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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #120 on: October 31, 2003, 09:44:40 pm »
A welcome change this year, at least in Little Heath, is the number of parents who have also dressed up as witches and wizards.  They have come round with the kids but only taken treats for the kids.  I think it is great.

Next year I think I will get a mask for when I answer the door, just to see what reaction there is. ;D

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #121 on: October 31, 2003, 10:01:17 pm »
This is also a great date for the local people to show their great community spirit. It doesn't take much to cut a pumpkin.
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #122 on: November 01, 2003, 05:44:44 am »
It sounds as if a lot of people - young & old - are having fun in Brookmans Park this 31st October.
 However, please remember that there are a few elderly folk out there, who are too frightened to answer the door!  Having just spoken to one of them, its not that they are spoil sports, its just that they feel very vunerable.  If people are just calling on their local area, they should know where elderly people live and avoid knocking on those particular doors. :)
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #123 on: November 01, 2003, 06:37:33 pm »
Who were the jokers in Calder Avenue last night having a firework display at about 12.30am?  

This wasn't just a couple of bangers, this was full on display lasting until after 1am.  

Last year we had some similar 'late night' incidents, particulalrly on Nov 5.  But on that occasion, there was at least the excuse that people were waiting for the rain to stop.  However, last night just showed a complete lack of respect and consideration for everyone else in the area.  [Wonder if it's same people who are having a bonfire of wet leaves this afternoon?  I can't tell, too much smoke in my garden!!]

Did anyone complain or take any action about the fireworks?
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #124 on: November 01, 2003, 09:35:55 pm »
As Jet has stopped contributing I would like to say that this type of behaviour just shows how the neighbourhood is going downhill fast. We too were woken up by the noise and for once I nearly got myself dressed to go out and see who it was, but in the end pulled the quilt over my head to escape to oblivion once more.

Are some people thick or what?

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #125 on: November 01, 2003, 09:54:11 pm »
I was told by a hairdresser in the village that several customers had spoken about trick or treat pranks today. According to the hairdresser one said the paintwork on their house was going to have to be redone because of damage caused by eggs, another said their car had been damaged, and a third said that teenagers had called demanding money, not sweets.
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #126 on: November 01, 2003, 10:54:25 pm »
There was also a story on the news of an OAP who had died chasing halloween pranksters.
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2003, 09:06:54 pm »
From what you have both said, it sounds bad, but then once again no one bothered to complain or follow up the matter.
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #128 on: November 04, 2003, 12:11:44 pm »
This inconsiderate ar*ehole who decided he'd turn the top half of the village into Bagdad on the early hours of saturday morning needs to learn a lesson in life very quickly.Both my young children woke up screaming and were absolutely petrified and these were not your small fireworks and keep int going for half an hour just shows the level of ignorance and contempt for everyone who lives nearby.
What happens to our local policeman in situations like this or does it fall to the the local residents who have been finally pushed over the edge to do something about it....i hope this blokes sake its the not the later
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #129 on: November 05, 2003, 09:54:10 pm »
Do you know who it was then?
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2003, 10:46:39 am »
I've just found out that it wasn't in Calder Ave it was someone in Georges Wood Road,and a little visit from Mihalovic wouldn't go a miss
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #131 on: December 07, 2003, 10:52:54 am »
Have I lost a month, or was last night really Saturday 6 December? At about 11pm last night it sounded like 5 November.

Either there was a fairly substantial fireworks display over towards Little Heath and the north edge of Potters Bar last night, or we are being invaded.

Not suprising I suppose, Homebase in Hatfield have a large fireworks display just by the checkouts. They, like many suppliers, are probably trying to get rid of stock before the new fireworks regulations come into force next year.

The fireworks act received Royal Assent on 18 Sept, and the Secretary of State now has power to introduce new regulations.

Click here to read details of the Fireworks Act
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #132 on: October 21, 2004, 01:28:34 pm »
Herts police are urging people to make sure Halloween is an evening of harmless fun and not a night of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour. Click here for more details.
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #133 on: October 25, 2004, 10:52:34 am »
If you know of any organised firework displays being held locally, could you please enter them here and in the site's What's On diary. You can reach the What's On Diary from the front page, or by clicking here. Thanks.
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #134 on: October 25, 2004, 11:23:12 am »
The date stated for the fireworks at Little Heath Sshool is Saturday 8th November. On my calendar Saturday is the 6th. When are the Fireworks? ???
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2004, 12:34:32 pm »
Um. That'll be Saturday 8th November 2003. Haven't found out when they are this year yet!
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2004, 01:14:20 pm »
Dear Dave,

There is a disorganised display most evenings on the village green, the local team is just ramping up its skills and the quanity of fireworks they've got available at the moment, I'd leave it a week or so and I am sure you will be witness to a large professional display of airbombs, machine gun bangers and anything else that has a particularly large db volume to cost ratio.

