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On 6 Nov 2010 at 1:53pm Smier wrote:
What the f@&) was that monstrosity with the cuddly toys all over it doing in bonfire?
It was absolutely hideous and should have no place in the proceedings?
Could that be the future of bonfire?
If it's there next year what shall we do with it?
On 6 Nov 2010 at 2:59pm Julia Squeezer wrote:
Quite right, Smiler. It's the only language we understand.
On 6 Nov 2010 at 4:34pm Lewes Rouser wrote:
was truly disgusting - but someone in the council must've sanctioned it and their trading licence - who is cashing in on bonfire celebrations for locals organised by locals? - certainly not the locals themselves it - I get equally irritated by the supermarket trolleys full of light sabers but they seem to have been accepted over the years - what happened to roast chestnuts?
On 6 Nov 2010 at 5:52pm Corker wrote:
Thoroughly agree with above posts.
The hideous stall appeared to be on the site of the bus station - would that require trading licence, or was it a direct agreement with the owner of the site.

Either way, I feel that a united voice of bonfire should make the council aware of what is appropriate and acceptable when it comes to street trading on the night (it is, afterall, OUR night).
On 7 Nov 2010 at 3:24pm Burn em! wrote:
Absolutely dreadful!
On 8 Nov 2010 at 8:38am 'ere be monsters wrote:
No worse than the florescent tat that is flogged every year. Ought to ban it all.
On 8 Nov 2010 at 4:36pm popeye wrote:
Why dont the local council give all street trading to the bonfire societies and all proceeds can then be shared amongst them for next years displays. I am sure most people would prefer this than lining the pockets of outside entrepaneurs.
On 8 Nov 2010 at 4:57pm Cheese wrote:
Oh come on! Really! Moaning about people less fortunate than yourselves trying to earn some crust for christmas. Embarrassing - is it? No! And roast chestnuts - what is this 1801. You can get roast chestnuts on Saturdays in the farmers market. Just for these comments i'm getting together with a few people to get the biggest pitch i can to sell those flashing lights, t-shirts stating lewes is sh*t. just to rattle all your cages - just to be pathetic with all you twa*ts
On 8 Nov 2010 at 5:51pm Smiler wrote:
If you don't know me how do you they are less fortunate?
Bonfire is not a funfair
On 8 Nov 2010 at 6:07pm popeye wrote:
I agree with you Smiler. Just by reading the aggresive answer by Cheese gives you some idea of what rip off merchants they are. I hope the local council read this and think carefully who they give licences to.
On 8 Nov 2010 at 7:13pm Mr Forks wrote:
All the flashing sh@t and funfair rubbish has nothing to do with bonfire and should be banned from the night. The people selling it are 'car boot' idiots who wouldn't know tradition if it bit them on the @rse.
On 8 Nov 2010 at 7:33pm mr happy wrote:
As we approached the monster sized stall the party of people I was with and myself just couldnt believe it! It was so out of place and we could not believe how awful it looked to be there . It should never happen again on November 5th! Save it for Uckfield and Burgess Hill!
On 8 Nov 2010 at 8:21pm Mr Forks wrote:
Who actually owns the bus station now, surely it would've needed their permission to be there as well. Surely they should be informed about how out of place it was, then again, they probably don't care and just wanted the cash. No morals whatsoever!
On 8 Nov 2010 at 9:00pm Vestan Pance wrote:
No morals whatsoever? Sounds as if permission could come from LDC's planning department.
On 9 Nov 2010 at 10:34am Ed Can Do wrote:
I believe the current owner of the bus station is Bill's brother. It's certainly him that owns the garage side anyway.
On 9 Nov 2010 at 4:03pm me wrote:
that would ring true Ed. This is the guy that turned the fruiterers into a chromed nightmare that was suited to nowhere else except a tacky "English" bar in Spain
On 12 Nov 2010 at 8:45pm Roly Mo wrote:
The only outlets that need licences are those on LDC land, i.e. all car parks (excluding the NCP one). In addition, all food outlets are inspected for safety, but LDC had nothing to do with the teddy bear stall thing. You need to take this up with the owner of the bus station land.

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