On 20 Nov 2011 at 10:35am Grumpynosleep wrote:
I love bonfire and banger's. But why do we have to put up with selfish twats returning from out meetings letting off banger's til the early hours of the morning?
We expect it on the 5th! But as a dog owner who has to put up with a aggravated hound barking and running round the house at 2am. Just because some drunken sod wants to let off banger's, I get very p*ssed off when i have disrupted sleep!
On 20 Nov 2011 at 12:51pm Tired legs wrote:
Me too. I have a baby that woke and bawled every time a rookie was let off and a dog that now won't go out and and trembles uncontrollably whenever we try to make her.
If these idiots can't control themselves then the police should be patrolling the street at bonfire time and arrest them... as well as being annoying to a large amount of people, letting off explosives in the street is illegal!
Wake up you cretins, before the cries for bonfire to be heavily controlled become too loud for the authorities to ignore.
Where are the public statements form the bonfire societies about this behaviour?
On 20 Nov 2011 at 1:12pm Sleepless In Sussex wrote:
Hear hear, the narrow streets and twittens in Lewes are full of old people and families with young children, terrified by these selfish morons blowing explosives up outside their windows until nearly 4am, last night, and every Saturday in autumn. The problem is that the societies encourage it. You can see the morons outside the Elephant and Castle, their "HQ", setting them off. No-one intervenes from the societies, and obviously the police don't give a toss. (I think the police believe the rest of the town deserves it). The bonfire boys ‚?? er grown men ‚?? just think it's all a right old laugh, "we won't be druv" and all that cobblers used as an excuse to upset their own community. Otherwise why would they fire a cannon at 6am on the 5th?
They're so dim they actually take pride in being antisocial. Just look at their facebook posts and forums bragging about the injuries from blue rookies. I know some personally, and they think they're hilarious, when they are in fact selfish, unfunny, tragic scumbags.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 1:18pm Mme B wrote:
Many of them, I understand, live in a certain street at the East end of the town. When I lived there I found they let off bangers throughout the night, and anyone who objected was told they were "enemy of bonfire". After they had kept everyone awake on the night of the 4th, they would then retire to sleep for the day, to refresh themselves for the activities to come. Why not arm yourself with very loud bangers and set them off throughout the day in that street, so that they can appreciate the annoyance they cause.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 2:39pm Hay Nonnie Mouse wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of rookies but it is only at the weekend and surely you can just go back to sleep? It only happens on 4 Saturdays during November? If you let it wind you up you'll be the one that suffers not them - ?
On 20 Nov 2011 at 3:21pm supporter wrote:
what a stupid post mouse.
they are annoying dogs waking up babies and generally being very antisocial.
sure way of getting a crackdown of the legal night for celebrations
On 20 Nov 2011 at 3:27pm Normal adult wrote:
Gosh there's some sanctimonious bollox on this thread already!
I don't think that the Elly was open until 4am this morning for starters, and that excellent pub cannot be blamed if various people of various ages decide to let a few off whilst walking home through the town in the early hours at the end of the outmeeting season. Last night's noise was probably down to just 2 or 3 people, which is why the seven societies don't bother making formal statements.
To my knowledge, not once this year has there been 'organised' mass rookie-lighting at anti-social hours apart - from the 4-5th.
And before all the self-righteous toss*rs on here start banging on about me being as bad as the worst of 'em, I'll finish by saying that I have two nervous dogs, live near one of the HQ pubs, and like my sleep too...
On 20 Nov 2011 at 5:24pm bastian wrote:
kept me awake to but not as often or as long as the middle class twat up the road who has loud parties until 4am more than a few weekends..she has young children on one side, the parents must be knackered by monday.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 5:27pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I too was kept awake last night by selfish individuals.I last looked at the clock at 2 30am after hearing extremely loud bangs. I must have eventually,with the help of a sleeping tablet, fallen into an exhausted sleep! My sympathies are with those with children,often terrified,animals,almost demented with fear,the elderly,myself included,who make our own fun,arrangements etc ,for the 5th.All of the last, I have experienced. So,why are we again,two weeks later,having to endure this without warning,sedatives for our animals,no chance to arrange out of Lewes care for the children?One day these selfish people will have children,animals perhaps,what IS certain is they will get old and possibly find out just how frightening these hideous bangs are.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 7:03pm observer wrote:
I know lets ban fireworks, dogs, screaming babies, loud music, motor bikes, low flying jets in fact lets ban having fun.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 7:26pm Yawn.... wrote:
On 20 Nov 2011 at 7:41pm peaceful wrote:
"The problem is that the societies encourage it." what rubbish. Just because people have been to a bonfire event doesn't mean it has anything to do with the actions of a society, merely just individuals. On the contrary The societies specifically discourage this sort of behaviour in their newsletters etc.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 8:47pm observer wrote:
You have picked the right name YAWN. Next time keep it shut your breath stinks. Cretin with knobs on HaHaHa!
On 20 Nov 2011 at 8:59pm landport lady wrote:
sleepless in sussex why do you refer to us bonfire members as scumbags ???? just because a smsll amount of people which might not even be members let bangers off. i have lived in lewes all my life and the odd banger being let off has allways happened. i do agree that it is not a great thing but it does happen. and as for societys encourageing it you couldnt be further away all societys send out messages to members to respect the people of lewes on returning after outmeetings.and for your info its not a cannon that is fired at 6am on the 5th you stupid scumbag.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 9:20pm mr happy wrote:
Where is a street east of Lewes ? Not very good at geography! I stayed in Lewes town centre last night and was woken up by noisy vehicles so perhaps Lewes could ban the scumbags who drive around Lewes in the dead of the night! I didnt hear one bang at all either.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 9:42pm Bazooka Joe wrote:
What a shame this has degenerated into a slanging match.
