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Good Guy squad will break up bonfires
10:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
A SQUAD which dismantles ‘street bonfires’ and tackles firework misuse will again front the Be the Good Guy campaign this autumn.
Community safety teams warn such fires can be dangerous and unpredictable, and can easily spread to nearby fences, buildings and homes.
They will be on patrol to reduce anti-social behaviour and the assembly of wood for “nuisance fires” in the lead-up to bonfire night.
Last year the campaign saw a three per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour incidents reported to police.
Councillor Richard McCauley said: “We want residents to enjoy bonfire night safely, and are encouraging everyone to attend organised firework displays.”
Report the build-up of bonfires and combustible waste to St Helens Council on 01744 676789.