Littlehampton Bonfire Society has issued a reminder that on no account should any rubbish be deposited on the bonfire site, at the East Green car park, before Monday 22nd October. The public are also urged to act responsibly regarding the materials they bring to the fire.
‘We have permission to commence building the fire on Monday 22nd October. Anyone dumping rubbish on the site prior to this will be acting illegally and will face prosecution. Only non – toxic, combustible items such as wood and garden waste may be deposited. On no account may polystyrene foam, polyurethane foam, aerosols, batteries, bottles, tins of paint, tyres or containers of any liquids be brought to the site. We must also stress that we cannot accept any beds, settees, armchairs or carpets at all. We hope the public will take note of what they can and can’t bring, as we will turn away any prohibited items, and they will have had a wasted trip.
We are unable to provide any transport – the public must find their own means of getting their rubbish to the bonfire. The bonfire is built by volunteers for the benefit of the town and the local charities that benefit from Bonfire Night. A small minority of people unfortunately abuse this facility each year by trying to dump prohibited and non – combustible items, and we are urging them to act responsibly.’
Material may be brought to the fire between the hours of 9.00a.m. and 5.00p.m. only, each day from Monday 22nd October to Thursday 25th October, although the site may be closed earlier in the week, depending on the size of the fire.