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The Battel Bonfire Boyes is a society that is run by the members in order to put on a
spectacular bonfire night and fireworks display while, at the same time, collect money for
local good causes. We all help to shape how the society deals with the many hurdles that are
encountered throughout the year as we raise the necessary funds to put on the great event that
is Battel Bonfire.
We, as a society, can only do such a good job by having as many people become members, and help out, as possible.
As a new member of the society, you will be expected to marshal for the first year. There are many
reasons for this desecion including:
- We always need good marshals to help make it as safe an event as possible
- It is a good way of learning what is involved in the planning and execution of the bonfire
- It is a good way of meeting and interacting with members of various other societies
To join the society is easy. If you live nearby, just come along to one of the monthly meetings,
held every first Thursday in the month at the Battle Club (Next to Yesterdays World). If you live a
bit further away and or cannot attend every meeting, don`t worry, it is not mandatory to get to
every meeting, but attending them does help to keep you informed about what is happening. It is
expected for new members to come to at least one meeting in order to be voted into the society.
All events that are planned, are advertised on the website, but it is better if you can make
meetings if you have something to say or an idea to suggest. We are always on the look out for new
fundraising ideas and people to help organise and or all events, this includes helping to run stalls
and selling BBB Lottery tickets to friends and colleagues (Only £1 a month, Monthly prizes
first place is £50).
Subs are payable yearly at the A.G.M., which is head around Easter time, exact dates are advertised
well in advance. If you do not renew your membership by the Summer Fete (Start of July),
Your Membership will lapse for the year and you will have to rejoin the next year as a new member.
The Society is always short of funds and this is one way to encourage members to pay promptly
so that we can try to get a bit of interest on the money. The Current Rules were brought in at the
2012 AGM and were designed to help cut out the number of people joining just to march and NOT
help put on the event. This was making it harder and harder to put on the event. Also
we get such an influx of members, it is hard to keep everyone in order and a number
of `trouble makers` have been sliping in. This should also help make our event better and better.
If you are under the age of 16 years, you can become a junior member. As a Junior, you are not allowed
to vote at the meetings but can still join in with all the society activities.
All adults that join can choose to help out with the many and varied tasks that take place throughout the
year. You can vote at meetings and make suggestions as to how we can make Battel Bonfire even better than it already is.
To encourage families, we have the Family Membership package. This is 2 Full Members and 2 Junior Members
(under 16) with a saving of £10