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Parking on Bonfire..tesco?

On 29 Oct 2012 at 6:00am Daisy wrote:
I have to commute about 20 miles by car to work in Lewes and have to work in lewes on Bonfire til midnight at the least. Therefore ruling out any form of public transport for me. How/Where can i park for the day? I'll be parking my car from about 7/8am. I heard that you can park in Tesco? is that true? If so how much and where do you pay! I don't really want to park on the outskirts of lewes as i'm not local and have the worst sense of direction!
Many thanks!
On 29 Oct 2012 at 8:33am Parking attendant wrote:
Park on any of the estates and walk into town. I wouldn't risk leaving your car at Tesco with drunken yobs carrying rookies looking for 'a laugh'
On 29 Oct 2012 at 8:41am MAP PIRATE wrote:
YARGHH! Shivver me Parking!
Get one of those maps that shows which bits of Lewes are closed. Park well outside it. Especially away from anything near a procession / bonfire.
On 29 Oct 2012 at 9:22am Captain wrote:
Well, not sure what your job is, but if you can then try and work from home. You could look at car sharring if possible.
If you do drive in the park way outside lewes. Avoid anywhere like the phoenix as the cars parked round there are likely to be at risk.
Mine was parked on wellington street near where i live and it had its wing mirror kicked off., as did most of the cars on there. Hopefully not as many drunken outsiders this year as not on a saturday.
On 29 Oct 2012 at 9:36am I smell a rat wrote:
You have to work from 07:00 until past midnight, commute to Lewes every day (so presumably park somewhere), have no colleagues at wok you can ask and no ability to remember where you parked your car should it not be in Tesco?
On 29 Oct 2012 at 10:13am Daisy wrote:
I usually park in the car park by Laura Ashley, i just heard rumours you could park for the day in tesco if you paid money for charity, but people at work were unsure as well. i was willing to park from 7am because i have classes at sussex uni before i start work and thought i stood more of a chance to park that early.
unfortunately i live in Angmering and don't know lewes well. thanks for your replies.
On 29 Oct 2012 at 12:51pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm curious as to what organsation in the town centre is operating until midnight on the 5th. Most shut up early and send staff home.
If it's something vital, like the ambulance station or police HQ, surely they have special provision for staff parking on the 5th?
On 29 Oct 2012 at 1:33pm Southover Queen wrote:
I'd assumed that Daisy was working in a bar or restaurant, especially since she seems to be a student so would need evening or weekend work.

Daisy, if you're not local you may be unaware just how crazy bonfire is in Lewes. There really will be huge pressure on parking, although if you park that early in the morning you might be okay. Good luck finding somewhere - maybe talk to your colleagues and see if someone could drop you at your car on the outskirts?
On 29 Oct 2012 at 2:16pm Bumpkin wrote:
Parking's annoying, I've often wondered why they don't operate a park & ride, it'd bring a nice sum in for the town AND help a lot of people out. I've got a guarenteed 5 mile walk and that doesn't include marching...
On 29 Oct 2012 at 2:58pm Kermit wrote:
If you can't find anywhere to park within 5 miles then you are a muppet and deserve the walk
On 29 Oct 2012 at 3:01pm wanderer wrote:
and who's going to run the park n ride country liner ?
On 29 Oct 2012 at 3:07pm Daisy wrote:
unfortunately yes i do work in a restaurant and even though we close to the public at 10:30 we still gotta clean up and hope people ship out of the place on time. Thanks for all your replies though. A lot of us have to commute so should be interesting to see what we do... alternatively i guess we could just "forget" the idea of work and join in on the fun.
On 29 Oct 2012 at 3:39pm Southover Queen wrote:
That's the answer then, Daisy. Try and get together and three or four of you meet up outside of town and travel in together. If you're coming in that early I'd have thought you'd be able to find somewhere to park within walking distance; your colleagues could park outside and you give them all a lift after work. (That reminds me: I need to check on road closures round me!)
On 29 Oct 2012 at 4:13pm Bumpkin wrote:
not 5 miles to walk in, 2 in and 3 back
On 30 Oct 2012 at 1:56pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Hi Daisy, I think if you normally travel by public transport and your work is requiring you to work later beyond the times of the normal service, then you might ask them how they can help you get home. If you are asked to work unsocial hours your work has a duty of care to ensure you get home safely, especially in a unique situation such as Lewes bonfire when there are severe transport restrictions. Maybe they could fund a joint taxi to take you all home ?

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