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eNewsletter 3rd September 2017

RED ARROWS OVER MINSTEAD

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Many thanks to Penny Rainbow for being quick enough to get this shot!

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD SEPTEMBER 2017

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th September Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th September Social Club

Romsey Choral Society in Lyndhurst 2.30pm Saturday 16th September

Pantomime sign up night 5pm Tuesday 19th September Village Hall

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 23rd September

Minstead Trust AGM 2pm Wednesday 27th September

Starting a School Veg Garden 2pm Tuesday 29th September Study Centre

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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FLOWER SHOW SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

This year’s Show, the sixty-sixth, was another outstanding success thanks to lots of hard work by many.   There were a massive 563 entries and once again the Hall looked spectacular and the judges commented on the very high standard of all the exhibits.

The Show was opened by Minstead’s pantomime celebrity Emma Vardy who took time off from her day job as a BBC journalist and reporter to be with us.

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 Introducing  Emma, the Flower Show Society Chairman Colin Payne thanked all the Committee for their hard work, especially those doing it for the first time.  Emma remarked on the huge amount of effort that had gone into preparing for the show, the high standard of exhibits and was impressed by the creativity from all parts of the Village community.  She was delighted to declare the Show Open!
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Next year’s show will be on Saturday 1st September 2018.

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FLYING THE RED ENSIGN

Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has been commemorated since 2000 but only for the past two years has it been the focus of a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of our ongoing reliance on seafarers and shipping.

We are flying the Red Ensign – the Red Duster as it is affectionately known – on the Village Green today in memory of all those merchant seamen who lost their lives in both World Wars and in recognition of the crucial contribution they continue to make today to the welfare and economy of our country.

To find out more visit http://www.seafarers.uk/.

SSAFA

We have received thanks from SSAFA New Forest Division for the donation following the Village Fete.  Setting aside the financial benefit, it was a very successful day in terms of getting SSAFA’s message out to people, many of whom had never previously heard of us.  To find out more about their work please visit https://www.ssafa.org.uk/.

BEAT REPORT

See Beat Report August 2017.

The next Beat Surgery will be at 10am on Saturday 23rd September at the Village Shop.

ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY – SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

A further reminder that Romsey Choral Society is very much looking forward to singing a fun set of music for families to enjoy hence the afternoon matinee performance to encourage as many children to come as possible. The three songs from Alice in Wonderland are very special to Lyndhurst of course so make sure to put the date in your diaries!

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 3rd September 2017.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00663

Address:      Minstead Manor, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Roof alterations to facilitate second floor accommodation;

2no.dormers; first floor extension over existing garage; brick piers

and entrance gates; 1.8 metre high railings.

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 12th September

No:              17/00667

Address:      Hunters Brook, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Replacement dwelling and garage (Application for a Non Material

Amendment to planning permission 15/00502)

Consultation

Ends:           N/A

No:              17/00657

Address:      Grove House, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GG

Proposal:      Single Storey Rear Extension

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 19th September

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For future events please visit the Village website.

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eNewsletter 27th August 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD SEPT 2017

Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Saturday 2nd September Village Hall

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th September Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th September Social Club

Pantomime sign up night 5pm Tuesday 19th September Village Hall

Minstead Trust AGM 2pm Sunday 27th September

Starting a School Veg Garden 2pm Tuesday 29th September Study Centre

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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FLOWER SHOW SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

Less than a week to go!

The team will be setting up the tables in the Hall from 4pm on Friday 1st September and would much appreciate any help that you can offer.

There are lots of classes for everyone so don’t hang back – give it a go!

See 2017 Schedule FLOWER SHOW which includes an entry form which should be completed and returned to Mrs H Orman, Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead  SO437FR no later than  this Wednesday 30th  August 2017.  Alternatively, it can be emailed to hmorman70@gmail.com and fees paid on the morning of the Show.

Good luck to everyone!

VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

For those interested see MINSTEAD VILLAGE FETE 12TH AUGUST 2017 for a breakdown of the income and disbursements for the show.

Again, many thanks to all for their help.

