Preventing ‘Mischief’ in our neighbourhoods

So called ‘Mischief Night’ is a time when gangs come out in their droves and wreak havoc in neighbourhoods across the country, bringing misery and dread to many residents.

October 30 seems to have been made a night of chaos when youngsters take to the streets in their droves and see it as their rite of passage to invoke wanton vandalism on the area and disregard the law.

Sadly it’s more than just harmless pranks, as emergency services are put under a huge strain and see a huge spike in calls about anti-social behaviour from youngsters.

So to help lessen the impact on neighbourhoods, Riverside has teamed up with local organisations with a number of diversionary tactics to prevent any nuisance.

One such event takes place tonight (Wednesday 30th October) in Kirkby, Liverpool. The free ‘kids rave’ is at All Saints High School with special guest X-Factor’s Anthony Russell, a DJ, and an LFC raffle.

Riverside has provided funding to hold the party for up to 400 children in conjunction with local charity No More Knives to talk about the issue of knife crime.

The event is in partnership with Merseyside Police, Northwood Together and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. Money raised from the tuck shop will be donated to the No More Knives charity.