Celebrating 64 years
'We burn to do good'
Traditional Bonfire Night Saturday
29th October 2016
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Bonfire Night 2016 Programmes now on Sale
Fancy Dress Competition and Procession
Saturday 29th October 2016
Littlehampton Bonfire Society has issued a reminder that on no account should any rubbish be
deposited on the bonfire site, at the East Green car park, before Monday 24th October.
The public are also urged to act responsibly regarding the materials they bring to the fire. Commented society secretary Richard Cooper,
‘We have permission to commence building the fire on Monday 24th October. Anyone dumping rubbish on the site prior to this will be acting illegally, and will face prosecution. Only non - toxic, combustible items such as wood and garden waste may be deposited. On no account may polystyrene foam, polyurethane foam, aerosols, batteries, bottles, tins of paint, tyres or containers of any liquids be brought to the site. We must also stress that we cannot accept any beds, settees, armchairs or carpets at all. We hope the public will take note of what they can and can’t bring, as we will turn away any prohibited items, and they will have had a wasted trip.
We are unable to provide any transport - the public must find their own means of getting their rubbish to the bonfire. The bonfire is built by volunteers for the benefit of the town and the local charities that benefit from Bonfire Night. A small minority of people unfortunately abuse this facility each year by trying to dump prohibited and non - combustible items, and we are urging them to act responsibly.’
Material may be brought to the fire between the hours of 9.00a.m. and 5.00p.m. only, each day from
Monday 24th October to Thursday 27th October, although the site may be closed earlier in the week, depending on the size of the fire.
The society is also appealing for more people to come forward to help build the fire. Explained Richard,
‘The bonfire has been on the same site on The Green since the celebrations of the Victorian Littlehampton Bonfire Society in the 19th century. It is one of Littlehampton’s traditions that it has a ‘mammoth bonfire’ each year - nowadays thought to be the biggest in Sussex, with some Sussex bonfire and carnival societies not having a fire at all. If we are to maintain this tradition we urgently need more people to come forward to assist us build the fire. Help us keep the bonfire tradition in Littlehampton alive!’
Help is needed each day from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th October between 9.00a.m. and 6.00p.m.
In particular the society would like to hear from people physically capable of helping to lift wooden pallets.
Anyone willing to assist is asked to email the society on email@example.com ,
or contact Tyndall Jones at David O. Jones Sports as soon as possible.
The bonfire will form the centrepiece of the society’s Bonfire Night spectacular on Saturday 29th October.
Times for the bonfire, firework display and processions are to be found in the Bonfire Night programmes, now on sale in shops in Littlehampton, Wick, Rustington and East Preston and at the Look and Sea Centre, River Road, Littlehampton.
Click here for programme stockists.