I'm half expecting a combo moped/firework display team, zoooming round the village (no helmets) in a huge tower, with cartwheels and fountains firing multicoloured sparks into the air...

Check out the webcam, the view promises to be be magnificent...

Aidan
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #137 on: October 26, 2004, 09:41:03 pm »
What's with all the Trick or Treat Buffy the b*****n  vampire rubbish anyway?

We used to celebrate Haloween here in the UK, or have we been drinking too much Coke and eating too many burgers?

Trick or Treating is a marketing ploy by US Diabetes drugs pharma companies.

Enough said.

Now if it were blood letting; well, that's an entirely different matter.

C'mon down!
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #138 on: October 31, 2004, 11:15:28 pm »
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If you know of any organised firework displays being held locally, could you please enter them here and in the site's What's On diary. You can reach the What's On Diary from the front page, or by clicking here. Thanks.


The poster in Jan's pantry has appeared again, and is identical to the one shown above, apart from this year the fireworks at Little Heath are on Sat November 6th.

Or, as Aidan suggested, we had a nice display of some sort of loud firework being ignited from an individual standing on the green about half an hour ago. I would have run downstairs to congratulate him, but he seemed rather anxious to join his friends in a car which sped off shortly afterwards....
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #139 on: November 01, 2004, 04:18:04 pm »
Hi james,

Did you notice whether the phone number is the same this year?

thanks,
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #140 on: November 01, 2004, 06:08:07 pm »
Yes, it is.

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #141 on: November 01, 2004, 07:30:29 pm »
thanks mate, they've just not been answering the phone at all today then...

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2004, 02:21:14 pm »
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it was someone in Georges Wood Road


What a supprise its our neuisance resident again, didnt he/she learn from last year?

obviously not!!!
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #143 on: November 03, 2004, 02:42:59 pm »
Err, your replying to a post from last year
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on Nov 7th, 2003, 8:46am, shads wrote


Maybe they did learn
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #144 on: November 03, 2004, 02:45:47 pm »
that confused me abit as well..........but we will soon see in the nxt week whether or not they listen to the concerns of others..........however me thinks probably not
 

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #145 on: November 03, 2004, 11:20:18 pm »
Well I can tell you that even as I write (21.30 hrs) some moron is letting off loud fireworks from the Woodlands/Shrublands direction. And last night it was at 22.45 hrs.

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #146 on: November 04, 2004, 11:29:58 am »
What a lot of moaning and wingeing over people having a bit of fun with their hard earned money.
Its been comparatively quiet compared to past years.
Perhaps we have the " Mother of all displays" to look forward to on the 5th.
Just think its free....
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #147 on: October 14, 2005, 02:59:52 pm »
Police have repeated their annual Halloween warning saying that it has become the second busiest period of the year for officers, with increased reports of criminal damage and anti social behaviour. Click here for more details.
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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #148 on: October 26, 2005, 07:29:59 am »
The following news release has been mailed to this site by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

FIREWORK FUN CAN BE DANGEROUS, WARN POLICE
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WITH Bonfire night approaching with a big bang, Hertfordshire Constabulary is issuing advice surrounding the safe and legal use of fireworks.

Under the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations Act of 1997 it is an offence to “throw, cast or fire any fireworks into a highway, street, thoroughfare or public place”. Such offences are punishable with hefty fines. Firework displays must also finish by 11pm on all occasions except Diwali, New Years Eve and Chinese New Year (where fireworks must finish by 1am) and Bonfire night, where displays must finish by midnight.

Community teams across the county have been distributing posters to remind shops and businesses that it is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.

“We want to make sure that all Bonfire night celebrations are safe and legal for everyone involved,” said Superintendent Steve Hughes, Head of Crime Reduction.

“We don’t want to spoil peoples fun but the unlawful use of fireworks can be extremely dangerous and could have devastating consequences. If you are under 18, go to an organised event or one that will be supervised by adults.

“We are urging parents to remind their children that the consequences of misusing fireworks can be seriously dangerous both for them and others. We will not tolerate the possibility of serious injury and intimidation being caused through the stupidity of a small number of people. We will be enforcing the law and will do all we can to ensure people can stay safe and have fun.”

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Re: Halloween, trick & treat and bonfire night advice
« Reply #149 on: November 01, 2005, 09:28:52 am »
About 6.30pm last night, saw 2 van loads of police having to keep the kids under control in Welham Green.
 

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