Tickets available NOW at local shops and will be available on the night from the Grand Draw tent. Tickets are a pound each and we ALWAYS have happy winners. Why not buy a ticket – it could be your lucky year. All profits go to the elderly of Chiddingfold and to local charities.
163 Years and Still Smokin’
Bonfire Builders: Huge thanks to all of you able to help build the wonderful bonfire now taking pride of place on the village green.
Marshals: Today the event attracts 8-10,000 people and strict regulations make it essential we have enough marshals for the torch-light procession, crowd, car parks and road blocks on the night. Short, scheduled shared slots (try saying that after a few beers) means you will have heaps of time to enjoy the bonfire and fireworks with your family and friends too!
If you would like to help with marshalling this great occasion then please contact Steve Baker via the bonfire website or come along to the marshals briefing in The Half Crown @ 8.30pm on Thursday 3rd November for a few beers ………Oh, and that briefing!
Setting up and Clearing away: As you can imagine, an event like this involves a huge amount of setting up – putting up tents, trestle tables, fences, road diversions, cones, etc, and clearing away afterwards – leaving the village green as clean and tidy as we can. If you would like to help with either setting up or clearing away, please contact Simon Manuel.
Raffle Tickets: We had some great prizes in 2010 (see website). Thanks to all those who donated and congratulations to those who won! We already have some amazing prizes lined up for this year’s event and any assistance you are able to provide selling raffle tickets would be most welcome. Maybe you would like to donate a prize – please contact Jane Devlin.
Collection Buckets: The bonfire raises money via street collections which is given to villagers over the age of 70. In 2010, over £4,000 was raised and distributed to 140 elderly residents of the village. We also raised enough money to make donations to worthy local causes and helpers. But money cannot be collected without your assistance. So if you would like to help
‘shake a bucket’ on the night, please contact Gill Allen at the village post office.
Remember, remember the 5th of November ………….. and with your help and continued support, we can make this another truly spectacular and memorable occasion
Simon Manuel – Chairman, Bonfire Committee
Steve Baker – Marshals
Jane Devlin – Raffle and Grand Prize Draw
Gill Allen – Collection Buckets
(all contactable via the web form above)
Park & Ride buses this year will leave from Witley Station as usual. There will be no parking on the green or in the village. The last bus will leave from
the Catholic Church at 9:30pm to return to the station. Please don’t miss it and please thank the driver!
This will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 8 p.m at the Chiddingfold Village Hall (Charles Watts Room). If you enjoy the Bonfire and would like to lend a hand – please turn up. We’re a friendly bunch and there is a strong likelihood of a beer afterwards!
1. President’s opening remarks
2. 2009 AGM Minutes
3. Matter arising
4. Chairman’s report
5. Vice Chairman’s report
6. Treasurer’s report
7. Election of Officers: -Chairman
Election of Committee (currently: Gill Allen, Steve Baker, Andy Campbell, Jane Devlin, Bruce Devlin, Ray Lock, Val Mills, Derek Price)
8. Open discussion
Many thanks to all the helpers and volunteers. A special thank you to Haslemere’s Safer Neighbourhood team
led by Sergeant Clifford who did a great job on the night.
Week in the Algarve with free car hire
One week accommodation in stylish condominium apartment in the Algarve in April or May 2011. – that means you’ll have the choice of going for a week during the Easter holidays or May half term. Flights aren’t included but car hire is (if you have someone over 25 in your party) This holiday of a lifetime opportunity is yours for the price of a raffle ticket! It is a stylish and comfortable 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with a pool. It set in approximately 75 acres of farmland between hills and valleys. The patio to the rear of the apartment means that you can enjoy peaceful al fresco dining. One person in the group must be over 25 years