Join Lindfield Bonfire Society

We are always eager to have new people join our society. Lindfield Bonfire Society has been run since 1894 by volunteers and we require the help of all types of people.

We understand that not everyone who wants to help out the Society wishes to become a full member. Therefore, for specific events, we operate a ‘Day Membership’ policy, which is run subject to the agreement of the Committee. This allows non-members to assist  the Society and be covered by our insurance.

Categories of membership:

Annual

  • Adult member £10
  • Child (under 18) £5
  • Joint Membership £15
  • Family membership £20

Life

  • Life Membership £100

Friends of LBS

Friends of LBS (new in 2020) is designed for people who wish to support Lindfield Bonfire Society in carrying on the Sussex tradition of Bonfire and more specifically bringing it to Lindfield Village every November 5th. Your friendship will mean your donation will be put directly towards the Lindfield event and help pay for costs of the evening, be it safety training/fireworks /security/first aid/Health and Safety etc.

Donations are important to us as we have to raise the event funds each year.  Many people don’t realise that the majority of the money collected on the Day of November 5th goes to our nominated charities, not to LBS.

As a Friend of LBS as opposed to a Full Member there are no expectations of involvement in any way (hence it is slightly cheaper due to not requiring insurance etc), we just thank you for helping us. In return you will receive our Newsletters and information on fundraising events. As a friend, you will be offered free entry to some of our events; you will be notified of these via email.

Friends of LBS subscription is £7.50 annually

How To Join

If you’d like to become a member, select the link below to download a copy of the form.  Instructions on how to return it are shown on the form.

To become a Friend of LBS, select the link below to download a copy of the form.  Instructions on how to return it are shown on the form.

Membership Form Aug 2020 (Pdf version)

Membership Form Aug 2020 (MS Word version)

Friends of LBS Form Aug 2020 (Pdf version)

Friends of LBS Form Aug 2020 (MS Word version)

If you wish to become a member then complete both the membership and relevant sections of the Standing Order sections.

If you wish to support the Society but not become a member of the Society then please complete only the relevant sections of the Standing Order form.

Please return completed form (s) to:

The Membership Secretary, Lindfield Bonfire Society,
c/o 7 Gander Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Or email a copy of the completed form it to our membership secretary.

Please note: New membership does not commence until your application has been reviewed and  approved by committee.

You may also wish to view our membership rules

Membership FAQ

Q: Do I have to live in Lindfield to join?
A: No. Lindfield Bonfire Society welcomes supporters no matter where they live.

Q: What benefits does membership give?
A: Being a Society member means you can:-
– Become an active member of the Society
– Walk under the LBS banner on Bonfire Night and at out meetings
– Take part in LBS events throughout the year
– Help fund the running of the Society
– Receive LBS newsletters

Q: Why is membership important?
A: Membership is important because:-
– Your subscription helps to support the Society
– It means you are covered by the Society’s Public Liability Insurance when attending events with LBS.