Smugglers Ball 2015

summer_ballDear Ladies, Gentlemen, Pirates & Smugglers…..

As many of you know Smugglers has now LEGENDARY status for Rottingdean Village, attracting over 5,000 visit each year to the village. With Stalls, live bands, food stalls, BBQ’s, shop traders and the culmination with The Torch Lit Parade, Bonfire & Fireworks…

This year for the remarkable event to continue we need YOUR HELP!!!! much more than in previous years…

Our much needed funding which we received annually from Brighton Council has been withdrawn, therefore an action group has been formed to raise more funding.

Therefore we are producing our 1st Annual Smugglers Ball. An evening of Live entertainment auctions and raffles.

This will be held on Saturday 5th September 2015 at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton. For a small fee of £65pp

  • A Sumptuous 4 Course Dinner
  • A plethora of live acts
  • Disco till the early hours
  • Discount room rates
  • Auction & Raffle

Your attendance is greatly needed at this auspicious occasion, tickets are selling fast!!!

To ensure your table (preferably 10 per table although smaller parties will be sat together)

Please call 01273 300491 this is Ye Olde Black Horse who along with the Smugglers Committee are producing the event.

Purchasing the tickets can be done by visiting Ye Olde Black Horse, 65 High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HE

Alternatively call the box office number where payment and emailed receipt can be taken over the phone.

For those whom have already requested tables and no payment has been made please contact the box office to secure your table.

May we also take this opportunity to ask businesses and he general public if you would like to contribute further to the ball we are looking for Auction & Raffle prizes in return we will be eternally grateful.

May we all stand together and be as resourceful and proud for our amazing village and the events we put together. May we thank you in advance for helping raising money for this event AND MacMillan Nurses.

Thank-you
The Smugglers Committee

Summer Smugglers Postponement

This post is to advise you all that at a meeting of the Rottingdean Smugglers the committee unanimously decided that due to the timing and level of some funding it is necessary for us to reschedule the Summer Smugglers Event to a proposed date of August 16th(Saturday).

We had hoped that several grants would have been decided upon in May but due to the number of grants being assessed by The City and Parish Councils along with Arts Council and Heritage Lottery there has been a change in some Organisations process which has the effect of delaying grants being awarded.

It will not be possible and would be foolish of us to engage the appropriate professionals we require to hold a successful event without the means to pay for it in a timely manner.

Therefore a delay of approximately 6 weeks(16/8) should enable us to fully deliver the plan we have been working to originally planned for 28/6. This will also give people a little more time to apply for the stalls available at the Lower High Street.

We recognise that this is disappointing and may require the re-work of certain aspects of the original plan.

We will contact you all as soon as the new date is confirmed and that due process will then follow.

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully

Chris White Chairman
Rottingdean Smugglers

Beach Clean Up

The Deans Beach & Environment VolunteersThank you to The Deans Beach Volunteers for helping us to clear up after Smugglers Night and especially to Louise Ramsey for her kind words in the Rottingdean Village News:

A heady mix of bonfire, brimstone and grog, last year’s Smugglers Night did good. The excellent evening of drumming skulduggery and torch lit processions attracted hordes of swashbuckling pirates and landlubbers alike, culminating in the burning of a giant wooden horse and an awe-inspiring fireworks display on the beach – and a whole load of debris to match. No matter. By 11am the next day, Smugglers organiser Gary Payne and The Deans Beach and Environment Volunteers were on the case, sifting through the pebbles and sand to haul off sack loads of firework casings, burned firewood and nails, to leave the foreshore pristine once again.
The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers meet on the 1st Sunday of every month at 11am to clean the Deans beaches. Forthcoming dates are printed below or go to https://www.facebook.com/thedeansvolunteers/events.

Louise Ramsey,
The Deans Beach and Environment Volunteers

Beach Clean Poster