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RECAP: Sussex News Lewes Bonfire Blog

00:30 Final Update from the emergency Services

Lewes bonfire 2022 is drawing to a close.

Crowds have been making their way home after a busy night in Lewes, where processions and displays took place in very wet conditions.

As of midnight, most of the people treated by St John Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance only had minor injuries.

Sussex Police have made one arrest.

It will take some time for the roads to get back to normal, with the clear-up operation underway.

Emergency services, local authorities and transport operators worked closely with bonfire societies and the local community to prepare for tonight.

Chief Superintendent Howard Hodges said: “Tonight’s bonfire celebrations have passed without significant incident, and on behalf of the multi-agency group, I’d like to pass on our thanks to the community of Lewes.”


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10:15 Firework time

Police update 21:30

As of 21.30, Lewes remains busy, despite the wet weather.

Crowds are now moving to or already on the bonfire sites.

St John’s Ambulance have treated a small number of people for minor injuries.

One person has been arrested for a public order offence.

With no let up in the wet weather, we are urging everyone to take extra care while on the streets and bonfire sites.


Would not be #Lewes bonfire Night with out some Fire Crackers


Liz Truss effigy booed and people shouting “Burn the Witch” as it passed


The streets are currently very busy in Lewes for the annual Bonfire celebrations.

Road closures remain in place and any members of the public who were thinking of travelling to the town are urged not to attend.

With bad weather out there, we are also encouraging people to take care while walking at fire sites where the ground may be slippy.

Processions will continue through the town centre.

So far, there have been no arrests. Two people have been treated for injuries.

19:10 Procession passing though the town


18:10 Commercial Square at the memorial

17:15 Preparing for the BARREL RUN Smugglers will race from White Lion Lane, (Bottleneck) up to The Black Horse Inn.

16:15 Road Closures now in place in Lewes.

16:00 Traffic was delayed for a short while heading to Lewes on the A27 whist Police move a small RTC out of the A27 between Falmer adn Lewes Eastbound

15:30 Buses in to the town are full and standing, No train are running in the area today.

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