Thank you & Competition Winners

_DSC0883_820x620Lindfield Bonfire Society wishes to say a massive thankyou to everyone who attend our 5th November Celebration. We were delighted to be joined in our procession by members of Chailey and Burgess Hill Bonfire Societies, Burgess Hill Marching Youth, Lindfield Scouts and our fancy dress competition entrants.

Encouraged by good weather, there was a largec turn out for our night which we hope will be reflected in the street collection.
Our fancy dress competetion was packed out, and the streets and Common were full those who came to see our torch lit procession through the village, followed by the bonfire prayer and lighting of the bonfire. The evening was completed by our Grand Firework display, which was well received by all and we have had many thankyou’s and positive feedback from the public saying how much they enjoyed the night.

The Committee of Lindfield Bonfire Society wish to say thanks to everyone who helped make our celebration happen, in particular the following organisations and groups:
Comber’s Trust, The Red Cross, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Services, The Rotary Club, Court Meadow RDA, Lindfield Parish Council, Mid-Sussex District Council, SERCO, Phoenix Security, The Tail End Charlie Team, The ‘Uganda’ Explorer Scouts, Lindfield Scouts, The Pyro Teams of Lindfield and Chailey Bonfire Societies, Aurora Fireworks, Glyn Thomas & Son Butchers, all the volunteers who collected and help on the night, those who provided support before during and after our event, our sponsors and donors …and of course the Lindfield Bonfire Boys and Girls!

1st Anscombe Cup:   Minecraft (Kester Hall)
2nd:   Jedi (Orla Lesponera)
3rd:   Knight (Nathan O’Keith)
7 TO 11
1st -Bob Lacey Cup: Tim Peake (Florence Fearn-Hughes)
2nd: Pudding Lane Bakery (Imogen Farthing)
3rd: Wench (Kiera Willoughby)
12 TO 15
1st: Soldier ‘Medical’ (Jack Tampion-Lacey)
2nd: Soldier ‘Signaller’ (Sam Weston)
3rd: Bonfire Girl (Nerys Mann)

Overall Winner. awarded Geoff Honeysett Shield: Tim Peake (Florence Fern-Hughes)

1st Aztec ‘Peacock’. (Pat Saunders)
2nd Gentleman Soldier. (Phil Newman)
3rd. Aztec (Pete Wallis)
1st: Knights (Emma, Sam & Robbie Cummings)
2nd: Witches (Ella & Ava Finch)
3rd: Lindfield Bonfire. (Phil, Emily, Ben & Ellie Lucas)
Pudding Lane Bakery. (Imogene Farthing)

2016 Build a Guy competition
1st: Florence Fern-Hughes


Warning to Dog Owners..

If you are intending to be on Lindfield Common this Saturday afternoon, particularly if you are walking your dog, please be aware that there will be a test firing of a firework at 3.00 p.m. The test firing must be carried out to test wind speed and direction in preperation for the evening firework display.


November 2016 Committee Meeting

If there’s something particular you would like to discuss please let us know in advance via the Contact Us section of our web site.


This Years Supported Charities

As always the street collection for our free to attend Bonfire Night Clebrtaion raises money in aid of local children’s charities. This years charities are:


Please give generously to help our supported charities!


FAQ about our night (number 1)

In the run up to the 5th we get asked a lot of questions about our night. Here are answers to some of the more frequent queries we’ve been sent:

Q:  Do I need to buy tickets for your event?
A: No. Our Bonfire Celebration is free to the publi. However we ask you show you appreciation of our night buy making a donation in the collecting buckets that are out during and after our display. The money raised on the night is in aid of local childrens charities.

Q: Where is the best place to park?
A:If you live locally please walk to our event as parking is very restricted within Lindfield Village. Vehicle access to our event will be affected by road closures during the night, so if you are coming by car we recommend you park in Haywards Heath, or on the outskirts of the village, and walk to our event. When parking please consider local residant and emergancy vehicle access.

Q: Can I use sparklers during your event?
A: Please don’t! Sparklers are still the biggest cause of bonfire night injuries. Also the carlessly discarded wire from sparklers present an injury risk to children and pets using Lindfield Common long after our event has finished.

Q: I have some wood you can use on your bonfire…
A: We now have all the bonfire fuel & wood we need for our night. We are unable to accept any more (no matter how big your wooden shed, pallet pile or garden fencing is!)

Q: Do you have any disabled parking spaces left?
A: All our disabled parking spaces have now been allocated.

Q: Do you have any catering concessions available for your night?
A: No. All concession spaces have now been taken.