For children, Halloween is seen as a time for fun and treats. However, it can prove to be dangerous if basic safety precautions are not followed. This article sets out what you and your children should and shouldn’t do at Halloween.
Make sure your child’s costume does not restrict them or their freedom to move in anyway, i.e. too long or too tight, as this could cause them to fall over.
Ensure that your child is visible in their costume in the dark. It may be worth putting reflective tape on their costume.
If possible, use face paint instead of letting your child wear a mask. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, which is dangerous when crossing roads.
If possible, accompany your child at all times whilst they are trick or treating and that you only let them approach well lit houses. It goes without saying, don’t let them approach a house that has a ‘no trick or treating notice’ in the door or window. If you are not accompanying them, attach their full name and phone number to their costume, in case of an emergency.
Check all of the sweets your child has received before letting them eat them, if any appear to be opened or tampered with, throw them away. If you are not accompanying your child, make sure they eat a substantial meal before going out, so they are able to resist the temptation of eating them before they get home!
UPDATE: Suki has been found safe and well, thank you to everyone who kept an eye out.
Message from Jenny:
“Our 7 month old silver short haired tabby kitten called Suki hasn’t come home today after going out this morning. She tends to frequent gardens close to us on both Galveston and Schubert Roads and we can normally hear her as she has a bell on her collar. If anyone hears/sees/finds her please can you let me know . She wears a brown collar and has a blue tag with a cat face on it, with my phone no on the reverse. She normally comes home after a couple of hours and has now been out about 9 hours, so we’re getting worried!”
If you see Suki, please let us know ASAP.
Thames Water attended Schubert Road today – Tuesday 17th September 2013 – and Louise McMeekin – the Co-Ordinator of the Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch – was able to ask the engineer to investigate numerous points of concern on the communal water supply pipework. Having investigated thoroughly – Paedar – the engineer was able to confirm 2 x leaks and 2 stop cock leaks.
Paedar has now passed his report onto the FLOW department (headed by Shaun) who will be arranging a thorough test of the communal pipework throughout the entire road between 12am and 4am (over night) within the next 2 weeks. Fingers crossed we’ll get to the bottom of why so many people have wet cellar walls and very low water pressure coming in from the mains!
Thank you to everyone who called Thames Water – as this seems to have prioritised our street and forced their Leak Investigation department to sit up and take us seriously! The next update will follow once we’ve heard more.
Our Jubilee Street Party last year raised a wonderful £250 for the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability on West Hill, thank you very much to everyone who came!
We do hope that you had a great summer and are looking forward to the next few months in the run up to Christmas – please see below a number of URGENT issues which we believe need your attention.
Boris Bikes – On Manfred Road (behind Schubert Road) – 2013/3893 – OBSERVATIONS AND OBJECTIONS MUST BE MADE BY Friday 13th September 2013.
To register any objections, go to www.wandsworth.gov.uk then click on “Find a planning application” and then enter the application number 2013/3893. Then click on “View Associated Application Documents & Make Online Comments for Live Applications”. We have included local residents notes in a a document downloadable below in PDF or Word document format.
Boris Bikes & Water Pressure – Sept 2013
Boris Bikes & Water Pressure – Sept 2013
Water Leaks and Pressure Issues – We need ALL residents to contact Thames Water to URGENTLY request a WATER PRESSURE CHECK ON THE COMMUNAL SUPPLY ON OUR ROAD – there seems to be a Major Leak on the mains supply underneath the pavements which has caused:
- A significant reduction in water pressure
- Damp Cellars
- Sunken pavements
- Residents large bills for replacing boilers, showers, pipework and other water appliances
- Not to mention the gallons of water which are seeping into the ground under the pavements on our road, which will significantly damage the structural integrity of our homes!
We would ask each of you to contact Thames Water directly in order to ensure that they attend to our communal plumbing issue as soon as possible – the more of us that call – the faster the issue will be resolved.
PLEASE CONTACT THAMES WATER ON 0845 9200 800 Using Options 1 then 4 then 1.
Thanks for all your help, if you have any problems, let us know by commenting below or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
A lovely picture of our road sign by talented resident John Kelly (see more of his work here):
Putney Arts Theatre is a local arts theatre in a converted church on the corner of Ravenna Road and the Upper Richmond Road, which houses the Putney Theatre Company and Group 64 (Youth Drama Group).
Putney Theatre Company’s latest production is ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ by Brian Friel, playing from Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st September, see the leaflet below for more details:
You can buy tickets on the website www.putneyartstheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 020 8788 6943.
Something we thought you might be interested in:
“Have you ever seen a neighbour using something and thought: ‘I wonder if I could borrow that’? Sam Stephens was faced with exactly this question when he passed a neighbour on the street with electric hedge-cutters. British politeness stopped him asking to borrow them but then he reflected on the craziness of modern life. It seemed mad to him that those hedgecutters would only be used for a few hours every year but every house on the street needed them – so he started www.streetbank.com
It is now listed by The Times as one of the 50 websites you can’t live without and has grown to be the largest neighbourhood sharing website in the UK with growing communities in the US, Australia and even six members in Tehran. Every day people are sharing – from apples, to Z-beds, from French tuition to ukulele lessons.
To see what your neighbours are offering visit: www.streetbank.com