HAMPSHIRE LIBRARIES NEWSLETTER

See Hampshire Libraries Newsletter “Read All About It!” which includes information about a new pilot project that aims to improve access to digital and online services by loaning iPads to eligible residents across Hampshire.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents of the New Forest will shortly be receiving a form asking them to check and update the information that appears on the electoral register for their address.  The form ensures that NFDC can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. The Electoral Registration Officer at New Forest District Council has emphasised that it is important that residents respond as soon as possible, so the Council can make sure it has the right details on the electoral register for every address in the district.  You are asked to read the form carefully when it arrives and follow the instructions.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 27th August 2017.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00663

Address:      Minstead Manor, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Roof alterations to facilitate second floor accommodation;

2no.dormers; first floor extension over existing garage; brick piers

and entrance gates; 1.8 metre high railings.

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 12th September

No:              17/00667

Address:      Hunters Brook, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Replacement dwelling and garage (Application for a Non Material

Amendment to planning permission 15/00502)

Consultation

Ends:           N/A

No:              17/00657

Address:      Grove House, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GG

Proposal:      Single Storey Rear Extension

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 19th September

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For future events please visit the Village website.

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eNewsletter 20th August 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD AUG-SEPT 2017

Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Saturday 2nd September Village Hall

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th September Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th September Social Club

Pantomime sign up night 5pm Tuesday 19th September Village Hall

Minstead Trust AGM 2pm Sunday 27th September

Starting a School Veg Garden 2pm Tuesday 29th September Study Centre

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

A grand total of £800 was raised at the fete this year which, although less than last year, was still a fantastic achievement considering that visitor numbers were down.

Many thanks again to all who helped!

SAVE THE DATE – JUNIOR MINSTEAD PANTO SIGN-UP

Tuesday 19th September 2017

We would like to invite all families with children young and old to a ‘Sign-up Night’ on Tuesday 19th September from 5pm -7pm in the Village Hall. This is in preparation for our Junior Minstead children’s pantomime production which is now in its 41st year. It is always a fabulous opportunity for the children (and parent/family helpers) to get to know and work alongside each other.

Cast age range is between 5 – 16 years old.

(NB Membership of Junior Minstead is required but details of this will be given at the meeting).

We’d also like to enquire whether there are any willing community volunteers who would like to help with jobs such as costume making, refreshments or set decoration at a later stage. Please let Elaine Barriball know if this is something you would like to do. (elaine@barriballs.net).

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The August edition of the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter can be read by clicking here

It contains some interesting information and helpful advice.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 20th August 2017.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00643

Address:      Woodland Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FY

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 29th August

No:              17/00663

Address:      Minstead Manor, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Roof alterations to facilitate second floor accommodation;

2no.dormers; first floor extension over existing garage; brick piers

and entrance gates; 1.8 metre high railings.

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 12th September

No:              17/00667

Address:      Hunters Brook, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Replacement dwelling and garage (Application for a Non Material

Amendment to planning permission 15/00502)

Consultation

Ends:           N/A

No:              17/00657

Address:      Grove House, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GG

Proposal:      Single Storey Rear Extension

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 19th September

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For future events please visit the Village website.

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eNewsletter 13th August 2017

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD AUGUST 2017

Jam Night at the Social Club from 8pm Sunday 20th August

Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Saturday 2nd September Village Hall

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th September Danby Room

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

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Very many thanks to all those who helped with yesterday’s Village Fete.  A lot of hard work went into making it a very successful and enjoyable day and we hope to have raised a worthwhile amount for the church tower fund and this year’s chosen charity, SSAFA.

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FLOWER SHOW SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

The Minstead Flower Show Society hopes everyone has seen the schedule for this year’s show which will be held in the Hall on Saturday 2nd September.

In case you have mislaid your copy you can find it here 2017 Schedule FLOWER SHOW.  It includes an entry form which should be completed and returned to Mrs H Orman, Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead  SO437FR no later than  Wednesday 30th  August 2017.  Alternatively, it can be emailed to hmorman70@gmail.com  and fees paid on the morning of the Show.

There are all sorts of classes for all ages and talents and some especially fun things for children to have a go at.

So, with less than 3 weeks to go, it is time to survey your flowers and vegs and start planning you entries!

There will also be a book stall, various raffles, tombola and of course the traditional fantastic teas!

Anything you can donate for the tombola can be handed in to the shop.

REPORT POTHOLES ON LINE

If you see a pothole or other problems and issues on roads, footpaths and verges the best way to get something done about it is to report it on line to Hampshire County Council.

This is easy to do by visiting: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems.

