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Wednesday 11th August 2021

BHBS programmes are now available from the council help point, Disco Furnishings, The Windmill, Quench, The Cricketers, Jupps Chip Shop, Taza, Emilio’s Deli, More Than Tyres and The Woolpack. Support a local business and grab a copy!!! All donations for programmes are gratefully received.


Tuesday, 10th August 2021

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society will be attending Luvvie Fest on the 27th – 30th August. We will be providing BBQ facilities. Come by and see the wealth of bands and grab something to eat from us!


Wednesday, 28th July 2021

We are delighted to announce that Gerrie Williams was voted by the membership for chair for another year, to lead us out of the pandemic and out through the other side. Claire Handford was voted Secretary after stepping in for the interim. Other roles remain unchanged other than we welcome Shane Clear back onto the committee with his years of experience which will undoubtedly be a great benefit to the committee and society.

Other changes made are that Steve Weeding stood down as Director of BHBS Ltd and Jenny Handford and Steve Robins have been elected Directors in his place. Thank you Steve for your service. Jenny Handford brings a wealth of experience having served bonfire for many years in the capacity of Chair and Director previously. Steve brings a great deal to the committee and Directorship having been with BHBS for some years assisting with much of the torch making in years gone by and the fundraising.

We look forward to an exciting year ahead of us, and we would love to have you, the public with us too!


Wednesday, 8th July 2021

Notice is hereby given that Burgess Hill Bonfire Society Limited is holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 28th July 2021 at the King’s Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR at 7.45pm for a prompt 8pm start.This meeting is being held to deal with two pieces of business. Replacement of Directors and replacement of the Chair and Secretary after personnel changes of the last year. No other business will be looked at or discussed to keep the meeting brief.We ask that those of you that wish to attend please arrive a in plenty of time so the meeting can have a prompt start.Please be considerate of those who still wish to follow distancing rules and mask wearing and abide by all track and trace and other requirements of the Kings Centre.

Yours Sincerely

Gerrie Williams

On behalf of Burgess Hill Bonfire Society Limited


Saturday, 3rd July 2021

All set up and ready for your COVID friendly beverage to bold. Find us outside the old Lidl’s as part of Burgess Hill is Back!

Steve Robins mans our Tombola stall. Finally we are back!


Saturday, 3rd July 2021

We’re back! Add the date to your diary. 25th September 2021


Sunday, 21st June 2021

Mark & Lillian Benson are very privileged to have been asked to become Vice Presidents of the Burgess Hill Bonfire Society.


Friday, 11th June 2021

Please help and share. No matter how little, it all counts to us being able to put on some sort of event this year. Click the picture below to donate. Thank you.


Wednesday, 5th May 2021

For the last 3 months, Tesco’s have supported 3 local projects, and Burgess Hill Bonfire Society was one of them. Due to your kind contributions, we have been awarded £1,000 as a result.

We thank you.

This will contribute to our event which will in turn raise more funds for local charities.


Sunday, 2nd May 2021

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society are pleased to announce that Mark and Lillian Benson have accepted our request for them to become Vice Presidents of our Society.


Friday, 9th April 2021

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society offers our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

Thank you for your service to the Country.


Thursday, 8th April 2021

It’s all change within the officer and committee roles within Burgess Hill Bonfire Society. Jude Reynolds has stepped down from her Secretary role after many years service. Shane Clear also steps down from his position on the Committee. BHBS wants to thank them both for their hard work and service over the several years. We wish them all the best!

Claire Handford takes over the Secretary role, and David Mann reassumes his position on the committee. Donna Williams carries on in her capacity as Membership Secretary but also assumes the role of Vice Chair.
Good luck and we all look forward to working with them in the future.


Monday, 5th April 2021

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society are pleased to announce a second pioneer costume in addition to our famous Aztec costumes. The Aztec costume has served us well since the 70’s. But to make things different and to inject a bit of newness into our ranks, we are pleased to tell you we are adding The Roman costume.

Chair, Gerrie Williams said “It is a new and exciting horizon for BHBS. The Aztec isn’t going to disappear, but the Roman costume will give us a breath of fresh air and something new for the people of Sussex to look at within the ranks. I am excited to see what our members come up with”.


Sunday, 4th April 2021


Saturday, 20th February 2021

If you are a Twitter user, it would be great to have you join the NEW Burgess Hill Bonfire Twitter page.

Please share amongst friends and get the word out there – we are still here and hope to return soon – with a BANG!


Saturday, 9th January 2021

Thank you to everyone who supported. The final count was £109.71 amazing!! Also a massive thank you to Peter Handford and Jenny Handford for brightening up the evenings with their fantastic Christmas Light display.

The lights that helped raise money for the society. Thank you Pete and Jenny.