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eNewsletter 19th November 2017

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD NOV/DEC 2017

Village Lunch 12.30pm Tuesday 21st November Trusty Servant

Christmas Lunch at Minstead Lodge Thurs 23rd Nov-14th Dec

Traditional Breadmaking 10am Saturday 25th Nov Study Centre

Cinderella 2.30 and 7.30pm Saturday 25th November Copythorne Village Hall

Festive Furzey 29th November-3rd December (SOLD OUT!)

Christmas Print Making Workshop 2-5pm Sat 2nd December Study Centre

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th December Danby Room

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th December Social Club

Village Lunch 12.30pm Tuesday 19th December Trusty Servant

Carols on the Green (with Father Christmas!) from 6pm Sat 23rd December

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For further information click on the links above, visit the Village website and

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 19th November 2017 for this week’.

VILLAGE SHOP

See MINSTEAD VILLAGE SHOP CHRISTMAS 2017 reminder for information about Christmas ordering from the shop.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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

No:              17/00938

Address:      Malwood Walk Farm, Newtown Road, Newtown, Minstead,

Lyndhurst, SO43 7GD

Proposal:      2no. rooflights to existing outbuilding to facilitate conversion to

home office; 2no. rooflights and re-roof existing garage/store to

facilitate conversion to home studio; stable block/tack room;

sewage treatment plant; demolition of existing workshop

(Application for Non-Material amendment to planning permission

17/00735)

Consultation

Ends:           n/a

No:              17/00915

Address:      Park Farm Cottage, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FY

Proposal:      Single storey rear extension

Consultation

Ends:           Thursday 7th December 2017

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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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eNewsletter 18th December 2016

Minstead Parish Council wishes all readers a very Happy Christmas and a joyful New Year!

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD

Village Lunch 12.30 Tuesday 20th December Trusty Servant

Nativity Service 4.30pm Saturday 24th December All Saints

Midnight Mass 11pm Saturday 24th December All Saints

All Age Worship 10.30am Sunday 25th December All Saints

Public Holidays Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January

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

For future events please visit the Village website.

 The next newsletter will be in January 2017!

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CAROLS ON THE GREEN, FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE MUMMERS!

Many congratulations to all who made this year’s festivities on the Green such a success especially the music makers, Father Christmas, the staff of the Trusty Servant and the indomitable Mummers.  It was another fantastic Village occasion!

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REFUSE COLLECTION OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

The collections for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December will be on Monday 2nd January and Tuesday 3rd January respectively.

Glass Collections for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December will be on Saturday 24th and Saturday 31st December respectively.

Christmas tree drop-off points

Drop-off points will be set up across the New Forest to collect your Christmas trees. Collected trees will be chipped and used as mulch.

Sites will be open from Monday 2 January to Monday 9 January 2017.

Our nearest site is Lyndhurst central car park.

For further information about refuse collection visit http://www.newforest.gov.uk/christmas

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See  all-saints-notices-18th-december-2016 for services and events at All Saints and

click here for more information about All Saints and the Benefice.

WHATS ON AT THE TRUSTY DECEMBER

LIVE JAZZ STYLE MUSIC – Every Friday in December! Come and book your Christmas party and enjoy the live music throughout December!
NEW YEARS EVE – special specials and deals on bubbles, free glass at midnight!!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

from Laura and the team

 MINSTEAD TRUST AND FURZEY GARDENS

Minstead Trust would like to thank everyone for their support during their Pearl Anniversary year. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year from everyone at Minstead Trust Training & Support, Minstead Lodge and Furzey Gardens.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR OIL TSAR

“As you may have gathered from my last communication regarding the January date for Oil ordering, I was still not in tune with the calendar!

ALL order deadlines will be 9am on a Wednesday starting with Wednesday 4th January 2017. Orders will be accepted on the basis that I will place them at the best price I can obtain on the day.

Subsequent dates are:-

February 8th; March 15th; May 17th; July 19th; September 20th; October 18th; November 15th and December 6th.

As usual I will send out reminders a week or so before deadline dates and deadline times will remain 9am on the relevant Wednesday. In general, delivery can usually be expected within 7 working days from the deadline date.

Note that there is no order date in April, June or August. Equally, the reminder in May could be either earlier or only a few days before the deadline as I am trying to plan a holiday in early May!

Best wishes to you all for a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Mike”

 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation this week:

No:              16/01004

Address:      Aldermoor, The Grove, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GP

Proposal:      Detached outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 12th Jan 2017

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eNewsletter 6th September 2015

COMING UP SOON IN MINSTEAD

Monday 7th September Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Old Surgery

Tuesday 8th September History Group 8pm Social Club

Wednesday 9th September Beat Surgery 9.30-10.30 Village Shop

Wednesday 9th September 8pm WOW meeting in the Green Room

Friday 11th September Pub Quiz from 7pm Trusty Servant

Saturday 12th September Study Centre Open/Apple Day 12.30-4.30pm

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MINSTEAD FLOWER SHOW SOCIETY’S 64TH ANNUAL FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

A huge thank you and many congratulations to all those who contributed to yet another outstandingly successful Minstead Flower Show.  There were a bumper 610 entries, considerably up on last year, and a very high standard was achieved in all classes.

The Show was opened by Parish Council Chairman Mr Bill Andrews who also presented the Cups and Special Awards.

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Special thanks go to the hard working committee of Colin Payne (Chairman), Janet Mitchell (Hon Secretary) and Tim Holt (Hon Treasurer) as well as the very many volunteers who helped with the detailed organisation, the teas, the raffles, the tombola and other attractions.