THE GLEBE FIELD

We have been asked to promulgate the following:

“The Owners have been informed by NFDC that they will be reinstating their boundary with the Glebe Field along its entire length, without the existing pedestrian access. This is because NFDC do not want any possibility of a right of way being established over their verge between the end of Congleton Close and the Glebe Field boundary. The Owners are informed that the work will be carried out next week.”

The Parish Council has asked Minstead’s District Councillor to intervene to try to retain the customary pedestrian access.

HCC BALANCING THE BUDGET – CONSULTATION

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget.

Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million.  With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future.

The range of options for balancing the budget can be read in an

Information Pack on HCC’s website.

Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget.  Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.

You can complete the consultation on line by clicking here.

Paper copies are available from Hampshire Libraries.

The consultation closes on Monday 21st August.

BROADBAND UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION – CONSULTATION

The Government legislated in the Digital Economy Act 2017 to enable the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed, up to a reasonable cost threshold – no matter where they live or work.  It is now seeking views on the specification for the USO that would be set in secondary legislation..

The consultation document and how to respond can be read by clicking here.  Both individuals and organisations are eligible to respond and should do so by 9th October 2017.

BUT PERHAPS BEST OF ALL, ENJOY OUR LOVELY FOREST……..!

Enjoy the Forest

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

 

No:              17/00616

Address:      Fishpond Piece, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing

use of dwelling in breach of Condition 1 (Agricultural Occupancy) of

planning permission NFDC/91/48438

Consultation

Ends:           Tue 22nd August

No:              17/00643

Address:      Woodland Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FY

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 29th August

No:              17/00663

Address:      Minstead Manor, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Roof alterations to facilitate second floor accommodation;

2no.dormers; first floor extension over existing garage; brick piers

and entrance gates; 1.8 metre high railings.

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 12th September

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To keep up to date with events visit http://minstead.org.uk/news/events/

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For further details of these events click on the links above.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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eNewsletter 6th August 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD AUGUST 2017

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 7th August Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 8th August Social Club

Village Fete and Beer Festival Saturday 12th August on the Green

Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Saturday 2nd September Village Hall

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

Everything is on course for a great Fete this year to be held on the Green!

We can expect a wide range of entertaining and interesting stalls including one dedicated to the work of the wonderful charity, SSAFA.

Refreshments will be available from the familiar Church Tea Tent and there will also be a bbq run by the Shop.

Live music should help everything go with a swing.

So let’s hope for fine weather and lots of fun!

If you are able to help set up we shall be starting at about 8.30am.

If have any books for the book stall please leave them with Polly and Oz at Curtle Cottage.  Contributions for the tombola stall will be most welcome – please hand them in to the Shop who will be the main collection point.

All proceeds will be shared between the Church Tower Fund and SSAFA.

(In conjunction with the Beer & Cider Festival at the Trusty – see below)

BEAT REPORT JULY 2017

See Beat Report July 2017 for useful advice and interesting information.

There will not be a Beat Surgery this month.

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE CROSS COMPLIANCE REFRESHER COURSE

The New Forest Land Advice Service is running its annual free training event at Bramshaw on 13th September for landowners, land managers, farmers, commoners, equine owners who have land in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and/or are in receipt of government subsidies or grants which tie them into cross compliance regulations.

See NVZ and Cross Compliance Course Bramshaw for further information.  It’s on a first come first served basis as there are only 30 places.

A NEW UNION FLAG

The Parish Council has provided a new Union Flag to replace its fading predecessor on the flag pole by the war memorial together with a new halyard, courtesy o f Peter Bennett.

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Long may it last!

LYNDHURST SURGERY NEWSLETTER

See Lyndhurst Surgery Newsletter August 2017.  This contains useful information. In particular many will wish to note the dates of the forthcoming walk in ‘flu clinics which are as follows:

  • Every 12 – 1.00 pm each day from the week commencing 18th September (for 3– 4 weeks)
  • Wednesday 20th September from 2 – 4.30 pm
  • Wednesday 4th October 2 – 4.30 pm

VILLAGE AGENT

We have recently received an email from Age Concern Hampshire asking for the Parish Council’s support for recruitment activity to try and find a Village Agent for Minstead.

Village Agents are local people who offer a few hours a week of their time to signpost and help older people to access information, advice and local services.

