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Christmas Late Night Shopping

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On 3 Dec 2014 at 5:25pm Me wrote:
Is there any free parking for late night shopping tomorrow?
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On 3 Dec 2014 at 5:36pm Benny wrote:
So looking forward to late night shopping .Its the high light of the year for me and my wife
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On 3 Dec 2014 at 6:51pm Bongo wrote:
Street parking is free after 5pm, car parks are free after 6pm. I gather that School Hill etc will be pedestrian access only until 9pm.
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On 3 Dec 2014 at 7:18pm Sussex Jim wrote:
So, there you have it. Parking is free for the evening.
But the High Street from Cliffe corner to the bottleneck will be closed to road traffic; so no street parking there.
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On 3 Dec 2014 at 7:48pm ducatipete wrote:
I was in town earlier. Where are the Christmas decorations and lights?
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On 3 Dec 2014 at 7:52pm Me wrote:
Thanks all. Yes, I imagine that School Hill will be closed until at least 9pm, it has been previously. Ducatipete - LDC does not usually do copious decorations, Harveys are lovely though.
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 10:03am trooper wrote:
We have got two Xmas trees with lights, is that not enough ??
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 3:17pm Clifford wrote:
Lewes should move the celebrations to Bonfire night. Enough of this Christian nonsense. We're a pagan town and proud of it.
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 3:48pm Satan's little helper wrote:
Oh yes Bonfire, that famous pagan festival...centered around the burning of protestant martyrs and the war memorial. Plumbing new depths of ignorance Clifford?
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 4:35pm Edward j.r wrote:
my wife and my self are so looking forward to the late night shopping
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 6:14pm Clifford wrote:
Don't be daft Satan's litte helper, of course it's pagan, with a pretend religious overlay. And what has the war memorial got to do with it?Pagans remember too.
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On 4 Dec 2014 at 10:42pm Belladonna wrote:
Every year there are complaints about Xmas lights - or lack of. Why do the town council/ chamber of commerce not sort this out ? Seriously the Xmas shopping night looked drab and dismal. Make an effort !!!!!!
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 9:50am Sussex Traveller wrote:
Belladonna - compare Lewes' abysmal Christmas lights with those in Battle... No contest.
How on earth can a small place like Battle afford a half-decent set of coordinated lights down the length of its High Street if a town the size of Lewes cannot....?
Someone in Battle (whether it is down to Parish/Town council, local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary club, local residents....I have no idea) seems to have managed to raise the cash to install them, so how come a town the size of Lewes cannot find the funds?
As ever a **** poor show for what claims to be the County Town of East Sussex. Lewes should feel ashamed of itself.
It's the one time of the year I don't feel proud of my home town.
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 12:47pm trooper wrote:
I am sure we will be told (perhaps) that LDC cannot afford any decorations other than the two trees that are allready in situ, and that local traders are reluctant to give any money. This argument has come up every year for as long as I can remember, and I sense it will go on and on and on.
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 2:32pm Just a thought wrote:
We keep hearing how popular Lewes is for Londoners to relocate to and then commute to each day.
Perhaps some of the hedge fund managers could put their hand in their deep pockets to sponsor the festive lights, in the way that the Victorian philanthropists paid for many urban improvements.
The state won't be doing that sort of thing anymore.
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 3:05pm stevet wrote:
I recall reading an article online a few years back that explained why it is technically very difficult to string lights across Lewes High Street because of the varying heights and age/construction of the buildings. I forget why not, but I remembering it making sense.
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 4:50pm Belladonna wrote:
Nothing's impossible - if Uckfield and Battle can manage - and most other towns/ high streets in Britain, then variations in architectural style and height is a poor excuse. Most high streets have a variety of building styles and heights. And what about using lampposts for displays ?
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 8:31pm Amy wrote:
i have often thought that lights on the lamp posts would be great very simple, just wrap around the post fairy lights I have seen this in Towns and looks great at night simple but effective.
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On 5 Dec 2014 at 10:25pm Ian Paisley wrote:
If they can string a No Popery banner then they can string some fairy lights
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On 6 Dec 2014 at 8:52am kitty cat wrote:
Polegate can manage to decorate and even Willingdon. Hailsham, Tunbridge Wells, Burgess Hill, Crowborough are very pretty - the list goes on. LEWES IS AWFUL. Haywards Heath, who's High Street is twice the size of Lewes, can manage to have decs across the High Street. For goodness sake - even Seaford and Newhaven have Decs. As many have said before - it is sad that Lewes can do nothing !
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On 6 Dec 2014 at 9:19am Border Control wrote:
Interesting, do the other towns close the high street to all traffic, at the same time as trying to attract shoppers ? It's the sort of mad cap idea that the Greens would probably do in Brighton. Locals presumably would/could walk in, but the town relies on visitors too.
Every year it's a sad, dull fiasco.
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On 6 Dec 2014 at 2:29pm Mark wrote:
It's all about priorities clearly. We do a damn good job of decorating the place when it's all about marking sectarian divisions that are rooted in events from 8 centuries back - That's why Haywards Heath is constantly getting druv, I would imagine.
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On 6 Dec 2014 at 5:14pm Norton Norm wrote:
Bit Harsh Pete - I could drive the combo through the town with some fairy lights on


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