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Parking On Bonfire Night

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On 28 Oct 2010 at 7:33pm RENE wrote:
Hi can anyone tell me if i got any chance of parking at Tescos on Bonfire night if not where is it possiable to park? I'm Coming from Cowfold.Thanks
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 7:45pm wallander wrote:
last year I forgot to come home early and had to leave my car in Malling and walk home to other end of town. Police close the road at the tunnel roundabout.
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 7:49pm rene wrote:
Oh that wasn't good so do you reckon we could park somewhere near the snowdrop?
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 8:33pm supporter wrote:
honest answer no.
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 8:43pm Mr Forks wrote:
Ask Evil Edna, she knows where to park!
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 8:47pm wallander wrote:
lewesbonfirecouncil.org.uk This has a road closure map etc.
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 9:07pm Burn em! wrote:
Mr Forks you beat me to it!
Ha ha!
Edna will be after you...
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On 28 Oct 2010 at 9:59pm chillie123 wrote:
My advice is Do not come from Cowfold or anywhere else outside of Lewes.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 7:56am Clifford wrote:
Has anyone else received the semi-literate and completely uninformative leaflet from East Sussex County Council about parking arrangements on 5 November? I assume it was written by an overpaid press officer who seems obsessed about 'enjoyable and relaxing' but has no idea how to put information across. If the Argus reporter is reading this get a copy and ask ESCC some questions about its completely uselessness as an information aid.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 8:26am Mr Forks wrote:
If your not from Lewes don't come in and then you don't have to worry about parking, simples!
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 8:33am Smuggler wrote:
Here we go again. Outsiders not welcome??? Get out of here. You love it when they are all applauding your costumes and cheering you on. Do you really want to parade along empty streets? I think not. Bring em on. Even DFL's x
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 8:34am Mr Forks wrote:
Er yes, the last procession throught the empty streets is the best of the night! The public just get in the way.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 8:56am Smuggler wrote:
Nah, you are just to drunk to notice them by then. Well I am and if you are not, you should be!
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 9:25am 'ere be monsters wrote:
You are so right Mr Forks. They moan like hell because we don't cater for their Cowfold tractors parking, they moan they can't see anything and when you consider how many of them there are the collection for our local charities is pretty poor. P**s off the lot of 'em
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 10:04am Clifford wrote:
Mr Forks wrote: 'If your not from Lewes don't come in and then you don't have to worry about parking, simples!'
Mr Forks - the ESCC leaflet is about residents' parking. I am a resident. You really are a silly man.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 10:24am Forkristssake wrote:
Yes, Clifford, so it's highly likely that Mr Forks was addressing Rene then isn't it. Best idea is stay away from Lewes. Empty streets are the best. If you live in Lewes and like Bonfire, then join in. No need for spectators at all.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 10:34am teaboy wrote:
And if you like Bonfire but are from elsewhere I suggest you organise your own event of a similar nature. That way you'll understand why we can get a bit precious about it.
If you are going to attend and drive, I seriously suggest parking near Ringmer and walking in from there.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 11:04am Ed Can Do wrote:
According to the laughably bad leaflet Clifford is refering to, you won't be able to get any further into Lewes than the Cuilfail roundabout after 5pm so both Tesco's carpark and South Street are no go's if you're coming after that time. On top of that, I'd suggest that parking your car earlier than that in either of these locations is a silly idea as both areas will be full of the kind of drunken hooligans Edna is so fond of and any cars left there will probably have rookies rolled under them.

There's precious little on-street parking available in Malling at the best of times so you'd be lucky to find a spot up there too. I know some people park in the Cliffe industrial estate and walk in from there but again, space is limited. Driving in to Lewes on Bonfire night is never going to be a great idea but I suppose there aren't any buses from Cowfold that time of night.