If you are interested have a look at the Parish Council notice board and/or see Village Agent for further information and how to get involved.

SEARCHING FOR MINSTEAD’S LONG-LOST POOR HOUSE (2)

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Braving variable weather conditions, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday saw a number of people surveying in the field adjacent to Lyndhurst Road between North Lodge and Ivy Farm Cottage through several means including a geophysics survey using an RM15 twin probe resistance meter and a Fluxgate Gradiometer(!), dowsing and a metal detector. The raw data from the first two has been downloaded and shows …….. well, sadly not much at present that is intelligible to amateurs! However, the NFPA’s archaeologist will do further analysis to look at what might be indicated and guide the group in where to focus their efforts. He thought everyone did really well and shouldn’t be downhearted at this early stage. The 3 days were fun, frustrating and physically exhausting in equal measures but best of all this is proving to be a great community activity, with new friendships formed in adversity and new skills mastered by all. More work is planned on Weds 9th and Thurs 10th so keep watching out for more activity and news!

THE TRUSTY SERVANT’S ANNUAL BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL!

Over 10 different beers and up to 20 different ciders, Hog roast and BBQ.. some fantastic music from live bands such as…

The Scheme – Friday 8-late

The lone reviller – Saturday 2-4pm

Charley Macaulay – Saturday 5-7pm

The Underdogs – Saturday 8-late

Ria Osbourne – Sunday 2-4pm

11th, 12th and 13th of August!

Great entertainment all weekend, including ‘family fun day with the village fete’ on Saturday and ‘The Trusty Annual Charity Dog Show’ on Sunday!

www.thetrustyservant.co.uk

Laura and The Team look forward to seeing you all then!

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 6th August 2017 for this week.

NEW FOREST ART SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION.
Saturday 5th August to Sunday 13th August 2017.
10.00am to 5.00pm
Lyndhurst Community Centre SO43 7NY
Access for the disabled.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00578

Address:      Faeries Cottage, Emery Down SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

Ends:           Mon 14th August

No:              17/00589

Address:      Grove Chase, The Grove, Stoney Cross SO43 7GP

Proposal:      Replacement field shelter

Consultation

Ends:           Wed 16th August

No:              17/00615

Address:      Willow Green, Seamans Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FU

Proposal:      2 in no. Outbuildings

Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 17th August

No:              17/00616

Address:      Fishpond Piece, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing

use of dwelling in breach of Condition 1 (Agricultural Occupancy) of

planning permission NFDC/91/48438

Consultation

Ends:           Tue 22nd August

No:              17/00643

Address:      Woodland Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FY

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 29th August

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To keep up to date with events visit http://minstead.org.uk/news/events/

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For past copies of eNewsletters visit http://minstead.org.uk/news/enewsletter/

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For further details of these events click on the links above.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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eNewsletter 30th July 2017

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD AUGUST 2017

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 7th August Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 8th August Social Club

Village Fete and Beer Festival Saturday 12th August on the Green

Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Saturday 2nd September Village Hall

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

This year’s Fete will be held on the Green on Saturday 12th August.

All help and contributions will be most welcome…..

Anyone willing to help set up tents, gazebos, tables etc is asked to be at the Village Green from 8.30am on the day.

If you are able to help run a stall or other entertainment please contact Steve Cattell on 023 8081 3574 or steve_cattell@hotmail.com.

If you have any books for the book stall please leave them with Polly and Oz at Curtle Cottage.

All contributions for the tombola stall will be most welcome – please hand them in to the Shop who will be the main collection point.

All proceeds will be shared between the Church Tower Fund and SSAFA.

Fingers crossed for a fine day and lots of fun!

(In conjunction with the Beer Festival at the Trusty Servant)

SEARCHING FOR MINSTEAD’S LONG LOST POOR HOUSE!

A Tithe Map from 1841 shows a small poor house in the village that was in use until around 1836 when its role was taken over by a larger workhouse in Ashurst. It was sited in a field that lies between North Lodge and Ivy Farm Cottage, although no physical remains are still visible. With kind permission from landowners Sylvia and George Dibben, some members of the Minstead History Group and the NFPA’s Community Archaeologist will be undertaking a geophysics survey of the field using a magnetometer loaned by Bournemouth University to try and detect undersoil evidence of the exact location of the poor house. Watch out from Tuesday 1st August for signs of this ‘Time Team’ activity in the field when you go pass it going along the Lyndhurst Road, near to Football Green!