Bonfire boys and girls need to consider others BUT non-Bonfire folk need to accept that Bonfire is intrinsic to this town.
On 20 Nov 2011 at 9:46pm Bazooka Joe wrote:
BTW, I am a society member and own an anxious dog. Must admit I was not too impressed when I walked down Station Street late yesterday afternoon and a customer from the Lansdown threw a rookie out behind my dog (customer was in plain clothes). But it is part and parcel of living in the Bonfire capital of the world!
On 20 Nov 2011 at 11:20pm Yawn..... wrote:
Yehah! We're small, we're wa‚?Ę‚?Ę‚?Ę‚?Ę‚?Ę‚?Ę‚?Ę and we're really proud of it, so proud that for a month every year we are going to make you suffer!
On 21 Nov 2011 at 8:05am Kristian wrote:
P l u r a l s d o n 't h a v e A p o t r o p h e s !
S i m p l e s
On 21 Nov 2011 at 1:18pm Twister wrote:
Correct...but apostrophes do have more than 1 "s".
On 21 Nov 2011 at 1:31pm The Greek wrote:
Everyone should man up really. It's the end of the season now for another year, so get off your high horses and enjoy it!
On 21 Nov 2011 at 5:45pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the post-meeting noise has been a lot better over the last couple of years. This weekend was the last for outmeetings, and that's always a bit more noisy. Hopefully, that'll be the end of it now.
I think it's unfair to blame the societies en masse for the actions of just a few individuals. After all, there must be close on 4,000 society members, the majority of whom live in or close to Lewes. It only takes a tiny minority to make a racket and you can't really blame all 4,000 for what could be the actions of just a handful of people.
On 21 Nov 2011 at 7:11pm Oily wrote:
The societies should 'man up' (sic) and publically condemn the letting off explosives in the streets.
On 21 Nov 2011 at 7:41pm expat wrote:
There aren't any societies here in the Antipodes, and I could hear it all weekend.
On 22 Nov 2011 at 6:09pm Burn em wrote:
Oh for goodness sake! It's a few bangs for a handful of Saturdays in the autumn.
I am constantly woken up by vehicles, workmen, rubbish collections, schoolkids - do we ban all of those too? Of course not, they are part of everyday life. And in Lewes the odd rookie going off when people come back from outmeetings is also a part of life.
Either get over it - or don't live in Lewes.
On 22 Nov 2011 at 8:20pm Sleepless In Sussex wrote:
"Oh for goodness sake". Well there you have it. "Only a few bangs, get over it, this is Lewes, we're going to make you suffer, blah blah" So they do condone chucking bangers around all night, on the basis of "I get woken up by schoolkids and rubbish collection." What, at 3 am?
Actually, I have a favourite hobby of my own. It's called golf. Bit of a Lewes tradition. I normally only do it at certain times and places - on a golf course in the daytime, but I think now I'll start whacking balls through the twittens all night too. Why not? Jeezus - do you want to spoil everyone's fun? So you've got a baby asleep just 5 feet from where I'm teeing off? Tough luck, man up. While I'm out there with my 9-iron, if I happen to meet a rookie thrower, I can assault them round the ears too, like they do to me. If you don't like my hobby, either get over it or don't live in Lewes.
On 22 Nov 2011 at 9:11pm Burn em wrote:
Calm down Sleepless. You'll get all worked up and you won't be able to sleep...
Looking forward to Xmas and New Year? Bang bang...
On 23 Nov 2011 at 9:52am Gus Poyet wrote:
I had this all the time when I was in Spain. It's going to happen. Why don't you just stop crying like a baby and get on with it.
On 23 Nov 2011 at 10:33am Brixtonbelle wrote:
I really don;t know why so many people complain about the bangers at night. It's occasional. If it was constant I could understand. Maybe having lived ina noisy city where fireworks are set off at any time/ celebration throughout the year (the two months around bonfire night are the worse, naturally), the Lewes rookies just don't bother me at all. In fact seems to me that becasue it is such a huge event in Lewes, the noise is almost completely concentrated on the 5th and most other nights are very quiet - spookily so.
On 25 Nov 2011 at 10:19pm The Super K wrote:
Don't like the bangs, don't live in a bonfire town..... Brighton... or Hove actually may be more your idea of a peaceful night...... Or Eastbourne you moany old gits!!!!
On 26 Nov 2011 at 3:21pm Decent Citizen wrote:
The Super K,Super OFF!Some of us have been here a VERY long time and their families before them, and know, and recall from that experience ,that Bonfire,long before you were born or thought of probably,was ALWAYS a great event,just not so noisy,or infiltrated by so many morons!
On 26 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Bastion,just seen your post. We once had a neighbour like that,no consideration at all. So,one Sunday morning when they were sleeping in,and hangovers off,we put the radio on full blast next to their bedroom wall and went out! Funnily enough, they were rather cross when we came home in the evening!After having asked nicely on several occasions for a reasonable winding down time of their parties and being ignored,there was no more Mr and Mrs nice. They played dirty ,so did we! It did not take too long for the message from us to get through.
On 27 Nov 2011 at 1:27am AYATOLLAH HOGMANNY wrote:
Well done DC, it needs a few more people to do that and then they might, just might, start showing a little e more consideration for other people, we can but hope!!!!
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