Council priorities?

Two weeks before the 5th I bought my bonfire programme on the Cliffe Bridge but I was absolutely disgusted to find that the RBL could not sell poppies on the streets until today (11/11/11). On enquiring today I was informed that it was prohibited by the L.D.C. to sell on the streets before this date, but you could get one from shops?

I assume this is a local ruling as I bought mine in Eastbourne last Saturday (5/11/11). Perhaps our elected representatives could have a think about this before next November,I live in hope (or die in despair).

Ron Newth, Lewes