WEDDING 5TH AUGUST

Minstead Study Centre will be hosting a wedding on Saturday 5th August.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 30th July 2017 for this week.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00578

Address:      Faeries Cottage, Emery Down SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

Ends:           Mon 14th August

No:              17/00589

Address:      Grove Chase, The Grove, Stoney Cross SO43 7GP

Proposal:      Replacement field shelter

Consultation

Ends:           Wed 16th August

No:              17/00615

Address:      Willow Green, Seamans Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FU

Proposal:      2 in no. Outbuildings

Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 17th August

No:              17/00616

Address:      Fishpond Piece, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing

use of dwelling in breach of Condition 1 (Agricultural Occupancy) of

planning permission NFDC/91/48438

Consultation

Ends:           Tue 22nd August

No:              17/00643

Addess:       Woodland Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FY

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Tues 29th August

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This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council (http://minstead.org.uk)

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If you know of someone who does not receive email but might like to read this please print a copy and pass it to them.

If you no longer to wish to receive these eNewsletters please let us know.

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eNewsletter 23rd July 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD JULY/AUGUST 2017

Ragwort Pulling week commencing 17th July

Blood Brothers Lyndhurst Drama Society 20, 21 and 22 July Vernon Theatre

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 7th August Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 8th August Social Club

Village Fete and Beer Festival Saturday 12th August on the Green

 …and don’t forget to prepare your entries for our annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable show on Saturday 2nd September….less than 6 weeks to go!

See 2017 Schedule FLOWER SHOW in case you’ve mislaid your copy!

 For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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RAGWORT

A big thank you to everyone who helped remove ragwort from around the Village this last week.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 23rd July 2017 for this week.

A MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTY

“We’re counting down the days…..
until the Trusty Servant’s Annual Beer and Cider festival! Who’s excited!!???
Over 10 different beers and up to 20 different ciders, Hog roast and BBQ.. some fantastic music from live bands such as The Scheme, The Underdogs and many more!
11th, 12th and 13th of August!
Great entertainment all weekend, including ‘family fun day with the village fete’ on Saturday and ‘The Trusty Annual Charity Dog Show’ on Sunday!
www.thetrustyservant.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you all then!

Laura and The Team”

ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Curiouser and Curiouser etc concert Lyndhurst (1)

Romsey Choral Society is very much looking forward to singing a fun set of music for families to enjoy hence the afternoon matinee performance to encourage as many children to come as possible. The three songs from Alice in Wonderland are very special to Lyndhurst of course so make sure to put the date in your diaries!

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE SEEN IN BARTLEY

It has been reported on Hampshire Alert that at 18:30 on the 19/07/2017 a suspicious vehicle was seen outside an address in Bartley with 3 males on the driveway. They claimed they were looking for scrap before leaving on request. The vehicle was a Ford Transit in white BN54***. This vehicle has been seen on several occasions in the Forest and beyond under similar circumstances. If you see this vehicle pleases call 101 at the earliest opportunity.
Please log any valuables on www.immobilise.com

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00578

Address:      Faeries Cottage, Emery Down SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

Ends:           Mon 14th August

No:              17/00589

Address:      Grove Chase, The Grove, Stoney Cross SO43 7GP

Proposal:      Replacement field shelter

Consultation

Ends:           Wed 16th August

No:              17/00615

Address:      Willow Green, Seamans Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FU

Proposal:      2 in no. Outbuildings

Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 17th August

No:              17/00616

Address:      Fishpond Piece, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing

use of dwelling in breach of Condition 1 (Agricultural Occupancy) of

planning permission NFDC/91/48438

Consultation

Ends:            Tue 22nd August

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eNewsletter 16th July 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD JULY/AUGUST 2017

Ragwort Pulling week commencing 17th July

Blood Brothers Lyndhurst Drama Society 20, 21 and 22 July Vernon Theatre

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 7th August Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 8th August Social Club

Women on Wednesdays (WOW) 8pm Wednesday 9th August Green Room

Village Fete and Beer Festival Saturday 12th August on the Green

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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RAGWORT

A further plea to everyone to pull ragwort in their area during this coming week of 17th July!

