Information for residents regarding the Oxton Bonfire Night on Saturday 3rd November
There will be a few things changing this year to improve safety and enhance your experience as a result of the success of last year’s event.
Firstly, in order to allow unrestricted access to the event for emergency vehicles there will be no parking on the East side of Main Street, between New Road and Blind Lane, between 5.00 pm and 11.00 pm on the evening. We hope that this will not inconvenience residents who normally park on the opposite side of the road. Both public houses in the village have generously agreed to allow visitors to park in their car parks during the evening subject to the proviso that you patronise them afterwards.
The field containing the bonfire will be open in October on the Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st and 27th and 28th for the receipt of materials for the bonfire. Please note that material must not be placed on the bonfire at any other time. The materials being put onto the bonfire will be supervised so that no dangerous waste such as foam-filled furniture, rubber, aerosols, tins of paint, pressurised gas cylinders, tyres, roofing felt and bottles will be accepted. No materials producing light ash which could blow about, such as corrugated cardboard, or materials which will produce excessive smoke, such as roofing felt, will be allowed.
Please remember that we do not allow people to bring their own alcoholic drinks, fireworks or sparklers into the event.
We would appreciate help in sweeping up the leaves from the Car Park and putting them on the bonfire from 09.30am on Saturday and to tidy up the site from 10am on Sunday.