Successful AGM, a few changes at the top. No new faces attended which was disapppointing. Date of Bonfire to be confirmed. Thanks to those that attended! Full update soon…
All over for another year! Now time for some reflection. All comments positive and negative are welcome. As a new committee who has never put on a night before, there is still a lot to learn but I think we pulled it off and came back with a bang.
I’d like to say thank you to the rest of the committee, our members, and the village for their hard work, belief and financial support throughout the year. Thank you to Barcombe Parish Council for their donation towards road closures.
Thank you to our kindred societies for their support, donations of torches, barrels, bodies etc and for helping make our night the spectacle it was.
Thank you to Burgess Hill Marching Youth, Stix Drummers and Skulldrummery for providing music.
Thank you to the Cornwells for use of the Crink and Bob Hunt for use of his land for our torch shed. Thank you to Wenban Smith for material to build it and to Neil Baker for building it.
Thank you to Barcombe C of E Primary School, Barcombe Fire Station, Bob Nye and Barcombe Village Hall for use of their facilities. Thank you to the Fire Station for filling our dousing points.
Thank you to the teams at the Royal Oak and Barcombe Stores for providing an HQ and selling our programmes.
Thank you to Holmansbridge Farm, 1st Barcombe Scouts and other food vendors who donate generously.
Thank you to All Pallets, Parkers Building Supplies and Wizard Fireworks for providing the necessaries.
Thank you to Chris McCormick, Graham Tomsett, Mick Symes and Jason Winter for use of generators and lights.
Thank you to Neil Baker, Darryl Cooper, Martin Evans, Ali Evans, Charlie Pope, Stephen Homan, Trys at Drivers4u and Mark Cornwell for use of vehicles and machinery.
Thank you to Julia Black and Lewes District Council for road sweeping.
Finally, thank you to Sussex Police, St John Ambulance and Select Security for cover on the night.
Barcombe Bonfire Night 2017 has been and gone. But what a shadow it has left.
The committee and members enjoyed every single moment of it. Improvements to be made but lots of positives to carry on with also.
If you are interested is knowing more about Barcombe Bonfire then please do attend our 2018 AGM which will be held on the 6th February, 20:00, Royal Oak Barcombe.
Pippa, Committee Member
Exciting and busy times for the Barcombe Bonfire Society as our night is just 7 days away! If you are a member there is plenty of preparations to get involved in. Please look out for your e-mail from Charlie.
Who else is looking forward to it?!
Putting in an order of BBS rugby shirts. These shirts are NOT for use on the bonfire night as part of Smugglers/costume! If you are interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The more I can order, the cheaper they are.
Men’s: S – XXXXL
Women’s: S – XXXXL
Children’s: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13
Every Saturday 9:30 – 13:00. For more information please contact Pippa (Captain of Torches), 07720 829449 or email@example.com
We also need to fill the following positions for this to happen:
– Company secretary/directors
– Membership secretary
– Fundraising secretary
– Sussex Bonfire Council representative
– General committee members
– Bonfire Co-ordinator
– Health & Safety Officer
– Captain of Bonfire
– Captain of Fireworks
– Captain of Procession
– Captain of Ranks & Bands
– Captain of Banners
– Captain of Barrels
– Captain of Collection
– Captain of Programme
– Website Manager
A person can hold multiple positions but the more people the better! Please see BBS Job Descriptions 2017 written by people who have held the positions in the past to get an idea of what a role entails.
At the meeting positions will be elected, accounts reviewed, jobs assigned for the year and the date for Barcombe Bonfire 2017 will be chosen.
Barcombe Bonfire Society has their HQ at the focal point of Barcombe Cross village. That being the Royal Oak pub.
With well kept Harvey’s ales, honest pub food and the novelty of a skittle alley in the function room a visit is highly recommended.
Visit the website https://www.harveys.org.uk/pubs/the-royal-oak/ or contact Daryl and the team on 01273 400418 to arrange a visit with a warm welcome.
The Royal Oak can be found at High Street, Barcombe, BN8 5BA from 12 noon until midnight Monday to Saturday. Until 11pm on Sundays.
Tonight the BBS are at our HQ (The Royal Oak, Barcombe), from 19:30, to have a drink…..and many more.
Please feel free to come up and join us, ask questions about BBS and buy us all a round (jokes).
At Lewes Bonfire Night, for Borough Bonfire Society, the members of the BBS who shook a bucket for charity collection, helped to raise an incredible £1,400 for the Bevern Trust, Families with Autism and St Johns Ambulance. What a difference that will hopefully make to those charities! #proud