  If you can’t manage it please let us know and we’ll try and get someone over to do it for you. If you are pulling it a fork helps and you are advised to wear gloves and also a hi-vis vest if you are walking along road verges.  Please dispose of it with normal garden waste or rubbish.

MINSTEAD OIL

Orders for heating oil for delivery in July should be received by MinsteadOil by 9am this Wednesday 19th July. One order (for 1000 litres) has already been received (on 16th June) and Mike Hutton hopes this still stands!

Delivery would be expected within 10 days of 19th July but those who order will be advised as to price and delivery once this is established.

Subsequent order dates are 20th September and monthly thereafter.

FUTURE USE OF PHONE BOX

The Parish Council is supporting a proposal to develop the phone box opposite the Trusty into a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle museum and information point.  A project team has been set up locally and anyone wishing to participate should get in touch with Sylvie Dibben (Email sylvia@dibben.net).

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 16th July 2017 for this week.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00532

Address:      Merrie Orchard, Foorball Green Minstead SO43 7FR

Proposal:      Detached garage with storage over; demolition of existing

outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Mon 31st July

No:              17/00570

Address:      Fletchwood (FLET E8L5 11Kv Circuit) Land at Minstead Study

Centre SO43 7GJ

Proposal:      1No. replacement electricity pole (Application under Section 37 of

the Electricity Act 1989 Overhead Lines (Exemption)(England and

Wales) Regulations 2009.

No:              17/00571

Address:      Fletchwood (FLET) 58L5 11Kv Circuit, Land at Brick Kiln Farm,

Acres Down, Minstead SO43 7GB

Proposal:      Replacement of 1No. electricty pole and relocation of 1No.

electricity pole (Application under Section 37 of the Electricity

Act 1989 Overhead Lines (Exemption)(England and Wales) Regulations 2009.

No:              17/00578

Address:      Faeries Cottage, Emery Down SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

Ends:           Mon 14th August

No:              17/00589

Address:      Grove Chase, The Grove, Stoney Cross SO43 7GP

Proposal:      Replacement field shelter

Consultation

Ends:           Wed 16th August

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eNewsletter 9th July 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD JULY 2017

Minstead History Group Social Club Tuesday 11th July 8pm

Women on Wednesdays Green Room Wednesday 12th July 8pm

CPR and Defibrillator Training Green Room Thursday 13th July 11am-12.30pm

Ragwort Pulling week commencing 17th July

Blood Brothers Lyndhurst Drama Society 20, 21 and 22 July Vernon Theatre

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CPR and DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING 13TH JULY

A further reminder that there are some places still available for Minstead parishioners on a first aid course on CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the use of our defibrillator this Thursday 13 July from 11.00 – 12.30 in the Green Room.  If you are interested please contact Councillor Helen Bennett on 023 8081 2358 or Helen.benett160@yahoo.com.

RAGWORT

Although Ragwort (stinking willie) provides a home and food source to at least 77 insect species it is also very poisonous to horses and cattle and therefore particularly unwelcome in the New Forest.

Everyone is encouraged to pull ragwort in their area (and anywhere else they think needs it!) during the week of 17th July.  If you can’t manage it please let us know and we’ll try and get someone over to do it for you. If you are pulling it a fork helps and you are advised to wear gloves and also a hi-vis vest if you are walking along road verges.  Please dispose of it with normal garden waste or rubbish.

GLEBE FIELD

The owners of the Glebe Field wish to protect it against unlawful and unwanted use or occupation, but still allow it to be used for the benefit of the village.  To this end they will be taking action to restrict vehicular access whilst still allowing access to animals and pedestrians.  There will be arrangements in place for vehicular access should it be necessary for either animal or human emergency.

MINSTEAD HISTORY GROUP 11TH JULY

The next meeting will be in the Social Club at 8pm on Tuesday 11th July when there will be an entertaining talk by Richard Reeves about “Medieval Minstead”.

NEW OFFER FROM FLOGAS

All Flogas LPG customers who are in the Minstead Parish buying group scheme (ref: code 819) with bulk tanks, not cylinders, should receive a letter with details of a new fixed rate 2 year contract offer, in the post in the next few days. This improved offer has been negotiated by a member and it means that all members will be on the same rate and the same end date of contract. The offer (see LPG BUYING SCHEME OFFER July 2017 – Minstead Buying group) is: 30.28 ppl + Vat @ 5%, fixed for two years. All tank rental is 14.25 p per day + Vat = £13 per quarter (+ 5 % Vat) This is a reduction from the previous contract offer of two years ago!

