Happy Monday, Nestlings!
This year, our event is running from 30th May – 5th June. In previous years, we’ve had a bank holiday Monday on the day after the last day, but this year, we have two bank holidays during the week of the event itself.
This has raised some questions around the nights of the two burns (Effigy and Temple). Previously, the Effigy Burn – a fun, exuberant celebration of our festival, is traditionally on Saturday night. The Temple Burn is on the Sunday night – a calmer, more reflective time to look back on the week and say goodbye to each other before we all leave.
Without the bank holiday Monday in 2022, we recognise that many people may be leaving on Sunday night, to get back to work on Monday. The question was raised about moving the burns backwards by a night, to give people the opportunity to attend both burns (Effigy on Friday and Temple on Saturday). There are arguments on each side, so in the interest of fairness and openness, we opened a poll on Loomio.
We’d love for everyone attending to cast a vote and let us know what you would like to do – currently, we do not have plans to change the burn nights, as our application for extended capacity this year is also based on the burns being on the usual nights, but we have the ability to change this if needed. We are also happy for campers and theme camps to strike on Monday morning, as previously, but as in previous years, there will not be power provided past Sunday night.
Thanks for reading, and please do let us know your views on Loomio – the poll will close on 9th March.