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Our Neighbourhood Watch is Police Verified and fully insured to work within the community. Please sign up to our NHW group and you might get a discount when you renew your home insurance.

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With all the wonderful offers from local businesses, we aim to get a leaflet out to those who are not on social media early next week if not this weekend, letting them know all the relevant information.

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We are delighted to be listed as a Credable Provider - having being able to provide additional access for visitors this year - with a small grant from the Borough Council we were able to install an accessible viewing area, along with disabled toilets and a dedicated warden to assist anyone who re...

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Sheepy Winter Candle Parade in Memory of Loved Ones

Dec 13, 2020 – Dec 13, 2020

Join us from Sheepy school car park for a candle lit walk to the village Christmas tree where we will sing a few festive songs.

Candles will be left under the tree in memory of our loved ones and will stay alight until after Christmas

Sheepy Bonfire Society NHW then invite you and your families...

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Sheepy Bonfire & Firework Party NOV 5TH 2020

Nov 5, 2020 – Nov 5, 2020

A superb village Bonfire and Firework Display

THURSDAY 5th November 2020

By Sheepy Bonfire Society Neighbourhood Watch

with Fire Eater and Entertainer Stefan Grundy,

Music by DJ Wizz and Hot Food Stalls and Bar

Disabled Viewing Area and Parking

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Sheepy Scarecrow Trail 2020

Sep 5, 2020 – Sep 6, 2020

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Join us for our 4th Scarecrow Trail 2020

Free event for all

Come and vote for your favourite scarecrow to win a prize and trophy!

Maps & Voting cards (with one free entry to the raffle) are £2 on the day are Available during the weekend from the Scarecrow Stall near to the Black Ho...

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Sheepy Paish Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12, 2020 – Apr 12, 2020

For children of Sheepy Parish.

Your child must live or attend school within the parish

An Easter egg hunt for village children starting at Sheepy school at 12.30

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This year we are proud to say we raised and donated to the following great causes.
£439 collection for #islastones
£103 to the volanteers at Ediblelinks from our candle parade
£150 to the following groups Sheepy Brownies and Rainbows, Sheepy Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Sheepy History Society, Sheep...

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Our candle parade starts at 4.30pm this Sunday 6th December from Sheepy school. If you haven't reserved a lantern pop to eventbrite and look up Sheepy Winter Candle Parade. There is no charge for lanterns but we will be holding a collection on the evening for local charity.


Testimonials

7 months ago
What a wonderful community spirit created by a small team, but supported by so many who in turn benefit from local events or donations to local groups and worthwhile causes, every village needs this.
Jellytchi
7 months ago
Attended the firework display for the first time this year. Absolutely fantastic, very well organised would highly recommend it.
- Andrea W

Sheepy Bonfire Society NHW



We formed our society in March 2017, originally to run one event in the village a Bonfire and firework party. 

Our first year was kindly supported by both Sheepy Parish Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Local Hedge Layer Rob Thompson and Polesworth Garage. We have been self funded since 2018. 

We found rising crime in our local area was becoming a huge concern to villagers before long we were registered as the local Neighbourhood watch, we are verified by the police and fully insured, subject to risk assessments for any events that fall outside their usual insurance. 

We are a fully constituted group and are applying for charity status. 

We run a Facebook group, next door app and also a very active and friendly Whats App group and Alert page, the services of NHW are free to villagers.

We have fitted lights to vulnerable properties, confronted suspicious visitors and reported un-taxed vehicles using our roads, villagers using Whats App (especially those living alone) report feeling safer knowing "someone" is only a message away. 

We have put up new NHW signage throughout the villages served by The Sheepy parish Council, and cover all villages within this Parish. (Sheepy Magna, Sheepy Parva, Wellsborough, Upton, Pinwall and Cross Hands) We also liaise with other NHW groups outside the Parish and the local police from Market Bosworth (our local officer sits on our whats app group) and offer support to victims of crime.

Our annual events are Our Easter Egg Hunt held on Easter Sunday for children of the parish 

Our Scarecrow Trail held on the first weekend of September 

Our bonfire and firework party on 5th November

Our candle parade 2nd Sunday in December 

We erect and decorate the village Christmas tree on behalf of the parish council, who formally asked us to adopt this task.

