Many parents and indeed grand parents have been agonising on how their children can enjoy the fun of Halloween this year. Obviously, due to the Corona Virus pandemic, there is a risk of spreading the virus to children and residents by going door to door trick or treating. So, in these difficult times we have come up with a village Halloween event that will help reduce the risks and keep people safe. It is called the Markfield “Witchy Wandering and Monstrous March” and it follows the Leicestershire Celebrate Safety Campaign Guidelines.
This year Halloween falls on a Saturday sand, in line with the guidelines we want children and young people to have fun BUT to be safe and indeed not cause distress to others.
Over Halloween, Leicestershire residents will be able to get their hands on double sided posters, found on Leicestershire Police’s website, which display the following messages:
- Trick or Treaters Welcome Here; or
- No Thanks Trick or Treaters.
PLEASE ONLY TRICK OR TREAT AT HOUSES WHERE YOU ARE WELCOME AND RESPECT THOSE HOMES WITH “NO THANKS” POSTERS DISPLAYED.
Anyone who wants to report antisocial behaviour in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland can call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
So, what is our Markfield Witchy Wandering and Monstrous March all about? It involves a trail map around the village that will lead you to locations where you will find spooky Halloween related objects and characters. Families can dress up in Halloween fancy dress and join the trail at any point finally arriving at the Community Centre where children will be given a bag of sweets and you can enjoy a hot refreshment. Those successfully completing the trail will get a special certificate and there is even a prize for the best fancy dressed family.
Due to current restrictions places on the event are strictly limited and to join in the fun you need to book online by searching “Markfield Community Centre” on Fatsoma.com or visit the Markfield Community Centre facebook page.