Good luck!
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 11:21am Resident wrote:
Ed has made a good point but as a resident of Cliffe, most of us need to park in Cliffe Ind Est to get our cars out of the way. Any available parking should be for the residents of Lewes and like most are involved in the societies and LOVE IT!
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 12:26pm Rene wrote:
Thanks for for everyones answers, but as for outsiders i am actualy a born and bred lewes girl and only wanted to come in for an event i always go to and have family deeply involved in3 different socitys and do know about parking restrictions,but just thought somone might know some place i don't know about.Thanks anyway going to get train from plumpton.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 12:59pm jrsussex wrote:
The 5th is a truly great night, I have enjoyed it many times. No longer go as I am not as nimble as I used to be but admire the effort put in to make it the night it is. world famous.
Bit over the top to suggest outsidres stay away, I do not think it would be as good a night if they did. Also you must recognise that where alcohol is concerned there will always be a level of very poor behaviour, which is inexcusable. Damage to vehicles and property? Again there is no excuse, The message should be "Enjoy yourselves, have a great evening but respect people, and property"
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 1:29pm jrsussex wrote:
The 5th is a truly great night, I have enjoyed it many times. No longer go as I am not as nimble as I used to be but admire the effort put in to make it the night it is. world famous.
Bit over the top to suggest outsidres stay away, I do not think it would be as good a night if they did. Also you must recognise that where alcohol is concerned there will always be a level of very poor behaviour, which is inexcusable. Damage to vehicles and property? Again there is no excuse, The message should be "Enjoy yourselves, have a great evening but respect people, and property"
 
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 1:29pm jrsussex wrote:
Apologies, posted myself twice.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 1:52pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Respect works both ways jrsussex. Not very respectful to take the attitude "sod 'em I'm parking here"
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 3:10pm don't care if it rains wrote:
Lewes Bonfire is a local event for local for local people, plain and isn't it? Well who is local? Are you no longer welcome back home just because you'ved moved out of Lewes after many years of living in Lewes?
You don't have to be a society member for be a part of it either.
What is unexceptable though is the disrespect outsiders who 'aren't part of it' sometimes show. Working as a marshal in a society I've had so much lip from chavs and the like clearly not from the town who just don't get it.
Equally it also upsets me to see how many tourists talk and woo and weerr during rememberance.
Non society member residents are welcome and to a point vistors are welcome but need to behave like guests at somone else's event.
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On 29 Oct 2010 at 3:53pm toliver wrote:
there is a sign up for park and ride bonfire night and its on the Uckfield road?? have no idea who is doing this??
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On 30 Oct 2010 at 2:48pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've had no end of cretinous behaviour from out-of-towners who have no idea how to behave on the 5th. There are the ones who like to cross the road when the procession is going along and weave in and out, the idiots who pick up spent torches and try and join in, the bloke who lobbed a rookie into the procession from 5 rows back on the pavement, so he couldn't see where he was throwing it (last seen being escorted away by Mr Plod), and my two all-time favourites - a posh woman in a fur coat who asked me to put my torch out because the smoke was getting in her eyes and the absolute imbecile who dropped a lit firework into the mouth of the tuba as the band were walking past Boots.
That last could have led to life-threatening injuries. Keep these idiots away, I say.
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On 31 Oct 2010 at 9:51pm Gus wrote:
And the over-loud rookies are sensible behaviour? @rse!
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On 1 Nov 2010 at 8:36am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I so agree, Gus. Unfortunately the quieter ones were found to be no good at scaring rooks, so they were discontinued.
If you happen to find a stash of pianissimo rookies anywhere, do let us bonfire folk know. In the meantime, I suggest ear plugs for those who don't like the noise. You can cut them in half if you find it makes everything too quiet.
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On 1 Nov 2010 at 10:50am dave wrote:
What a funny lot you are - fireworks night is fun for all. Quit moaning - we are all in this together remember :-))
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On 7 Nov 2010 at 12:38am kelly wrote:
car parking spaces at lower stoneham farm uckfield road A6
loads of spaces
floodlit entrance and exit
minibus rides into town
THE PLACE TO PARK FOR THE LEWES BONFIRE CELEBRATIONS


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