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Vice President? Full membership?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding changes to our membership format.
With work commencing from next weekend towards Newick Bonfire Night 2022 those wishing to help with any form of Bonfire preparation must be a signed up member.

Full Member - qualifies you to get involved, help with Bonfire prep and set up of Bonfire Night as well as taking part in the fancy dress competitions and taking part or working on the night. Members are also able to attend outmeetings with NBS.

Vice President - Supporter that can take part in fancy dress competitions and walk in the procession on Newick Bonfire Night but cannot help with prep, set up or work on the night or attend outmeetings with NBS.

Please read the following important changes regarding our membership…

Due to the conditions of our public liability insurance we are no longer able to sell ‘day member’ badges. (Supporter Badges)

In order to enter the Fancy Dress Competitions and/or walk in the processions on Newick Bonfire Night you will either need to be a Member or Vice President.

  • Membership 0 – 5 years £3.00
  • Membership 6 – 17 years £6.00
  • Membership adult 18+ £13.00
  • Vice President (VP) is single £12.50 or a minimum donation of £25.00 for a couple or family.

You MUST wear your Member badge or Vice President badge for the Fancy Dress Competition and/or in the processions and juniors (under 18) MUST be accompanied by an adult in the processions.

To become a member your application is vetted by the committee so you must apply before 5.00pm on Wednesday 26th October.

You can apply for membership or sign up to become a Vice President at Badge Night on Friday 7th October in The Crown from 7.30pm or contact the membership secretary Gill Horsfall ( or Glenda Saunders Vice President’s administrator (

Do you enjoy Newick Bonfire Night?

All the money collected on Newick Bonfire Night goes to good causes, not the Society. The Society fund raises to provide your evening's entertainment. This is becoming increasingly difficult. If you would like to contribute to the cost of the event, fireworks, insurance etc. please consider becoming a Vice President for a minimum subscription of £12.50 (single) or £25 (family). You will also receive a FREE Programme with a printed acknowledgement, a badge and our newsletter. Vice presidents contribute financially but are not expected to help in any other way. Please contact Glenda Saunders 01825 723233. Alternatively click the button at the top of this page to make a donation to Newick Bonfire Society. Thank you.

Join Newick Bonfire Society

By joining Newick Bonfire Society and becoming an active member you can help to create the amazing spectacle that is Newick Bonfire Night. New members are always made to feel welcome and helping to organise our Bonfire Night isn't just hard work, it's fun and exciting.

Prior to the night you could be involved in setting up The Green, making and dipping the 4000 torches required for our amazing torchlit processions, collection of bonfire materials and helping to build one of the only traditionally built bonfires in Sussex.

Then on the night running torches, stewarding, crowd marshalling and being part of this amazing tradition.

However being part of one of the best Bonfire Societies in Sussex isn't all hard work. Other weekends during the Bonfire season we dress up and become part of the torchlit processions ourselves, visiting other societies' celebrations throughout Sussex including Lewes on the 5th.

Extra help is always needed with fundraising events such as coffee mornings, jumble sales and discos etc.

So whether you're young or old - everyone can become involved. Click HERE for more information on joining the society and our GALLERY where you can see past events and activities.