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ZIGGY
ZIGGY
30 Oct 2013 09:15
If anyone would like a "no trick or treat" poster please feel free to pop into The Dawlish Neighbourhood Police Office in Brunswick Place today between 15.00-17.00.
OLD FART
OLD FART
30 Oct 2013 14:16

I would have thought putting up one of these posters is more likely to have negative consequences!

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wondering
wondering
30 Oct 2013 14:56

Always have a bucket of water at upstairs bedroom window ..if they ask for a treat lol

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roberta
roberta
30 Oct 2013 15:59

Thats stupid wondering

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roberta
roberta
30 Oct 2013 17:31

I dont mind them calling up until 8pm and always buy sweets ready for them. After 8 I dont answer the door, its like a tv programme if you dont want to watch turn over wink

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Taylorjack913
Taylorjack913
30 Oct 2013 20:00

it called tradition mardy c****

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roberta
roberta
30 Oct 2013 20:08

I strongly object to that word beginning with a c

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jools88
jools88
30 Oct 2013 20:12

just do not respond to the comments.

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Lynne
Lynne
30 Oct 2013 20:29

When does something become 'tradition'? I can't remember trick or treating taking place when I was young. Seems to have started off in the last, what?, 35/40 years? Import from America? just like high school proms?     

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Paul
Paul
31 Oct 2013 11:51

I can't decide whether to get some sweets to hand out or just don't bother answering the door?

jools88
jools88
31 Oct 2013 12:22

Just buy the sweets and keep them for yourself cheeky

Keep the curtains shut and enjoy the sweets. Let the kids buy there own.

 

 

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Lynne
Lynne
31 Oct 2013 12:33

A polite request for those who go out trick or treating this evening.

It is not funny to throw eggs at property, cars etc.

It can be very frightening and intimidating for vulnerable people to have eggs thrown at their properties just because they won't open the door to you. My very elderly mother had eggs thrown at her window because she didn't respond to the knocking at her front door (didn't happen in Dawlish admittedly. But........). My sister also had eggs thrown at her car when she was driving. Again, not in Dawlish. But........

Please can someone explain why it is that because it is Halloween criminal damage/intimidating behaviour is seemingly an 'okay' thing to indulge in?

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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
31 Oct 2013 12:49

In America parents escort their kids when out trick and treating. It is a family affair. I for one had done it for many years taking my Daughter out on Halloween kept me in candy and chocolate for many weeks. Police notices were placed on roads warning drivers to be alert and keep a lookout for kids that may be crossing roads. Unlike here where it's an excuse to get drunk and be disorderly.

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roberta
roberta
31 Oct 2013 12:59

I agree with you BB, I always escorted mine and most of the ones that knock on my door are always with an adult, and Ive never encounted any nasty behaviour

roberta
roberta
31 Oct 2013 14:45

as you are always so negative wondering I can only assume you have a very sad life

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flo
flo
31 Oct 2013 16:20

I've never seen any problems in Dawlish with trick or treating and I don't mind the kids coming to my door.  It tends to be if you advertise with a pumpkin people will knock and otherwise they won't.  Most kids seem to be with their parents and there are lots of polite children.  I'm sure some will have stories saying otherwise but I've never encountered any problems in all the years I've lived in Dawlish.

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roberta
roberta
31 Oct 2013 20:33

Well thats it, sweets all gone nothing but polite happy children in lovely costumes that a lot of thought went into the making  oflaugh

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Taylorjack913
Taylorjack913
31 Oct 2013 21:22

all the children were very polite and gave them lots of sweets and treats no problems at all

jools88
jools88
31 Oct 2013 22:02

Think i would keep my kids away from someone like you Taylorjack913.

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Carer
Carer
01 Nov 2013 07:00

I find it amazing that in this day and age where hundreds/thousands of people in this country have to rely on Food Banks to be able to eat and thousands of people worldwide are starving, that fields galore are growing a FOOD product for the specific use of being carved into a 'Lantern'.

 

What a complete waste of a food product.

 

I wonder how many people actually use the flesh as a food of somesort?

Not many I bet.

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Paul
Paul
01 Nov 2013 09:36

@Taylorjack913, same here. only one group of kids (with an adult) came to the door, i gave them some sweets and there were no problems at all. i hope it went as well for everyone else.

DJ
DJ
01 Nov 2013 10:05

Loads of pumpkin recipes around and lots of articles I've seen people have been encouraged to use the flesh to make something to eat so you may find that the number who just throw it away is a lot less than you think Carer.

 

Still better than agricultural land being turned over to create bio-fuel to run yet more cars

 

roberta
roberta
01 Nov 2013 12:44

Shaldon Wildlife Trust would welcome your discarded pumpkins for the animals

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HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
02 Nov 2013 00:07

American import - not Halloween but Trick or Treating - don't like it. It does frighten some vulnerable people.

Perhaps instead of putting signs up saying 'No Trick or Treat' reverse it. Put up signs/stickers (whatever) to indicate that you want to participate so that it can become 'tradition' to leave the rest alone.

 

As for Halloween being an excuse to get drunk - Well, I use any excuse but don't recognise Halloween as one of them.

Lynne
Lynne
02 Nov 2013 07:10

Yes, Huw I agree with you. It had also gone through my mind that perhaps the poster message should be the other way around. ie no poster/pumpkin or whatever being displayed = please do not knock on door. Poster saying 'Trick or Treat Welcome Here' (or similar wording)/pumpkin being displayed = please knock on door I wish to participate.  

Wonder why that's not happened? 

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b.o.liking
b.o.liking
02 Nov 2013 12:40

HM2 You are so right.Heard someone wish another a happy Haloween.

Do me a favour grow up and stop the little buggers begging people for sweets. 

   

leatash
leatash
02 Nov 2013 15:15

Just let them enjoy themselves its a great time of year TRICK and TREATING, FIREWORKS, BONFIRES, and then we can look forward to CHRISTMAS.

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burneside
burneside
02 Nov 2013 15:53
ZIGGY
ZIGGY
02 Nov 2013 16:01

How sick is that!

jools88
jools88
02 Nov 2013 16:38

I would of kept it . I like a bit of lambs heart and a mash potato peas & gravy. .

Lovely.

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roberta
roberta
02 Nov 2013 17:32

Nothing wrong with stuffed braised heart, theyve obviously become a delicacy as not as cheap as they were

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
02 Nov 2013 18:24

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