We organised the restoration of the village horse trough on behalf of the parish council with help from Rob Thomson - the horse trough is planted by members of the NHW and the Black Horse Public House

We are kindly supported by many local businesses who receive local and national advertising in exchange for generous prizes for our Scarecrow festival if you would like to offer a prize or can offer sponsorship please email sheepybonfiresociety@gmail.com

Every year we make donations to local and worthy causes and we ask for donations at the Bonfire and Candle Parades, since we established in 2017 we have made donations to :-

Sheepy Church £172.00 December 2017

#Islastones       £413.00 November 2018

Ediblelinks Food Bank £143.50 December 2018

Sheepy Village Tree £450.00 December 2018

Donation of Stock and Sweets  to Sheepy C of E Primary School to help them raise funds for the PTA.

Egg hunt 2019 - funded by the society. 

At Christmas 2019 we gave over £2400 to local good causes.

If you would like to apply for a donation from our society, please write to us, with information about your groups needs, and how the funding will help you. 

We also accept applications from individuals and families in the area who have lost a loved one or face a terminal diagnosis - and those in financial hardship.

All applications are put before our board of Trustees and are granted on a case by case basis. Your donation from us may come from funding we have set aside, or we may nominate your group for a collection at our Bonfire or Candle parade.

If we receive no nominations or applications our board of trustees will nominate local groups we feel are worthy of our support, all decisions are final.

Our charity donations come from excess money raised throughout the year to fund our events - any money not required by the society will be made available from November. 

Please write to:
Sheepy Bonfire Society, 
9 Oakfield Way, 
Sheepy Magna, 
Nr Atherstone, 
CV9 3RZ, 
Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope with your application.

A big thank you goes to all the villagers involved in making these events happen, from making scarecrows, delivering leaflets, serving cream teas, burgers and tickets, building the bonfire, giving advice, watching over the village,  and supporting us with our events and activities and so much more, you make this so worthwhile, and we thank you.

In 2018 we were nominated for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councils making a difference awards, our Chairman Matthew Bird and Treasurer were proud to attend on behalf of our Team.

In 2019 our founder Clara O'Donnell was nominated by the parish Council for keeping people safer in the Making a difference awards held by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. 

We would like to thank the following businesses for their kind support for our previous events.

https://pplprs.co.uk/ for our Music Licence 
Colin and Madeline Mycroft
Black Horse Sheepy Magna
Ava Car Wash
Rebound
Millers Hotel Sibson
Atherstone Red Lion Hotel
The Gate Inn
inSilver
The Jockey Door
Greenfield Lamb
Upton Barn
Bosworth Water Park
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Leicestershire, UK
The Battlefield Line
Hazel Clark
Tazmar Blanket's
Alun Buffry Author & Publisher
Kitbag Trade Counter Nuneaton
Drayton Manor
Go Ape Cannock
Planters Garden Centre
Planters Sky Trail Adventure
Abbey Farm B&B
Polesworth Garage
Whitmoore Auto Centre Ltd
Big Fish Little Fish Family rave
Lister Road Fish Bar
Ediblelinks
SnowDome
The Fitness Cabin
Oregano Kitchen
JKM The Hot Potato

Your kind donations have created joy to many people as reward for their efforts in creating a Scarecrow, as a trail participant and those who enjoy the raffle - Thank you from all of us at Sheepy Bonfire Society.

And thanks also for your support to:-

Sheepy Playing Field Association
The Grapevine
Sheepy Parish Church Gazette
Aspect Magazine - Bosworth
The Bailey, Jones and Mycroft Families.
Rob Thompson
Lee Sutton
Sheepy Parish Council
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Polesworth Garage
The Cake Makers
Scarecrow Makers
Sheepy School
Black Horse Pub


and Reece Timmins for this Arial Video

and Rob T for this Video

And footage of the Fire artist Stefan Grundy here

Our real bonfire and crowds! Video

Fireworks Display Video

Sheepy Bonfire Society - Together We are Stronger!












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