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Ban fireworks

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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:06pm So stupid... wrote:
What is wrong with idiotic people, why on earth would some prat be letting off fireworks at 10pm on a Wednesday??!! They obviously don't have a job or any pets, hope they get burnt!
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:11pm IMEYOU wrote:
Splendid Display . . Hurrah . . Only 142 days till the fifth
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:13pm So stupid... wrote:
Get a life you saddo!!
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:27pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
I watched it from my patio, shame it didnt last longer, it needed to be louder.
so stupid needs to get a life, they have got nothing better to do than be on here moaning as soon as the fireworks had finished, they need to get a life.
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:41pm MeMyselfMe wrote:
I dont understand why so stupid lives in lewes? This is a town that prides itself on all things bonfire. Fireworks were here before you moved in and will be here after you leave. I have animals, and it scares them for a second. Why not buy a fireworks cd and play it to them. that way they wont be scared!
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:50pm Mr Forks wrote:
Stop moaning people!
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On 15 Jun 2011 at 11:31pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
Now im being sad,
Its 80 days until uckfield bonfire
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 12:21am Guy wrote:
Ban it all.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:27am Dickie wrote:
"Why not buy a fireworks cd and play it to them. that way they wont be scared!"
Are you retarded or just plain stupid?
 
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 2:11am expat two wrote:
"are you retarded or just plain stupid"
Are you a troll or just living under a bridge?
 
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 8:50am Julia Squeezer wrote:
And it's about time someone did something about all that damn salt in the sea. Not only is it wasteful, it's bad for dogs.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 9:08am 'ere be monsters wrote:
It does seem a shame that anyone who doesn't like fireworks should live in Lewes. So Stupid are you a Lewesian or did you move here?
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 9:34am Jesus wrote:
I think it's possible someone to be a Lewesian and not like fireworks. Not sure being born here automatically makes you like them :-/
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 10:25am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Of course it is possible I wasn't suggesting otherwise. I would defend anyone's right to there phobias. It is also the case that just because you let off fireworks, in a town with so much firework tradition, you are not automatically an idiot or a prat that is unemployed or petless that deserves to be burnt.
I only asked a question, you read something else into it.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 12:25pm Wonder boy. wrote:
What were they in aid of anyway?
I like a good bang on a wet Wednesday!
Or any other day come to that.
 
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:13pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Unfortunately I didn't even hear them.
 
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:31pm Mr Forks wrote:
I heard them but couldn't see them. Can't beat a good bang any time of year. If you don't like fireworks, don't live here, simple! And before anyone says anything about thier poor pets, we have two cats and they don't even notice the fireworks!
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:56pm Old Cynic wrote:
Why is everyone so rude and touchy about Fireworks?
I don't like fireworks cos I have dogs who are terrified (and those CDs didn't work they are smart enough to know the diffrence between real and recorded sound, neither does DAP nor valium) and that doesnt make me 'sad' or 'a loser' of a 'dfl' or anything else for that matter
I love the 5th and support our traditions but I do take the dogs away for a couple days before and after and have a wee holiday - which is nice
I dont mind displays as long as I know about them and can take the dogs of to the pub somewhere quiet - so I think they should be advertised in some way so that people know what is going on, where and when - its only neighbourly
What I do hate a fireworks going off at random events, or idiots chucking them around in the street, or at Aunt Fannys birthday party, or the day before/ after Aunty Fanny's party - when you have had a terrified dog triying to hide under your pillow when you are on it you'd know what I mean!
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 2:39pm Captain sensible wrote:
Well said old cynic
 
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 2:42pm mr happy wrote:
It was possibly Plumpton College Ball ?
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 4:09pm bastian wrote:
it's not the end of the world if a few fireworks go off unexpectedly,you will survive and so will your pets.It isn't every night just as you drop off to sleep.Give it a rest.Someone else could be just as put out by your mower, or dog barking..live and let live.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 4:42pm So stupid... wrote:
What a surprise this thread going the way it did, Old Cynic I have to congratulate you for your worthwhile input and agree with everything you said.
I was born here and don't actually feel I should have to move away because I don't like people letting off random fireworks (which I thought was illegal now anyway?!). I don't have a problem with Bonfire night or organised events that you can be prepared for but the upset it causes when you are not expecting it is horrible, they don't bother me but if you saw how scared one of my dogs gets you might understand what it's like.
Perhaps one day when you're all big & grown up you might have a child that is terrified of fireworks and you'll be able to say 'go to sleep, it's not the end of the world' because that'll make it all right won't it!!
And by the way... mowers aren't really that scary!!
 
 
On 16 Jun 2011 at 7:03pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
It's not surprising you have ended the thread the way you started it, using personal insults to qualify your argument. It does seem so stupid.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 8:24pm happydays wrote:
Please dont think that the fireworks that went off last night i agree with as i wasn't to chuffed myself. I have lived in lewes all my life i have a dog and i am a bonfire girl. But letting off a firework display mid week late at night rather riled me last night. blaming everything automatically ie every firework display on stupid people and it always relating back to the people that keep the tradition of bonfire strong in town is stupid.
Lewes = Bonfire and thats why i am proud of living in lewes.

