Chawton is once again holding its popular bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday 8th of November.
The event is held at Chawton Cricket club, behind the main recreational ground.
We open at 5:30 for food, drinks and sparklers. The bonfire will be lit at 6:30 with the fireworks following once the bonfire is going well and people have stopped arriving.
The event will feature :
- The Bonfire
- Free sparkers for children
- Glow-bands for children
- Hot and cold drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer)
- Hot food - BBQ (courtesy of the scouts), hot dogs & soup
- The fireworks
- First Aid with St Johns Ambulance
As per last year, we will have plenty of people serving food and drinks, plus we've provide plenty of time to get your food and drink before the main event.
Due to significant increases in numbers that are causing parking and access problems (to the limit of what we can safely provide for) event yet we have had a significant decrease in taking from the event, from now on, the event will be by ticket only, otherwise we will be unable to continue. The cost is £5 per adult and children under 16 are free, although you may still donate more if you wish. As before, the more we make on the day, the more we spend on next years display. Payment is on the gate. There will be two entrances, one each end of the recreational ground, one of which will be over our new bridge. Exact cash on the gate is welcome - to allow us to process your entry more quickly.
Please note that there will be no public viewing and the fireworks will be launched from a different location this year. There will also be barriers and security to prevent access to certain areas, follow the directions of our marshals.
Limited free parking is provided in the village car park, on-street and in the dead end past the school. Please do not park in the pub car park unless you are planning to eat there. As parking is limited in the village, please consider walking or car sharing where possible. Please follow the guidance of our marshals and park considerately. Do not block the main road or move the bollards as we need to maintain emergency vehicle access.
Pedestrian access is via the village car park by the Pub and not the entrance opposite the school as the other bridge is currently damaged and not expected to be replaced in time.
If you wish to bring your own sparklers, these must be lit in the designated area - both for safety reasons for others and to help minimise the clear up the following day.
If you have materials for the bonfire, please take these to "Simons strip" (by the stream). Please remove any exposed nails or screws. no plastics or glass please.
We are building the bonfire during the morning from about 9:00am and our annual clear-up takes place from 9:00 on the Sunday morning, all are welcome to come along and help. Its a great way to meet local people and help the community.