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On 25 Oct 2016 at 1:53pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
In previous years, it used to be possible to leave Tesco's car park, or Cliffe industrial estate, and leave via the tunnel. Friends have done it many a time!
Whether people will be stuck in town until 1.00 am depends on how rigorously the road closure is enforced. When taken ill one Nov 5th, I drove home from the Phoenix car park, via Malling Hill and Hamsey, and was allowed through the road closure at the bottom of the motor road to get home at about 9.30 pm.
I guess if they plead some sort of emergency, it would be a bit mean not to let them get out to get home tbh.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:06pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Given the police are normally all home in bed by 11, I suspect getting out of town will be significantly easier than getting in.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:38pm Tomcat wrote:
You CAN get out of road closures!..... If they were to turn you away they would have to assume that you would turn around a drive your car back towards the event which then kind of defeats the object of not letting cars through and towards the event so they will let you out!
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 3:22pm Slarty wrote:
Tomcat - In the past they have kept cars waiting to leave the new estate Malling trying to get up Church Lane long after the Waterloo fireworks had ended (don't actually know what time they let people leave). If the road is closed, it is closed (otherwise anyone inside the road closure could drive all through Lewes after 5pm!).
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:13pm youngmum wrote:
It's just not fair on those of us with young kids. I'll have to bring the double buggy now - at least the dog will enjoy the walk in from Kingston.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:43pm Mmm k wrote:
Youngmum- bringing young kids and a dog is unfair but I suspect you're a troll with troll kids and dog anyway
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 5:07pm Sister Act wrote:
Lol, I'm trolling my head off at that responses lol lol , good one son !!
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 6:08pm Hyena wrote:
' Lock Down ' Didn't realise Lewes was the Alabama State Penitentiary.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 9:34pm Old Malling wrote:
Apparently B&H buses don't really know what they're doing yet and are waiting for a meeting tomorrow to decide what to do with their 29 and 28 buses. Should be an announcement on Friday. Assuming that they're not going to be allowed through the road blocks I can only imagine that they'll have to make their last stop at Kingston Ridge and go back around the roundabout?
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 10:09pm JJ wrote:
Slatry, that's balls, I've driven out from Malling between 9pm and 11pm every year for at least the past 5, up Church Road and headed north on A26. The police are happy to let you drive out but not in.
The power that be want bonfire stopped. They want an excuse. It's because it's on Saturday night this year and the rail strike gives them the excuse. Sadly bonfires days are numbered.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 11:22pm Smiler wrote:
You should be able to park in Cliffe industrial estate and exit via Southeram thereby avoiding the road block at the A27 roundabout


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On 26 Oct 2016 at 12:24am Local wrote:
It's starting to feel like the authorities are trying to make life so awkward for residents and indeed others who need to travel through Lewes, that they join the "let's stop bonfire" brigade.
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On 26 Oct 2016 at 8:03am Won't be druv wrote:
Won't ever stop lewes bonfire. FACT.
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On 26 Oct 2016 at 8:17am Powder dry wrote:
@smiler should have kept tha to yourself for a bit longer ,, now everyone knows I and my guess is thes only room for 500 cars maybe , I don't think you will be able tu use the A27 slip to get in , and getting out isn't the problem , I can't see how it helps to keep crowds down by shutting the tunnel , if the traffic is kept moving with no stopping or right turn at the snail , what difference will it make it would be nice to hear from One of the two Ed's in charge ,
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On 26 Oct 2016 at 9:15am Nige wrote:
I got the impression the additional road closure was a security measure rather than a crowd control one
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On 26 Oct 2016 at 1:25pm Powder dry wrote:
Whilst I agree with security I'm not sure that's going to make us all any safer , when you consider the free movement of people and vehicles during the day and days before ,
 
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On 27 Oct 2016 at 1:25pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
If it's a security issue, I'm intrigued as to why the perceived risk is greater this year than in previous years. And if it's a security issue, will it go back to normal if the perceived risk is lower next year?
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On 27 Oct 2016 at 2:24pm Guy wrote:
Stopping bonfire. What a splendid idea.
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On 27 Oct 2016 at 6:11pm A Person wrote:
I imagine the concern is that Lewes would be a key target for a Nice type outrage, given the numbers of people on our narrow streets. Next year is also a Saturday, so I'd guess that the concern would be similar.
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On 27 Oct 2016 at 7:52pm lewes resident wrote:
this is the worst part of Bonfire Night in Lewes, sorry forgetting the noise ,the early closure of shops, the waste of money on fireworks. etc. etc.
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On 28 Oct 2016 at 12:05pm Ed Can Do wrote:
It's ok, it's all been moved to the 12th now so it'll be a lot quieter and there'll be no need for roadblocks.
 
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On 28 Oct 2016 at 12:33pm Nige wrote:
Brighton and hove buses have confirmed they will be running to Harwoods from Brighton and also in from Uckfield. They are adding 10 extra buses and big lemon will also be running their service to the same location on the 5th
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On 28 Oct 2016 at 7:08pm Not nige wrote:
There is no bus / taxi rank for drop off at hardwoods as in previous years , unless it's compleated by 5pm , however they will not be able to pick up from there later in the evening , the nearest point will be the roundabouts at either end of the town and even that I doubt will ball owed by the road policing unit , hope this helps before you buy a ticket ,
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On 28 Oct 2016 at 8:41pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Better tell Brighton & Hove buses that. Their website says that buses will be stopping there on the 5th. It seems that the A26 between Earwig Corner and Southerham will be open to buses but no other traffic.
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On 29 Oct 2016 at 1:23am Nige wrote:
If thats the case not nige why did the bus company confirm the extra buses they woild be putting on and that buses would be allowed through the road block
 
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On 29 Oct 2016 at 7:45pm Not nige wrote:
2 reasons , first one is that when directly asked Silver told us there would be not bus taxi terminus at that location , and second the societies have been to,d even with our exception passes that we have had in place for a number of years will not garuntee our bands will get through after 5pm ,
 
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On 30 Oct 2016 at 6:54am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Not letting the band coaches through is ridiculous. Some of the bands come from quite far away to play on the 5th, and in the 25 years I've lived here, they have always been allowed through the closures.
 
 
On 30 Oct 2016 at 8:29am Nige wrote:
Thanks for your concern not nige but i dont need a ticket and also remain concerned about our bands not getting through. Was merely pointing out that 2 bus companies have been informed by the police they will be allowed as far as harwoods. Hopefully the same common sense will be applied to the bands
 
 
On 30 Oct 2016 at 10:58am Not nige wrote:
I too am not bothered was just trying to post something that might be of help , as that was the police position as of Tuesday last week , maybe there has been a deal done , and if that's the case maybe the official passes will be recognised, To me it does seem a bit over the top to close theA26 and displace more people than nesscary , just my opinion


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