We have lost a shield awarded at last year’s costume competition. If you know anything of it, please do get in touch!
This morning Jason went into Barcombe Primary School to do an assembly. The assembly covered Sussex being a country of traditions, the bonfire season, Lewes societies and their costumes, Guersey stripes and firesites, a section on safety equipment/clothing, how large organised events are better than ones in your garden and mentioned our committee, fundraising, preparations and donations to charity.
The children had a great time and the assembly ended with all the children processing around the hall!Thank you Jason for putting on such a great assembly and thank you Barcombe School for having us in!
Our house-to-house team has been going round your doors. Have they visited you?
Barcombe Bonfire Night 2018 will be held on Saturday 17th November!
Who else is pumped for 2018 bonfire season?!
We hope to see you at our next fundraiser on 14th September at the Sports Pavilion. Family Bingo at 330 PM after school, followed by a Race Night at 8 PM. This isn’t your standard DVD race night, but a fully hands-on interactive experience. Real races, real prize money and real horses (okay maybe not that one!). Yes there is a licensed bar!
Bonfire is upon us!
BBS has a new logo! What do you think? Thank you to Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre and Megan Knott.
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