Lewes Bonfire Night Travel Information

ByRochelle W. Stone

Oct 5, 2021

NO TRAINS will stop at Lewes Station and many roads will be closed on the evening of the bonfire.

The Lewes Bonfire Party, an annual event that takes place on November 5, is expected to be a major disruption to travel.

As with the celebrations of the previous year, a series of travel restrictions will be in place to reduce safety risks.

There will be no trains calling to Lewes, Glynde or Southease after 5:00 p.m. on 5 November and no trains calling Cooksbridge after 4:24 p.m. from Victoria to Eastbourne will have stopped there at 5:23 p.m.

There will also be no trains stopping at Falmer after the 6.31pm service departs from Brighton to Hastings at 6.40pm.

No train will stop at the above stations before the first trains scheduled for the morning of November 6.

All road closures will be in place from 4:45 p.m., while residents of Lewes are urged to return home by 4:30 p.m. to avoid road closures.

Road closures include:

• Junction A27 with A277 Brighton Road (Ashcombe roundabout)

• Junction A27 with A26 (Southerham roundabout)

• Junction A26 with B2192 Ringmer Road (Earwig Corner)

• Junction of the C7 Kingston route with the C324 Wellgreen route

• A275 Offham Rd junction with B2116 Plumpton Road

• Junction A27 with Southerham Lane (Cliffe industrial area)

Organizers are also advising visitors not to bring vehicles into the city, while parking restrictions will begin to be imposed from midday.

People are also encouraged to attend fireworks closer to their homes.

Organizers said the Lewes Campfire Night presented a “unique challenge” as this year’s event falls on a Friday.

“This should make it even more popular and tens of thousands of people are expected in the city, raising concerns about overcrowding, especially in busy areas such as the War Memorial,” a door said. word.

“Also, it’s important to remember that fireworks venues are strictly for tickets.”