THERE WAS a great fright night at Coalhouse Fort at the weekend and the borough is set to continue its Halloween celebrations tonight.
But the authorities have warned those that take the opportunity to cross the line that they will be dealt with robustly.
From tonight until bonfire night, police joined by community protection officers will increase their presence on the streets.
Portfolio holder for public protection, Lynn Worrall “Residents are concerned about anti-social behaviour in their areas which is committed by a small minority of people to the detriment of the whole community.
“This trial will enable us to respond to calls quickly and effectively as well as offering our residents peace of mind.”
Anyone wishing to report incidences of anti-social behaviour to Thurrock Council (taking place outside normal office hours) can contact the council’s out of hours service on 01375 372468.
If the trial proves successful the crackdown could be rolled out at other times of the year.