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Our AGM!

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We held our AGM on Monday 2nd Feb and it was lovely to see a few new faces! Very exciting. We look forward to working with those of you who have joined the committee. To those that didn’t, if you are a member of the Society we welcome you to come along to our committee meetings by prior arrangement with the secretary, although you won’t be able to vote.

Usually our committee meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except December) in the Royal Oak at 8pm.

We elected a new committee – and have our first committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday 11th February where we will be working on our fund raising plan for the year. We look forward to seeing you at those events.

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BBS 2020 AGM

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this is official notification that we will be holding our AGM on:

Monday 3rd February, 20:00, Royal Oak Top Room

This is your chance to give feedback and get involved in your bonfire society. We can’t run Bonfire without the support of our members. Any offer of help is gratefully received.

Positions up for election:
The following positions are up for election. Please submit nominations and seconds to the secretary in advance, if possible. Please get in touch if you require a “job description” explaining more about the role:

  • President
  • Chairman
  • Vice-Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • General committee members
  • Bonfire Co-ordinator
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • Captain of Procession
  • Captain of Bonfire
  • Captain of Fireworks
  • Captain of Torches
  • Captain of Barrels
  • Captain of Bands
  • Captain of Collections
  • Captain of Outmeetings
  • Sussex Bonfire Council Rep
  • Membership Secretary
  • Fundraising Secretary
  • Catering Co-ordinator
  • Auditor
  • Limited Company Directors/Secretary (confirmation)

Life Members:
Any proposals for life membership will be considered for members who have given a significant contribution to the society. Please submit to the secretary in advance.

Other:
The date for Barcombe Bonfire 2020 will be set, the constitution ratified, treasurer bank access approved and membership fees set. This is also a chance for members and the community to raise other business. If you have any specific other business/feedback please let the secretary know in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there

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Tonight at the Royal Oak

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Costume Competition – Tonight at the Oak at 6pm – see you there (in costume!)

Marshalls Meeting – tonight at the Oak – from about 7pm

The card reader at the Royal Oak is not working – so please bring cash over the weekend

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Bonfire Night Eve

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Preparation is going well. The torches and fiery pieces are all dipped and ready for tomorrow. The bonfire is looking pretty impressive too! It’s all looking good. Thank you to everyone who has come out and helped today. We are meeting tomorrow again – watch this space, the Facebook page and WhatsApp for where we need help.

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LED torches

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The Barcombe Rookies are making some “fake” torches using torch sticks, hessian and LED lights. We will be selling them at badge night (15th November at the Oak) for a fiver each. These are safer for younger children and for those nervous of real flaming torches.

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Lewes Bonfire Night

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Despite press announcing a huge police presence, Bonfire Night in Lewes went off really well. The traditional torches, procession, bangs and fireworks making for a fun, exciting evening. Barcombe had the most amazing time and would like to thank Borough Bonfire Society very much for being such amazing hosts.

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Programmes

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Are now available for sale giving you all the information you need for a fun filled Barcombe Bonfire Night. Thank you very much to our advertisers that have supported our programme. See you soon!!