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On Saturday 13 November 2021, all streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx 19:30 to 21:30.
Please note that there is no parking on the processional route from approx 16:30.
From approx 16:30, vehicular access to the town will be severely restricted and all vehicles are cleared from the processional route. Any vehicles on the procession route will be removed by recovery trucks.
For car parking, Gibbett Marsh car park is adjacent to the procession start point at Mason Road and situated off the Rye to Batte road B2089 (TN31 7BE).
Please Note – there is disabled parking concession for up to 20 vehicles (Blue Badge holders only) at the east end of what is normally the Coach Park adjacent to Rye Railway Station, approximately 300m from the bonfire site.
The A259 Folkestone – Hastings trunk route will be closed at times between 20:00hrs and 21:30hrs to allow the procession and crowds to pass and will be subject to long delays at all other times. Please be aware that is unlikely that you will allowed out of your car park before about 22:30.
Motorists and HGV’s are therefore advised to use the M20/A28 Tenderten – Northiam route from Dover and Folkestone to Hastings and Eastbourne if traveling on the evening of 13 November.
Rye Bonfire Timetable
16:30 – Parking restrictions apply to processional route.
18:30 – Vehicular access restrictions apply.
18:30 – Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles
19:50 – Loud maroon signals the start of the procession from Mason Road, Tilling Green Estate
The route is as follows – Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.
20:30 – The Chairing down of Rye Fawkes 2021
20:45 – The Bonfire Lit by Rye Fawkes 2021
21:00 – Grand Fireworks Display