We are sorry to inform you all that following an extraordinary meeting of our Committee, Lindfield Bonfire Society has made the decision to cancel their 5th November Bonfire Night for 2020.
The Committee has issued this statement about the decision:
Lindfield Bonfire Night 2020 Cancellation Statement
It is with great regret and sadness that the Chairman and Committee of Lindfield
Bonfire Society have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s November
5th procession, bonfire and firework display in Lindfield.
We understand that many will be disappointed by that this will affect the charities we
support, but hope that you understand that this decision has not been taken lightly.
Our members are rightly proud of the 126 year history of Lindfield Bonfire Society, and
have all worked hard since last December to plan for this year’s November 5th. We
are very grateful to all for their efforts towards this.
As a society it is very important that we protect the people of Lindfield, our members
and all those who support and attend our night. We have planned over many months
for our event, but it is clear now that it is not possible for us to safely host our Bonfire
Night whilst supporting current social distancing requirements. We would very much
like to thank Sussex Police and Mid Sussex District Council for all their advice,
guidance and support with our planning.
Lindfield Bonfire Society will continue to raise money to support our November 5th
bucket collection so that we can make our usual annual donation to local children’s
charities; CLAPA, Court Meadow RDA, Orchard house, Chestnut Tree House and
Kangaroos. Please support these brilliant local children’s charities if you can as all
need your help during these difficult times.
We hope 2021 will see a much improved situation and look forward to seeing you all at
next year’s November 5th.
The Chair & Committee of Lindfield Bonfire Society