It is with great regret and sadness that the Chairman and Committee of Lindfield Bonfire Society have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s November 5th procession, bonfire and firework display in the village.
We understand that many will be disappointed by this and the effect it will have on the charities we support, but hope that you understand that this decision has not been taken lightly. Our members are rightly proud of our 126 year history and have all worked hard since last December to plan for this year’s November 5th. We are grateful for all their efforts towards this.
As a Society it is very important that we protect the people of Lindfield, our members and all those who support and attend our night. We have planned over many months for our event, but it is clear now that it is not possible for us to safely host Bonfire Night whilst supporting current social distancing requirements. We would very much like to thank Sussex Police and Mid Sussex District Council for all their advice, guidance and support with our planning.
Lindfield Bonfire Society will continue to raise money to support our November 5th bucket collection so that we can make our usual donation to local children’s charities: CLAPA, Court Meadow RDA, Orchard House, Chestnut Tree House and Kangaroos. Please support these brilliant local children’s charities as if you can as all need your help during these difficult times.
We hope that 2021 will see a much improved situation and we look forward to seeing you all at next year’s November 5th.
The Chair and Committee of Lindfield Bonfire Society