Bonfire - need for a few prosecutions

I have a great deal of sympathy with Brian Binning (letters, Nov 16), whose wife was seriously injured at least year’s Bonfire celebrations.

I agree entirely with his call for more enforcement – nonetheless, according to the Department of Business and Skills website, it remains an offence to discharge a firework in a public place, punishable by a fine of up to £5,000.

I have never understood why Lewes seems to be above, or outside the law in this regard.

A few judicious prosecutions would soon sort it out.

Derek Watts

Lewes