PC Marvin Choudhury, local policing officer for Malinslee, is encouraging local youngsters to join in with two unusual Halloween events that are taking place in the ward later this week.
On Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 October, PC Choudhury and his team, along with representatives from the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, are organising two litter picks in an attempt to tidy the local area.
However, these are litter picks with a difference as youngsters are being encouraged to join the litter picks dressed in fancy dress and anyone that does attend in fancy dress is guaranteed a ghostly goodie bag as a reward.
PC Choudhury said: "The litter picks are usually pretty successful but we wanted to make these two slightly different because of the time of year they are happening at. Anyone who turns up in fancy dress will get a ghostly goodie bag to take home with them, while they'll also be able to speak to the police and fire officers in attendance about how to safely use fireworks and how to go trick or treating in a way that doesn't make people feel frightened or intimidated.
"The two litter picks will begin at the old Spar shop on Brunel Road at 12pm on both days and we would expect them to run until around 3pm. Not only will we be doing something positive for the local community, but I also guarantee that we'll all have lots of fun and an enjoyable afternoon too.
"All the equipment required for each litter pick will be supplied free of charge on the day - all youngsters need to do is come along in fancy dress to take part and then claim their goodie bag. Fancy dress is optional though and obviously everyone is welcome to come along, fancy dress or not!"
Article courtesy of West Mercia Police.