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Apply to Join/Renew Your Membership


Without our members this event would not take place - so if you love Hastings Bonfire please join to support and be part of it. Come along to meet us and find out more. You can join at meetings or on-line below. 

Membership runs from 1st January - 31st December. Renewals are due on in January of each year. New membership applications close on 31st August, by when all membership forms and money must be received for those wishing to join Hastings Procession, enter the fire site and attend out-meetings.  Membership then re-opens at our November meeting.  New members joining in November get November and December free.  

Our members may join in our procession, and join us at processions of other societies throughout the bonfire season, subject to appropriate costume and following our rules.  Due to insurance and health & safety we cannot allow those who are not members of our, or other societies, join in processions or enter fire sites.

The Application Form is a couple of screens below...

N.B. New for 2023: you can now enter your details with the online form below, have it fill-out your membership form for you and email it to Sue.  Please let know if you have any feedback on this new facility.

Routes to Apply

Please either: -

1) Come to a Members meeting and join there

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 8pm at the White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU.

Make yourself known to our Membership Secretary, Sue.  

This may be the best route for cash payments.

2) send the form in by email as an attachment

[see instructions on the right hand side and below]

3) post or deliver the printed form by hand

[Address is on the printed form]

or NEW! ....

Print off or save the attached form

If emailing an application form manually, please:

1. Right-Click on "download a membership form" below and save it to a local folder of yours

2. Complete the form, e-sign it and save it again (or print it, physically sign your acceptance, and scan it/photo it clearly)

3. then either send your form by email as an attachment, or post it or hand it in at a monthly meeting to the Membership Secretary (the address is on the form) 

4. Send your membership fee by standing order, or by Paypal, cheque or in cash to Sue. 

5. Let the Membership Secretary know by what means you paid, either saying in person or by email

4) Complete this online application form

This web form completes your application form for you, and emails it to Sue.    Press this button to start.

Feedback welcome on this new button and form to and/or 

All these membership application routes closed on 31 August.  Membership re-opens on 1 November. 
Open Now.

Renewal of £15 membership subs is due in January each year; deadline August

Membership subscription payment details

You can pay your £15 subs per adult either by standing order, BACS, PayPal, cash or cheque: -

Pay by Bank Transfer

Please pay by BACS, or ideally by Standing Order every 1 January.

Payee's Name: HBBS 

Sort Code : 30-97-66 

Acc no: 00172308 

Ref: your initial(s) & last name

Pay by Cash or Cheque

Please give cash or cheques to our Membership secretary Sue at a member meeting, or post it through the address on the membership form

or by PayPal

Our PayPal recurring annual subscription button is now working again.  If you do this, make double sure our membership secretary knows this was for subs and not just any donation and send/give her the form

Then: Whichever way you pay, please then contact our Membership Secretary, Sue, and say hello and how you've paid and to hand over, or attach your membership form if you don't expect to make a second-Tuesday Membership meeting soon to hand it in - 

Annual membership is due in January; absolute deadline is end-August

Sending a Membership application form as an email attachment

If manually attaching a membership form and emailing it to Sue then please note: -

Membership form formats:  

Or, bypass the above attachment approach and try our new online application form feedback welcomed on any IT problems to - we'll get the website right one day!

Or just pop along to a members meeting on the second Tuesday of the month and talk to Sue there

Thank you for joining!

Dress code if you want to process with us as a member