We are looking for more Southover Bonfire Society members to join the SBS Firesite Force!
Can you help us get our tip top Convent Field firesite ready for the Fifth or help with the tidy up afterwards, or any bits in between? We really do need volunteers to lend a hand and join the Firesite Team between November 2 and November 7.
We will meet at the Mountfield Road car park at 9am on volunteer days. Gloves and training will be provided. You will need to register at the start of each day and we will be doing a quick induction for everybody to the site and taking emergency contact details etc. There will be members of the Firesite Team on hand to help out on each day to answer and assist you.They will be wearing red jumpers or fleeces with SBS Firesite Team written on them.
Please contact Jim Painter, Firesite Captain, at email@example.com with your details and let him know which days you would be able to help out.
Here’s the jobs:
Tuesday November 2 Fence erecting around the pyro site; oversee delivery of the bonfire sand; and set up a site office
Wednesday November 3 Set up fencing, assist with building the bonfire
Thursday November 4 More fence erecting round the field, and more bonfire building!
Friday November 5 People to move fencing; place crosses on the field; build the bonfire; put up site effigies and set up lighting
Saturday November 6 Take down fencing at the fire site and pyro site; collect up litter (especially good for children – lovely exercise!); clear the bonfire patch
Sunday November 7 People to help check the field for litter and make sure hire equipment is in the right place for collection.
Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can offer!
Calling all members of Southover Bonfire Society, please make sure you check you’ve still got your Membership Cards. If you’ve lost yours or members of your family have, you need to order replacements NOW!
Replacement cards can be ordered before midday Saturday October 23 2021, for £3 each for collection at the remaining Badge Nights. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Replacement Card Order” in the subject field; a Mojo payment request will then be sent for completion.
In addition, if you are coming to the final two Badge Nights on Sunday October 31 and Thursday November 4, please remember to bring your red plastic SBS Membership Card(s) with you as we need to update them all with a 2021 sticker.
Don’t forget you do need to have renewed your membership online in advance of Badge Nights.
And finally…you need both your Membership Card and Badge with you in order to process on November 5. Marshals are checking and you will be asked to leave the procession if you don’t have both of these with you. You will also be denied access to the firesite and fireworks.
For more information on all things membership, check out the Membership page on this website.
Our firesite tickets for our bonfire and firework display at the historic Convent Field on November 5 2019, are out now. Priced at £5 each, you can snap yours up from outlets across Lewes, including the Tourist Information Centre, The King’s Head, The Swan and St Pancras Stores.
It’s our Family Badge Night at The King’s Head from 6pm-8pm on Sunday October 20. There’ll be costumes for sale, plenty of wonderful SBS merchandise and the chance to grab your badge and membership card for you and your family so you can make sure you can process on the 5th. In order to that, please renew in advance of Badge Night by following this link to the membership login: https://membermojo.co.uk/southoverbs/yourmembership
The last two badge nights are Sunday October 27 and Monday November 4.