By Claire Cooper
This year’s Lindfield Bonfire Night celebrations will be held on Saturday 5th November.
Organised by Lindfield Bonfire Society, the evening event starts with a fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall, followed by a torchlight procession around the village, arriving at the common where the bonfire is lit. The evening ends with a firework display.
Earlier in the day, at 2pm, the society will be running a Guy Building Competition. The competition is free to enter – just bring along your guy to the judging on Lindfield common.
The fancy dress competition, held in the King Edward Hall, is free to enter and open to both the public and Bonfire Society members.
The classes are: Children up to 6 years, 7-11 years,12-15 years, Adults, Groups. There will prizes on the night!
The event will see several roads closed from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, and villagers are encouraged to walk to the event. If you live outside the village, the society recommends parking in Haywards Heath and walking into Lindfield.
The torchlight procession starts at 7.30pm from the King Edward Hall, taking in Black Hill, The Witch, and Hickmans Lane, where the procession will stop and re-torch before proceeding down the High Street and on to the common.
Bonfire Society members will be running a street collection on the night to raise funds for local children’s charities Chestnut Tree House, Court Meadow RDA, CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association), Kangaroos and Orchard House.
Everyone is welcome to join the parade and celebrations but asked to remember a few simple rules:
• Do not bring sparklers, fireworks or bangers into the village or on to the common as it is dangerous and against the law (yes, even the sparklers!).
• LBS operates a strict no fireworks policy outside of its display. The discharging of rookies, bangers or other fireworks is not permitted before the procession, during it or in the public viewing areas.
• Please do not bring pets with you.• For public safety no drones are allowed at the event. Anyone found operating one will be reported to the police.
• Please be considerate to local residents before, during and after the event.
For more information you can check the Lindfield Bonfire Society Facebook page or its website: www.lindfieldbonfiresociety.co.uk