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Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary announce free half term activities in Bushey to combat anti-social behaviour
A bungee run and a gladiator arena are just some of the activities available to Bushey's youngsters this half term as part of an effort to help deter anti-social behaviour.
PCSO Esther Ainsley, who works in the Bushey area and organised the activities, said: "Halloween is the busiest time of year for police and some people find it is an excuse to get involved in anti-social behaviour.
"To help combat this, we have put together some fun, free activities for young people. We hope they take advantage of the activities on offer and we hope it reassures residents, especially the elderly, that pranks and intimidating behaviour should be kept to a minimum."
Councillor Charles Goldstein, the council's community safety portfolio holder, said: "The majority of young people in Hertsmere do behave responsibly but unfortunately it is common across the country for there to be a spike in anti-social behaviour and disorder incidents at this time of year.
"We hope young people enjoy Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night but stay safe and take advantage of these activities. I'd encourage them to think twice if they are tempted to get involved in any silly pranks that can spiral quickly out of control or any other type of anti-social behaviour."
The activities, including a bungee run and a gladiator arena, will take place from Wednesday, October 30 to Sunday, November 3, from 11am until 3pm, at King George Recreation Ground, off King George Avenue.
The event is free, with an advised age range of 11 to 18 although everyone is welcome.
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