Fire Brigades Union strike called off

Seaford Bonfire celebrations
Seaford Bonfire celebrations
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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has been informed that a strike by members of the Fire Brigades Union in the national dispute over pensions will not now take place as planned on Saturday October 19.

A spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We would ask the public to remain vigilant during the bonfire celebrations in Hastings, Seaford, Hailsham and Lewes (Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society), all of which take place from 18.30 on Saturday.

“Bonfire societies have measures in place to ensure the safety of people attending their event.

“We urge members of the public to follow the organisers’ safety advice to the letter and be directed by the marshals on the night.”