2018 Sponsors

Many thanks to all our 2018 Sponsors who help make the event such a success

In addition to our sponsors we need your generous support to fund this wonderful event. Go-on click the button and donate a tenner to help the over 70s in the village.
Axtell for that extension or patio you’re planning
Burns & Webber local houses for sale or rent.
The Crown Inn for fine food, beers, wine and room
Marwell Zoo is the best place for a Christmas treat
Regency Letting & Property Management will help you move into Chiddingfold
Shorts Group for all your building hire needs. From drills to diggers.
Stagecoach transport to get you from our parking to the bonfire
Stepping Stones a local independent special school with charitable status
The Swan Inn an Upham Brewery Pub for fine food, beers, wine and rooms

Your Bonfire


  • 22 September – Tripod goes up
  • 29 September – 9am on Green – building bonfire – all welcome
  • 6 October – No Dumping of any more waste on the green (except Saturday mornings for the team who are constructing the bonfire)
  • 13 October – 9am on Green – building bonfire – all welcome
  • 20 October – 9am on Green – building bonfire – all welcome
  • 27 October – 9am on Green – building bonfire – all welcome
  • 1 November –  Thursday – 8pm Marshals briefing in the Half Crown
  • 3 November – Bonfire Night
  • 4 November – 8am Tidying the Green – Please, please, please come and help

Road Closures, Diversions, Park & Ride and Events programme

  • 2:00pm Final requests for disabled parking. New requests cannot be taken.
  • 3:00pm South side of Village Green (by the Spar and the Chemist) road closes. The bus slip road closes.
  • 5:00pm Stalls open for business.
  • 5:00pm Park & Ride shuttle buses start operating. Please note that once the car parks are full we have no further availability.
  • 5:30pm A283 Petworth Road from the junction with Woodside Road to the Crown closes, traffic diverted along Coxcombe Lane
  • 5:30pm North side of the Village Green from Petworth Road to Pockford Road closes, traffic diverted via Pockford Road / Skinner’s Lane
  • 6:30pm Torches go on sale at St Mary’s School.
  • 7:00pm Procession of 400 torches departs St Mary’s School.
  • 7:30pm (approx) Bonfire set alight.
  • 8:00pm (approx) Fireworks
  • 8:30pm (approx) Grand Draw
  • 9.30pm (approx) Last shuttle bus back to car parks
  • 10:00pm (approx) Roads re-open.

It is NOT possible to let cars through into the closed area after the road blocks are in place and cars should not park in these areas. The only exceptions are for disabled access provided Simon Manuel or Ian Travis have been informed beforehand.