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Stay Local

5th nov

We would like you to “Stay Local” this bonfire season, supporting locally organised events rather than setting off fireworks or having bonfires in your own gardens.

This  can also help reduce the number of cars on the move on longer journeys late at night when you may be tired after enjoying a celebration further afield.

While we do not organise events, we can point you in the right direction for more information. 


A special request about Lewes bonfire night 

We would also ask that Lewes bonfire (4 November) is considered as an event for locals – rather than large numbers of people travelling into the town.    

It quickly gets overcrowded and uncomfortable, with very few public facilities available.    

  • South East Coast Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance treated around 81 people for injuries last year.   
  • There is also no guarantee that you will be able to get to and from the town with road closures in place.
  • Last year saw hundreds of people waiting for the last scheduled bus – too many to fit on board.
  • Sussex Police made a number of arrests and people were given tickets for throwing fireworks. 

If you Stay Local and find your nearest events instead, we believe you have a much better chance of enjoying your night out.

Local Events

We've listed some of the event we are aware of - please check the details carefully and note that we aren't responsible for the content of these websites. If you want us to add an event please email communications@esfrs.org with details.


You can also find out about local events in newspapers, on the radio and on a number of websites* including:

*Please note that we do not have any control over the content of these websites or the events they promote.

Latest Update :
19 September 2017
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