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Thank you for showing respect

Date : 06 November 2020

Respect Bonfire night

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who showed respect this Bonfire Night.

We saw very few firework and bonfire related incidents overnight and there were no significant incidents or arrests in Lewes last night.

We know that a few people would like to have firework celebrations this weekend and we will continue to urge everyone to show respect.

RESPECT the firework (Follow the Firework Code

Whilst most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, in the wrong hands they can cause real misery. Remember that fireworks are explosives, and as such should be treated with respect and only used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the Firework Code.

RESPECT the emergency services  

We are currently amidst a global pandemic and we are asking people not to take risks, putting additional pressures on our emergency services.  

RESPECT your neighbours (and animals!)

Fireworks can frighten people and animals. The elderly and children are frequently scared and intimidated by firework noise. After all, fireworks are explosives. Tell your neighbours if you’re a planning on letting off fireworks and avoid purchasing really noisy ones.  Please be considerate when having a firework party and make sure the noise is over by 11pm.  

You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for: 

  • Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight
  • New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am 



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