Halloween and fireworks 2021
Many children enjoy taking part in 'trick or treat' activities on Halloween (Sunday 31st October), and many residents gladly take part sharing treats. However, not everyone welcomes visitors, including those trying to get small children to sleep, or those who find answering the door difficult.
The general etiquette is that those households willing to partake leave a pumpkin on prominent display, and those that would rather be left in peace don't. Please consider this etiquette if taking part.
More advice is available from North Yorkshire Police website: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/halloween/
Bonfire night (5th Nov) falls on a Friday this year, and it is likely that some residents will let off fireworks on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November. Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors on these dates.
We are aware that some residents object to private firework displays. Whilst there is no requirement for them to be pre-notified, it might be considered good manners to let your neighbours know in advance if you are planning a display, particularly if they have pets. See https://www.escrick.org/village/fireworks/ for details of our notification service.
This year the main Diwali celebrations fall on Thursday 4th November, and it is likely that some residents will celebrate with fireworks (which are legally permitted until 1am on Diwali). Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors.