Most Saturday and Sunday mornings at Sewell’s Gatehouse – see our Facebook page for the most up to date information. Everyone is welcome 🙂
We held our May meeting last night and the focus was mostly on fund raising – full steam ahead! We are planning on having our night, as long as the Covid-19 regulations allow. So please come out and support us. Details of our events are on our fund raising page
EGM to agree changes to the Bonfire Society Constitution to reflect that Barcombe Bonfire Society is a limited company.
The committee meeting afterwards focussed on fund raising and appointing the captains – thank you everyone!
Thanks to everyone that attended. We have one new committee member, Amanda – thank you for joining and welcome.
All business conducted pretty quickly, most committee members stayed in the same role as last year.
Membership rates agreed as same as 2019.
Our Secretary, Charlie Deacon, has pulled together a Calendar with the help of BBS members past and present. It has pictures from many years ago right up to 2019. Grab yourself a piece of history. They are for sale in the Village Shop at just £10 each. A perfect Christmas present for anyone that enjoys bonfire.
It is with a heavy heart that the committee has tonight voted to postpone our bonfire celebrations until November 2021.
Under current legislation, mass gatherings of over 30 people are banned and the mitigation measures required are simply not feasible for a volunteer-run outdoor event such as ours.
Ultimately the health and safety of our members and community is paramount and we could not, in good conscience, encourage crowds into our small village in the winter months during a pandemic. Due to this, we have also not been able to fundraise this year.
Whilst our hands are tied on our traditional celebration, we will continue to monitor government guidance closely and hope to propose an alternative community event if suitable.
We understand this is disappointing for many, particularly after cancellation in 2016. However we will overcome this dreadful disease as a community and will be back stronger, brighter and louder than ever in 2021. We wunt be druv!
Clearly there is a lot of uncertainty with whether or not Bonfire will happen this year. Some Societies have already cancelled. We are going to wait to make a decision after the Summer.
We are going virtual! We will be having a Zoom quiz online at 7pm on Friday 22nd May. Please contact Charlie to join us on [email protected]
£2.50 per head to enter and a 2020 membership is available for the winning team!
Sadly our VE Day celebration on the rec has been cancelled. We are hoping to put something else on later in the year.