Halloween Safety and Environmental Awareness Campaign

SDCC Halloween Tallaght Lucan Clondalkin

This year, to raise awareness and to encourage our citizens to stay safe, South Dublin County Council has published a colourful information leaflet providing facts and tips on how to stay safe at Halloween. The leaflet also contains details of the various family events hosted by South Dublin County Council’s Libraries. Members of the public can find information on incentives offered by the Council to avoid damage to community open spaces as a result of illegal bonfires. “Bulbs Not Bonfires” is a reward available through the Council’s innovative Social Credits Scheme. This initiative provides communities with flowers in the spring in return for organising alternative Halloween activities which will not harm our environment.

A free pass to Ballymount Civic Amenity Centre will be provided to every Social Credit applicant / group from Monday 17th October to encourage recycling, one pass allows one entry for one car and will be valid until Friday 11 November 2022.

As Halloween is fast approaching, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Emma Murphy said “Halloween is a fun time but also a time to be safe during activities. South Dublin County Council works with a number of emergency services to support them in making our community safe during this time of the year such as An Garda Síochána, Dublin Fire Brigade and the Ambulance Services. For Halloween 2022 I am encouraging residents to participate in Bulbs not Bonfires and eliminate unnecessary costs related to bonfire clean-ups as well as the pressure Halloween places on public safety and our Emergency Services.  It is natural that people and especially young people will be excited about Halloween but please enjoy the festivities safely and remember to look after our furry friends too. Pets can get quite alarmed during Halloween, so keep them safe.” Mayor Murphy encourages children to participate in the many activities taking place throughout our county, particularly in libraries. You can check out what’s happening in your area on www.southdublin.ie

And don’t forget to check out the free concert which will take place on Halloween, Monday 31st October, from 7pm to 10pm at Tallaght Stadium. Teenagers aged between 14 and 18 will have the opportunity to enjoy live performances from musicians including Jafaris, Sello and the NOISE Music Collective. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.



Related News