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.
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 children who are under age
• Removing bonfires from unauthorised sites
• Promoting the exciting Go4it events at Skelmersdale Fire Station on Friday 3 November and Saturday 4 November organised by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire County Council’s Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service (WPEH)
• Joint visits to schools from Lancashire Fire and Rescue and the Police to warn children of the dangers of playing with fireworks and the consequences of Anti-Social Behaviour