Glenda and Sophie Smith with Madison, 5, and Eloise, 3. Pictures: Ian Burt

Witches, ghosts and ghouls took to the streets of Gaywood when neighbours organised a Covid-safe Halloween treat for children in the area.

Residents in Bevis Way, off Marsh Lane, have been arranging community events since lockdown began, from a VE day street party to virtual bingo and  delivering roast dinners to vulnerable people on Mother’s Day.

Last Saturday, organisers the Bevis Way Babes, arranged a socially distanced Halloween parade along the street and neighbours put out pumpkins for a pumpkin competition. 

There were also treats left out on tables at the end of people’s driveways for youngsters.

One of the organisers, Michele Stewart, said: “Our little street has become even more of a community since Covid and we did not want the little children to miss out on dressing up for Halloween.”