If any member does not receive this new contract offer in the next few days, please contact Christopher Tompkins (of Flogas) on 08009176112 and quote the reference: Minstead buying group 819.This offer may be available to other parishioners who are presently with other LPG suppliers depending upon contract expiry date.

RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Some big issues are facing the New Forest in the coming years. The organisations with the main remit for both protecting the National Park and enabling people to enjoy it need your help to:

  • provide the best recreational experience for local people and our visitors
  • protect the very thing people come to see – the spectacular, yet fragile landscape which is a haven for many rare wildlife species
  • ensure limited resources are spent wisely.

The Forestry Commission, Natural England, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and the Verderers have asked the National Park Authority to lead on the consultation.

If you wish to comment on the initial draft strategy you should do so by 13th August.

To find out more and to see how to join in the debate and comment visit the NPA Website

There are still a number of roadshows but unfortunately the one in Lyndhurst was on 4th July!  See RMS Poster for these and how to request a printed survey.

CONNECT TO SUPPORT HAMPSHIRE

For those who have not already found it, the County Council have a very comprehensive website Connect to Support Hampshire which provides an online information and advice guide and directory of services for adults with care and support needs who live in Hampshire.

 NEW APP FOR NEW FOREST HEALTH & LEISURE

Customers using New Forest District Council’s five health and leisure centres are benefitting from a new app.
Class bookings, swim times, centre news, and special offers are all available on the go, on the app, along with online chat, membership details, and notifications of important centre information.
The new app has many additional features and users can even social share their fitness plans with friends at the touch of a button.
Available to download free from the iOS App and Android Play stores.
Visit the NFDC website if you wish to know more.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

 No:             17/00502

Address:      Hill Close, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for a proposed

single storey extension

There may be more but the NPA website is not responding today!

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eNewsletter 25th June 2017

A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD JULY 2017

Junior Minstead Summer Dance Sat 1st July 7.30-11pm Village Hall (see below)

Parish Council Meeting Monday 3rd July 7.30pm Danby Room

Minstead Trust Summer Fete Saturday 8th July 12.30-4.30pm at the Lodge

Minstead History Group Social Club Tuesday 11th July 8pm

Women on Wednesdays Green Room Wednesday 12th July 8pm

CPR and Defibrillator Training Green Room Thursday 13th July 11am-12.30pm

Blood Brothers Lyndhurst Drama Society 20, 21 and 22 July Vernon Theatre

And coming up on 12th August don’t forget the Village Summer Fete and Trusty Beer Festival!

For further details of these events click on the links above and/or see below.

For future events please visit the Village website.

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SUMMER DANCE

Come and support this Village Event

 SATURDAY 1ST JULY

See DiscoBoogieNightFlyer for poster .

Pull out those miniskirts and bell bottoms from your wardrobes, come and show off your funky moves to the sounds of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

7pm till 11pm

Tickets available from the Village Shop/Social Club/Acres Down Farm Shop

Adults £6.50 and Kids £4.50

* BBQ * FANCY DRESS COMPETITION * BAR * RAFFLE *

CONGRATULATIONS

Many congratulations to Cllr Richard Taylor on his recent election to the New Forest National Park Authority as the representative of Parishes in the north east quadrant of the Park.

THANKS

We are very sad to report the recent and untimely passing of David Johncey of Bay Tree Cottage.  Wendy would like to pass on her gratitude for the many sincere condolences that she has received from the community.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 25th June 2017 for services and events at All Saints. Visit the New Forest Parishes website for wider information about the Benefice.

 NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL PARK

See National Park News June 2017 from the National Park which includes:

  • How to join the debate about recreation management in the New Forest
  • How to have your say on changes to planning policies in the local plan draft
  • Funding for Artists in the New Forest Arts Festival
  • How PEDALL is helping people with disabilities enjoy the forest
  • How to nominate your favourite New Forest building design!

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation this week:

No:              17/00469

Address:      Fleetwater Farm, Newtown Road, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GD

Proposal:      Conservatory

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 10th July

No:              17/00502

Address:      Hill Close, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for a proposed

                   single storey extension

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