Police in Horncastle have again launched a popular poster campaign to help protect homeowners over Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Nationally, there is a marked increase in reports of Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) at this time of the year.
However, local residents are being offered the chance to obtain a poster which they can display in their window.
The posters are designed to deter any ‘trick or treaters’ from calling.
PCSO Nigel Wass said: “The posters are ideal for more vulnerable people - like the elderly or disabled - but they are available to everyone.
“Not everyone wants callers at their door and it can be upsetting.”
PSCO Wass was quick to praise local youngsters with Horncastle reporting very few problems with ASB in recent years.
He also revealed police had been visiting local schools in the build-up to Halloween and Bonfire Night to get their message across.
He added: “Generally, we don’t have many problems and hopefully that will continue this year.”
The posters - which are free - are available from several locations, including the Police Station and the Horncastle News in Church Lane.