This is the third year the police in Quinton have run special Hallowe’en parties – one for children and teenagers, and one for elderly residents. The reasoning behind this is that elderly people can feel quite intimidated by youngsters “trick or treating”. By holding separate Hallowe’en parties, everyone can have Hallowe’en fun and nobody need get upset.
This year the police in Edgbaston decided to follow suit, and for the first time ran a Hallowe’en party for youngsters. The event was held at TS Vernon, beside Edgbaston Reservoir, and John and I called in our way to a black tie event at Birmingham University (I’ll blog about that tomorrow).
As you can see from the picture the police really got into character! There was also face painting for the youngsters (so by the end of the evening probably quite a few people looked like this!), plus a disco and pizzas to eat.
Cllr Peter Smallbone helped out at the Quinton parties – for more about them visit his website www.petersmallbone.com Well done to all our police in F2 OCU for the hard work they put in to make sure as many people as possible enjoyed Hallowe’en in a safe environment.