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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
How to stay safe at Halloween while still having fun.
• Make sure a responsible adult or older teenager accompanies you. Head off early - the early bird catches the most sweets!
• Always carry a torch and wear reflective or light-coloured clothing so that you can be seen.
• If possible, only visit houses of people you know (parents can often pre-arrange such visits) and stay close to home.
• Never, ever enter a stranger’s house.
• Check sweets before you eat them - throw away those that have been opened or unwrapped and make sure you know what you’re eating.
• Make sure your parents know where you’re going, if they’re not coming with you.
• Be polite, smile, say please and thank you and avoid dark houses or those with signs asking trick or treaters to stay away - it will normally be obvious which houses want to take part in Halloween trick or treating.
• Finally, don’t play nasty tricks and don’t try to frighten anyone - if the word spreads, no one else on the street will answer the door!
As the gates to the Royal Hospital Gardens at Chelsea opened to the world’s media yesterday, with a frenzy of activity as photographers and camera crews vied for the best vantage points, there was also a very palpable sense of relief among the hundreds of nurserymen and women who have come to exhibit their prize horticultural specimens that their stands were complete and looking their very best.