Lindfield Bonfire Celebrations – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2015
This year Lindfield Bonfire Society will be holding our Bonfire Night celebration on Thursday 5th November.
Our celebrations will start with our fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall, followed by a torch light procession around Lindfield. On the Common the reading of the Bonfire Prayer and lighting of the bonfire will take place, before ending the evening with our grand firework display.
We will regularly update our web site and Facebook page with news and details in the run up to our event, so please keep checking in to see what is happening.
As always we really look forward to seeing you all on the night, but please remember, (remember):
1) Not to bring sparklers, fireworks or bangers into the village or onto the Common as it is dangerous and against the law (yes, even the sparklers!).
2) LBS operate a strict no fireworks policy outside of our display. The discharging of rookies, bangers or other fireworks is not permitted before the procession, during it or in the public viewing areas.
3) Please do not bring pets.
4) Please be considerate to local residents before, during and after our event.
Programme of Events
Fancy Dress Competition – at the King Edward Hall (free to enter)
Torchlight Procession – parade through the village
Lighting of the Bonfire – preceded by the Traditional Bonfire Prayer
Grand Firework Display – on Lindfield Common
End of show.
Timing and location of road closures to be confirmed
It is strongly advised if you live locally, to walk to our event as car parking is very restricted within Lindfield Village and access will be affected by road closures during the night.
If attending by car we suggest you park in Haywards Heath or on the outskirts of the village and walk in. When deciding where to park:
– Avoid the procession route
– Consider access for local residents and the emergency services
After the event:
– Remember that it will take time to leave the village as the crowds disperse.
– Please drive carefully as the crowd will be using both the pavements and road roads.
A small viewing area and car parking is available for disabled visitors at the top common car park just off Backwoods Lane. Please contact us in advance so we can discuss further with you accessibility to the village and the viewing site.
The Red Cross will be in attendance on the night. Their post will be in the Bowls Club car park at the top of the Common. They will also have mobile patrols throughout the evening.
The lost children post will be in the King Edward Hall and manned throughout the evening.
Fancy Dress Competition
Timing to be confirmed
A fancy dress competition will be held in the King Edward Hall, which is free to enter and open to both the public and Bonfire Society members (both from Lindfield and visiting societies).
The classes are:
· Children up to 6 years
· Children 7-11 years
· Children 12-15 years
There will prizes on the night! .
Timings to be confirmed.
NOTE: Torches will only be given to members of the Lindfield Bonfire Society and those attending from other Bonfire Societies who are in their stripes, costumes or fancy dress.
Lighting of the Bonfire
Timing to be confirmed.
Timing to be confirmed.
Please do not cross the safety fence at any point during the evening, even after the fireworks have finished. It’s there for your safety as there may be unexploded fireworks after the display has finished.
We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Lindfield Bonfire Night!
What’s the weather going to do?
No need to check your lucky pine cone. This is the Met Office’s forecast for the 5 days ahead:
How to find us
Lindfield is located in West Sussex on the border of Haywards Heath, about 20 miles from Brighton and 15 miles from Gatwick. Below is a Google map showing where we are, please feel free to use this to get directions and see the picturesque village of Lindfield.
Click on the marker to link to directions, to zoom in use the controls in the top left corner, you can also use the options in the top right corner for a more unique view.
Disclaimer: The Lindfield Bonfire Society regrets that they cannot be held responsible for any damage, injury or loss howsoever caused that may be sustained by any person attending the Bonfire Night celebrations.