May meeting

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 held – 2nd March

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!

AGM Held -Tuesday 2nd Feb

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.

2021 BBS Calendar

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.

Barcombe’s 2020 Bonfire Night Cancelled

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!

Barcombe Bonfire 2020

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.