The Longhill Burn FAQs

Preparations to join a celebration of Longhill.

We’re thrilled you’d like to join us at the The Longhill Burn. We have provided some useful information below to help make your preparations for the event as easy and enjoyable as possible.

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

What day does ‘The Longhill Burn’ take place?
The Longhill Burn takes place on Saturday 15 July 2017. Please arrive at 9:30pm.

What is ‘The Longhill Burn’?
We will gather together for music, dancing, surprises and the lighting of a huge and beautiful bonfire.

The Longhill burn will celebrate the area, fuelling the future.

Look out for the Fire-Smiths during the week as they make their way around the estate collecting wood for the fire, water for connection and hopes for Longhill.

Where does ‘The Longhill Burn’ take place?
The Longhill Burn takes place on Eastmount Playing Fields, which are located behind Eastmount Community Recreation Centre, Waveney Road, Longhill, HU8 9NB.

Access to the site is via the Main Gates to Eastmount Community Recreation Centre on Waveney Road.

Once inside the gates you will be directed to the bonfire site. Please follow instructions from our team, and do not stray from the group.

See ‘Getting to Eastmount Playing Fields’ below for information on how to get there.

What time does ‘The Longhill Burn’ begin and end?
Entry to the site is from 9:30pm. The show will end at approximately 10:30pm.

What preparations do I need to make?
The Longhill Burn is free to attend, and no booking is required.

We are expecting thousands of people to attend The Longhill Burn, which takes place on Eastmount Playing Fields after dark. Although lighting will be provided the ground may be muddy and uneven under foot, so please take care and ensure you and your group are wearing sensible footwear.

Is there allocated seating?
General seating is not available.

Please do not bring your own chairs as they will not be permitted.

CHILDREN & DOGS

Is ‘The Longhill Burn’ suitable for children?
Yes, it is suitable for all ages.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Are dogs allowed?
There is amplified music and pyrotechnic effects used as part of The Longhill Burn, so it may be a frightening experience for animals.  With the exception of assistance dogs, animals will not be admitted.

GETTING TO EASTMOUNT PLAYING FIELDS

How do I get to Easmount Playing Fields?
Parking is extremely limited around Eastmount Playing Fields, and parking at Eastmount Community Recreation Centre is only available to blue badge holders, so we advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.

Public Transport
We are encouraging the use of public transport for anyone travelling from outside of the Longhill estate. The following bus services from the city centre make stops in the Longhill estate or just outside on Holderness Road:

11 – Stage Coach (last bus from Apollo PH (Holderness Road – 00:50)

56 – EYMS (last bus from Longhill Estate (Wansbeck Road – 23:04)

57 – EYMS (last bus from Longhill Estate (Wansbeck Road – 10:44)

By Foot or Cycling
Please head to the entrance gate to Eastmount Community Recreation Centre on Waveney Road. This is the only entrance to the site. Please follow directional signage and look out for members of our team who can help you find your way.   

Parking
There will be limited parking available for blue badge holders on a first come first serve basis. This is located at Eastmount Community Recreation Centre on Waveney Road.

Parking is extremely limited and non-residents are discouraged from parking on the Longhill estate. Parking is not available at Easmount Community Recreation Centre for non-blue badge holders.

TOILETS & ACCESSIBILITY

Are there toilets nearby?
We have arranged for temporary toilets, including accessible and gender neutral toilets, to be available.

What considerations have been made for those with disabilities?
There will be limited parking available for blue badge holders on a first come first served basis. This is located at Eastmount Community Recreation Centre on Waveney Road.

Access to the event site is across 110m of unpaved and uneven ground that may become muddy under wet weather conditions. We advise using your own judgement regarding likely conditions and individual needs.

For wheelchair users and audience members who have difficulty standing for long periods of time, please speak to a member of our team on arrival who will direct you to an area set aside for wheelchair viewing. There will be a very limited number of seats available for those who have difficulty standing for long periods. Should you require a seat, please ask a member of our team.

We are expecting thousands of people to attend The Longhill Burn, which takes place on Eastmount Playing Fields after dark. Although lighting will be provided the ground may be muddy and uneven, so please take care and ensure you and your group are appropriately prepared.

This event will include some sudden loud noises. If you feel that you would benefit from a farmiliarisation visit to the site before the search this can be arranged subject to availability. Please contact team@greenginger.org to discuss.

What considerations have been made for people who require a more relaxed experience?
The event is highly visual, but will contain amplified music, some call and response and some sudden loud noises. A small number of ear defenders will be available, should any of your group require them to help make the experience more comfortable. Please speak to a member of staff upon arrival who will also direct you to a less crowded viewing area.

What considerations have been made for Deaf people or people who are hard of hearing?
This event will be highly visual, and therefore it can be enjoyed by deaf people or people who are hard of hearing.

Can you provide information in alternative formats or languages?
Unfortunately we are unable to provide advance information in languages other than English.

The event will be highly visual, and therefore it can be enjoyed regardless of which language you use.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Will ‘The Longhill Burn’ be cancelled in bad weather?
The Longhill Burn is planned to take place only on 15 July, and therefore is unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather such as rain or light winds. If it does rain, please wear waterproofs and don’t use umbrellas as they may block the view of other people.

In the event of severe weather, such as storms and high winds, please check The Green Ginger Fellowship social media channels on Facebook and Twitter in the first instance, where we will share up to date information, on the day and before you travel.

Social Media
We hope you enjoy the search. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook and Twitter, and keep following our investigations at greenginger.org

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted.
  • No alcohol is permitted within the site.
  • Food and beverage items (excluding alcohol) may be brought to the site for personal consumption only. Food and beverage will not be for sale within the site.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Re-admission once the gates have closed is not permitted.
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, and will do so if you are under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, or for any other reason at our discretion.
  • In the unlikely event that attendance is oversubscribed the organisers reserve the right to limit entry in the interest of public safety.
  • Latecomers will not be admitted.
  • Admission to the site is at your own risk and the organisers have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, death, or injury to you or your property which is not caused by its negligence.
  • You are not permitted to use professional audio, video and/or photographic equipment within the site without the express permission of the organisers.

CANCELLATION

This is an outdoor event, so please be prepared for varying weather conditions. In the unlikely event we need to cancel notices will be posted via our social media channels [links] and on this website. Please check back here before travelling to the site.