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Newick Bonfire Night Everything you want to know is in our fabulous Programme

For details of Newick Bonfire Night please see our Programme which is available in most local shops and pubs. Newick Bonfire Night is provided for Newick residents only as we are a small Society with limited manpower and funds so are unable to provide facilities for visitors. The roads, including the A272, will be closed from 6.30pm-11pm and there are very few places to park in the village. Please do not park on the procession routes. We regret we are unable to provide answers to queries about the night which can be found in the Programme.

HAWKERS including glow stick sellers will not be tolerated on Newick Bonfire Night

Please do not buy anything from unauthorised vendors.

Parking issues

We are working closely with the police to ensure that the event is safe and its future is not threatened. On behalf of us both, we would like to request that anyone parking on the public highway is careful that they do so responsibly and legally. This has been a particular issue on the A272. We want everyone to have a safe night, and welcome your cooperation.

Police advice is that you MUST NOT park on a road at night facing against the direction of the traffic flow unless in a recognised parking space, and all vehicles MUST display parking lights when parked on a road or a lay-by on a road with a speed limit greater than 30 mph (The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989).

Christmas Raffle Draw - Monday 12 December 2016

Fabulous prizes include: Dinner for two with dinner at the excellent Five Bells in Chailey, a main course or dessert for 8 people from Louise's Kitchen and 50 cash, and many more. The draw will take place in The Crown on Monday 12 December at 8pm. We would like to thank the The Crown and Halsey Family for sponsoring the printing of the tickets. Tickets are available from Kevin and Elizabeth Duncton, other committee members and The Crown.

Membership Renewal Reminder

All memberships expire on Badge Night Friday 7 October. Please renew on or before then if you wish to attend outmeetings or help with preparations.

Fancy Dress - Village Hall - Bonfire Night 5pm

This year's theme is Book Characters so now is the time to start planning your costume. See our programme for details of the classes.

Guy Competition and Bonfire Breakfast 2016

We are holding our Guy Competition again this year. Please bring your entry to the Bonfire Breakfast at 9am (or as early as you can manage!)on 29 October. The winning Guy will be chosen by voting and will be burnt on the bonfire. The creator will receive a prize. Even if you haven't made a Guy, please come along for a delicious breakfast and to vote for your favourite Guy. Plotters Trading Post will be selling all our branded merchandise including t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts featuring our new logo celebrating 80 years of Newick Bonfire Society. Bonfire Night Programmes, supporters badges which allow non-members to enter the fancy dress competition and walk in the procession and tickets for our Grand Christmas Draw will also be on sale.

Street Collection 2015 - 3,449.16

This years Newick Bonfire Night street collection raised a fantastic 3,449.16.

The majority of this has been distributed between the following local charities and good causes:

Golden Lion Children's Trust
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Rockinghorse Children's Trust
St Peter & St James Trust
The Clock Tower Sanctuary
Headway Hurstwood Park
Court Meadow Group RDA
1st Newick Scout Group
Bowles Rocks Trust
Chatterbox Social Club
Bowles Rocks Trust
Help For Heroes
Newick Brownies

The remainder of 1260 will be distributed over the following year to NBS chosen good causes.

Please note - none of the money collected on the night goes to Newick Bonfire Society. Please support our fundraising events throughout the year which raise funds to put on Newick Bonfire Night!

We would like to thank all of our collectors for their hard work and a huge thankyou to the public for your generous donations.

Dinner Dance - Saturday 17 December

This year's Dinner Dance will be on Saturday 17 December 6.30-7pm in the village hall. Tickets cost 28.50 and include a three course dinner from the kitchen of Simon Desmond, disco and licensed bar. Bookings should be made on the form in The Plotter or contact Elizabeth 01825 723372.

Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes

The 2014 NBS street collection raised 3,739.66. All of the money collected each year goes to local good causes. Do you have a local good cause that you are passionate about and would like to collect for? Then we would really appreciate your help with the 2015 NBS Street Collection. Please contact us by email if you can take part / help in the street collection on Newick Bonfire Night (31st Oct 2015).


Many thanks in advance, Hilary and Jen

Do you enjoy Newick Bonfire Night?

All the money collected on Newick Bonfire Night goes to good causes, not the Society. The Society fund raises to provide your evening's entertainment. This is becoming increasingly difficult. If you would like to contribute to the cost of the event, fireworks, insurance etc. please consider becoming a Vice President for a minimum subscription of 12.50 (single) or 25 (family). You will also receive a FREE Programme with a printed acknowledgement, a badge and our newsletter. Vice presidents contribute financially but are not expected to help in any other way. Please contact Glenda Saunders 01825 723233.

Easy Fundraising Update

We have now raised 581.64 by Easy Fundraising! Did you know that each time you shop online you can raise money for Newick Bonfire Society and it won't cost you a penny? Click on the blue strip at the top of this page and follow the link. Hundreds of the most popular retailers are signed up to this scheme and ready to donate a percentage of your transaction to us. It's very easy to register and if you remember to use this link, every time you shop NBS will benefit, so get shopping!

Song Lyrics

Lyrics to some of the songs we like to sing can now be found in the About Us section of the website, click here.

Join Newick Bonfire Society

By joining Newick Bonfire Society and becoming an active member you can help to create the amazing spectacle that is Newick Bonfire Night. New members are always made to feel welcome and helping to organise our Bonfire Night isn't just hard work, it's fun and exciting.

Prior to the night you could be involved in setting up The Green, making and dipping the 4000 torches required for our amazing torchlit processions, collection of bonfire materials and helping to build one of the only traditionally built bonfires in Sussex.

Then on the night running torches, stewarding, crowd marshalling and being part of this amazing tradition.

However being part of one of the best Bonfire Societies in Sussex isn't all hard work. Other weekends during the Bonfire season we dress up and become part of the torchlit processions ourselves, visiting other societies' celebrations throughout Sussex including Lewes on the 5th.

Extra help is always needed with fundraising events such as coffee mornings, jumble sales and discos etc.

So whether you're young or old - everyone can become involved. Click HERE for more information on joining the society and our GALLERY where you can see past events and activities.