get rid of rubbish and materials that could be used for criminal damage or starting fires.

The events take place on the following days:

  • Monday 21 October Little Digmoor, Alderley, service road
  • Tuesday 22 October Tanhouse, Ennerdale
  • Wednesday 23 October Birch Green, Heversham
  • Monday 28 October, Moorside, Birkrig
  • Tuesday 29 October, Old Skelmersdale, Willow Hey
  • Wednesday 30 October, Claybrow, Cherrycroft,

Lancashire Children and Family Wellbeing Service are organising a Neighbourhood Community Day at Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 2 November at 1pm, a fun event for all ages where families can come together, play and have fun but learn about staying safe over Halloween and Bonfire Night.


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