Lindfield Bonfire Celebrations – Saturday 5th November 2016
This year Lindfield Bonfire Society will be holding our Bonfire Night celebration on Saturday 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
6.30pm – Fancy Dress Competition – at the King Edward Hall (free to enter)
7.30pm – Torchlight Procession – parade through the village
8.15pm – Lighting of the Bonfire – preceded by the Traditional Bonfire Prayer
8.30pm Grand Firework Display – on Lindfield Common
9.00pm – End of show.
Roads in the village will be closed from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.
Roads affected by these closures are:
- The High Street and Black Hill will be closed for the entire evening.
-Lewes Road from the junction of Eastern Road, The High Street, Black Hill and Hickmans Lane.
– Hickmans Lane will be closed while the procession is on and will re open once the procession has moved onto Lindfield Common.
– Traffic will then be diverted along Hickmans Lane while the High Street is closed.
– While Hickmans Lane is closed there will be no entry onto it from the following roads, Denman’s Lane, Brookway, Finches Park Road, The Welkin, Compton Road, Shenstone and Sunte Avenue.
– Traffic will be also diverted via Eastern Road, Luxford Road, Newton Road and Dukes Road due to the closure of Lewes Road. There will also be no entry onto Lewes Road from Chaloner Road.
It is advised that if travelling south towards Lindfield from Ardingly to go via College Road, Ardingly to avoid Lindfield and if heading North from Haywards Heath to use Summerhill Lane towards Ardingly to avoid Lindfield.
It is strongly advised if you live locally and walk to our event as car parking is very restricted within Lindfield Village. Vehicle access event 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 (6.30pm to 7.00pm)
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! .
Torchlight Procession (7.30pm)
Starting outside the King Edward Hall, via Black Hill, The Witch, Hickmans Lane, where the procession will stop and re-torch before proceeding down the High Street and onto the Common.
NOTE: Torches will only be given to members of the Lindfield Bonfire Society and those attending from other Bonfire Societies in stripes, costumes or fancy dress.
Lighting of the Bonfire (8.15pm)
Preceded by the traditional Bonfire Prayer
Grand Firework Display (8.30pm)
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.