Emergency services, local authorities and transport operators have worked closely with bonfire societies and the local community over the past 12 months in preparation for the annual celebrations.
This included issuing repeated, advanced notice of road, rail and parking restrictions, so people could plan ahead for this one night of the year.
In order to manage the number of people in attendance, revellers were urged to stay safe and stay local, and attend one of the many other bonfire or fireworks displays near them.
At its peak, there were an estimated 25,000 attendees.
Whilst Lewes Bonfire Night is a long-standing tradition, it can be dangerous and unsuitable for some people, especially children.
As of 1am on Wednesday 6 November, approximately 55 people were recorded as being treated by South East Coast Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance for injuries, the vast majority of which were relatively minor.
As of the same time, a total of 9 people had been arrested in the town for offences as follows:
• George Fyffe, 63, unemployed, of Baxter Road, Lewes, was arrested on suspicion of assault and being drunk and disorderly in public. He has since been charged to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 5 December.
• A 19-year-old woman from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker and obstructing arrest, and was given a community resolution.
• A 16-year-old boy from Uckfield was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in public, and three counts of assault on police. He was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The remaining suspects were all in custody as of 1am on Wednesday 6 November:
• A 33-year-old man from Lewes was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in public.
• A 16-year-old boy from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug (cannabis) and possessing an offensive weapon (a Stanley knife) in public.
• A 53-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells was arrested on suspicion of common assault.
• A 29-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of affray.
• A 25-year-old man from Seaford was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable evening. Thank you and goodnight.