firework safety and the law states
It is against the law to:
set off or throw fireworks in the street or other public place
set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am ?? except during certain celebrations
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 8:50pm Just an observation wrote:
EBM, I assume you are a bonfire boy. Can you please explain what it is about loud bangs that gets you so excited? Your regular posts confirm you are neither young nor stupid but I can sense your hackles rise at he slightest 'slight' on fireworks. It appears to be your weakness.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 9:12pm invisible man wrote:
You are so right Bastian about dogs barking. They are worse than fireworks because they yap all year day and night, crap everywhere and in some cases bite and some have actually killed children. So come on stop whinging about fireworks and ban dogs.
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On 16 Jun 2011 at 9:25pm So stupid... wrote:
That was well put HD. Although I have never been a bonfire girl, I would have said similar to you if I wasn't so angry at the time, this was because I was just off to bed as I get up at 5am and had to stay up quite late to try to calm my dog down.
I did not blame it on people involved with bonfire, after living here all of my life I probably know more 'Lewes bonfire boys & girls' than a lot of you on this forum and in my experience they don't usually do such mindless things. I don't believe it was an organised display as someone would have known about it, it certainly wasn't coming from Plumpton college, it was the wrong direction.
I am allowed to have my own opinion and I am not going to apologise for it.
People should just be a bit more considerate!
 
 
On 16 Jun 2011 at 10:33pm old Cynic wrote:
I think lawn mowers are scary - in particular flymos with them scary bits of spinning plastic, my neighbour cut a finger off with one of those when I was a kid
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 9:31am invisible man wrote:
I pinched a lawnmower once but my mate grassed me up.
 
 
On 17 Jun 2011 at 9:44am 'ere be monsters wrote:
J an O. Yes I am. If you don't know you won't understand. I'm certainly not young, I'd like to think I'm not stupid. No hackles when bonfire is attacked, just defensive. It is by far and away not my only weakness.
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 2:49pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Living in Lewes we know what November the 5th entails. You don"t like it? Got pets?Make your own arrangements,you have been forewarned!But, I do take issue when out of the blue we have a series of loud bangs etc in the evening on nights other than bonfire.I understood that a licence had to be granted which surely means we would be informed ie local paper or something wider. I am not a party pooper just fed up with being made to jump out of my skin unexpectedly.
 
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 3:02pm Mr Forks wrote:
Licence to let off a firework?! Don't think so pal, bloody Big Brother nanny state etc....................
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 3:47pm Guy wrote:
After the Festival Fireworks incident how can anyone in their right mind defend fireworks?
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 3:59pm Not Anti Bonfire wrote:
It was from a garden in Landport. Whoever it was, was breaking the law. There is a curfew between 11pm am 7am outside of designated dates. Registered sellers of fireworks must only sell fireworks during the defined selling period. Bonfire night 15th oct to 10th nov. New Year 26th Dec to 31st Dec Divai three days before and after.There is also a law in place for unnecessary distress to animals.£1000 fine!SO,where did you get your fireworks? Had I been near enough to pinpoint which house it came from , I would have reported it.A few morons delight and enjoyment outside of the 5th, are many others nights of distress. Selfish,oafish people.
 
 
On 17 Jun 2011 at 4:19pm teaboy wrote:
Before trying to spout legal rubbish maybe you should actually learn what the law is surrounding fireworks.
The OP said the display was at 10pm - not illegal as it was not between 11pm and 7am.
It was on private land (as you stated - a garden on Landport) - not illegal.
Fireworks can be purchased from specialist suppliers at all times throughout the year. Even if they weren't bought from a specialist then it is the seller, not the customer that has broken the law.
'Unnecessary distress to animals' would imply the intent to cause such distress. I think we can all agree that this was NOT the intention of those using fireworks on this occasion.
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 4:27pm invisible man wrote:
All you people that say ban fireworks should think themselves lucky that they dont live in a war torn state where every bang brings fear into their hearts. The sound of fireworks in this country means people are enjoying themselves so lighten up and think yourselves lucky.
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 4:51pm Guy wrote:
"The sound of fireworks in this country means people are enjoying themselves"
........and getting seriously injured.
 
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 4:53pm invisible man wrote:
You Prat!. Lets ban cars then.
 
 
On 17 Jun 2011 at 7:21pm In gus we trust wrote:
I hurt myself once on some plastic cutlery, lets get that taken off the shelves at supermarkets! When you think of the number of people in lewes on the 5th then theres not really that many casualties, people can get injured by the most inocuous things, not just fireworks but you cant just ban everything that MIGHT hurt someone.
 
 
On 17 Jun 2011 at 7:59pm Happydays wrote:
At the end of the day if we only had the trains that bring the idiots loaded up with alcohol stopped or even reduced then their would be hardly any injuries in lewes on the fifth.
MOST people on bonfire night are there to enjoy the tradition in lewes.
And licences don't have to be provided for firework displays nor do they have to provide locals with notice but I do agree a week day 1045 at night seriously ????
 
 
On 17 Jun 2011 at 7:59pm Happydays wrote:
At the end of the day if we only had the trains that bring the idiots loaded up with alcohol stopped or even reduced then their would be hardly any injuries in lewes on the fifth.
MOST people on bonfire night are there to enjoy the tradition in lewes.
And licences don't have to be provided for firework displays nor do they have to provide locals with notice but I do agree a week day 1045 at night seriously ????
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 8:50pm Roly Mo wrote:
I don't know whether you are a troll Guy, but do you really need to stir up the Festival Fireworks thing again? And I agree with others, cars cause more deaths than fireworks, and I believe more people have been killed by dogs in the last five years, than the two killed at the firework factory. So lets ban dogs and cars. And Guy.
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On 17 Jun 2011 at 9:11pm Guy wrote:
The story is thus: A close relation of mine lost the sight in his left eye thanks to someone else fooling around with fireworks. I took him to A&E and was there when he was told he would never see again out of that eye. There. I rest my case.


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