“During a rainy day’s build (Oct. 19?), I stopped at Treacle’s tea house with my UK family, and chatted with 3 men on the green as they busily built an ever-higher mound – impressive!
When told I was from Canada, one of you kindly noted that I’d find this online, and deservedly claimed bragging rights that Chiddingfold’s was one of the 10 best bonfires in England.
From the Empire’s land of the maple leaf, in a sister city also called London, may I say … well done!”
/Sandy at www.SandyRoss.ca
Hoppa are proud to partner Chiddingfold Bonfire Association in providing a shuttle bus service on Saturday 2nd November 2013 and wish you a safe and fun evening. Minibuses will operate between Witley Station and Woodside Road from 17.00 with the last transport back to Witley Station available at 21.30.
The costs are as follows:
Adult return – £2.00 (16 and over)
Child return – £1.00 (under 16)
Family Return £5.00 (2 Adults, 3 Children under 16)
Waverley Hoppa Community Transport is a non-profit organisation and a registered charity.
Started in 2002 as a joint initiative with Waverley Borough Council and Surrey County Council, Hoppa provides door to door transport from within Waverley’s main towns and villages. Partly supported through a combination of grants and contracts, we are committed to providing a community transport service to those who, for any number of reasons find getting around difficult.
For many of our customers Hoppa is a vital link to their nearest town, village, day centre, or medical facility and a chance to catch up with friends and neighbours. From the dedication of our Trustees to the commitment of our drivers we pride ourselves on our professional and friendly service and we are passionate about giving everyone an equal opportunity to use our transport.
Last week’s build was big and dry. Tomorrow, there will be rain. Turn up anyway – we’ll still be building and we would love to have you help. For those of you who are dumping material – PLEASE only dump sensible flammable materials. It seems that the village idiot was out last week and left some carpet underlay. It’s either fire resistant or probably toxic. Please don’t leave this sort of material – thanks!
What a fantastic evening. The rain held off, the mud was deep, but all the volunteers were amazing and everyone had a great time. This really is becoming one of the best family-friendly bonfires in the country.
It’s shaping up to be a fantastic & muddy event this year. We have
Burgers from the Scouts
A beer tent from the Crown
The best Raffle in Surrey (win a night for two in the Hilton)
And new this year – Flashy gizmos for the kids for sale in a special tent
Please be aware that the pubs will only be open to ticket holders who have pre-booked. If you haven’t got your tickets then get them today – you may already be too late. The toilets this year will be down by the forge and roads close from 5:30pm.
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 from Witley station. 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 with Marching band.
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.
Sunday morning – Please Please come and help tidy the green 9am to 11:30pm – the more help we get the faster it will be done
Have a great bonfire night – stay warm, stay safe and please listen to and respect all the Marshals.