And a final thanks to all in the Community who took part, especially to the children for their wonderful array of exhibits.

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The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 8.00pm – everyone welcome!

MINSTEAD MAIL

A further reminder that the Autumn 2015 edition of Minstead Mail is being prepared and will be printed and distributed in hard copy to all households in the Parish towards the end of September.  It will include details of all known events up until the New Year

If you have any contributions and/or suggestions please email them to minsteadpc@googlemail.com as soon as possible.

 MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS

For the week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website. Follow All Saints’ activities on Facebook and/or

sign up for Church Notices.

There will be a Silent Auction of Kate Charman’s pen and ink drawing of All Saints’ Church from Aug 15th to Oct 2nd 2015.  See Silent auction poster2.

Like to bid for the picture? There are forms available in the church porch.  Once you’ve completed one, please bring it to church or give it to one of the churchwardens.

Bids will be accepted until 9pm on Friday October 2nd.

The draw will take place on Sunday October 4th, during the Church’s 9.30am celebration of Harvest Festival.  If yours proves to be the highest bid, we will be in touch.

 HISTORY GROUP TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER

8.00 PM in the Social Club

There will be a talk by Stephen Ings – All Welcome!

 BEAT SURGERY WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

9.30 – 10.30 am Village Shop

Come along and meet our local police and take the opportunity to discuss with them any local matters that may be of concern or interest.

PUB QUIZ

TRUSTY SERVANT vs NEW FOREST INN

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

From 7pm.

There is a team of 11 coming from the New Forest Inn and the Trusty wants to ensure a home victory!

Anyone wishing to organise a team or just take part please contact Sam or any of the team at Trusty by dropping in, emailing info@thetrustyservant.co.uk or by phone on 023 8081 2137.

There will be a return match later in the year!

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER STUDY CENTRE OPEN/APPLE DAY

12.30-4.30 pm

This is a family day in celebration of apples, local produce, acoustic music and storytelling. Bring you apples to be identified by expert Chris Bird from Sparsholt College or to be juiced in the traditional apple press (bring lots of containers!). There will be an Apple Cake and an Apple Creature Competition for the creative amongst you!

£3 per family, everyone welcome!

See Study Centre website for further information

 “RURAL POLICING MATTERS” CAMPAIGN

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is encouraging members and supporters to respond to a government consultation on funding rural policing. The RSN is supporting a ‘rural policing matters’ campaign by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), which is encouraging consultation responses. NRCN research due to be published next month shows trust in policing is much lower than residents of urban areas. Without proper resourcing for rural police forces, it is possible that some crimes and anti-social behaviour might not get the attention they deserve. The NRCN argues that a proposed new funding formula fails to take into account the unit-cost of policing a rural area. It says the formula also fails to reflect the majority of work the police do which is not in fact crime-related such as road safety or responding to welfare issues. Both the RSN and the NRCN are encouraging as many rural residents as possible to respond to the government consultation on the issue. They believe that the new police funding formula should recognise the “inbuilt complexities” of dealing with crime in rural, isolated areas. Full details about the ‘rural policing matters’ campaign, including the consultation, are available on the NRCN website here. To ensure your voice is heard, they suggest responding to the government’s consultation using a prepared template letter available here. They are also encouraging people to sign the ‘rural policing matters’ petition, which is also available here. Please bear in mind that all consultation responses have to be with the government by 15 September.

 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation.

Visit http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications for further information.

Application No:      15/00502 (amended plans to the revised application)

Registration Date: 13th July 2015

Closing date:           8th September 2015

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

Proposal:                 Replacement Dwelling and garage (revised application)

 

Application No:      15/00478

Registration date: 6th August 2015

Closing Date:           10th September 2015

Location:                   Cartref Cottage, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross SO43 7GN

Proposal:                  Single storey extension; detached double garage with storage over

Application No:      15/00490

Registration Date: 17th August 2015

Closing Date:           tbd

Location:                  Ivy Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FX

Proposal:                 Chimney Alterations

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eNewsletter 26th July 2015

COMING UP SOON IN MINSTEAD

Thursday 30th July Minstead Makers 6pm Furzey Tea Rooms

Monday 3rd August Parish Council meeting 7.30pm in the Old Surgery

Tuesday 11th August History Group 8pm in the Social Club

Wednesday 12th August WOW 8pm in the Green Room

Thursday 13th August Beat Surgery 6-7pm Village Hall

Saturday 15th August Village Fete on the Green

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RAGWORT PULLING

Many thanks to all those who turned out on Wednesday to pull Ragwort,
we really are making a difference to the amount that there is.
We are sure that Commoners with animals on the Forest will be grateful.
Additional thanks to Mark Bridle for providing his mammoth tractor for safe disposal.

MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS

For the week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website. Follow All Saints’ activities on Facebook and/or

sign up for Church Notices.

MINSTEAD SUPERFAST BROADBAND

To enable us to gauge the spread of effectiveness of our new SuperFast status please would those of you who have already been upgraded let us know at minsteadpc@googlemail.com your ISP and what Up- and Down-load speeds you achieve once the change has settled down.
Many Thanks.

A338 CONSTRUCTION WORKS

Those who commute regularly to the Bournemouth area will be interested to read A338 CONSTRUCTION WORKS 2015 from Bournemouth Borough Council which promises some disruption along the A338 for the next 9 months!

 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation.

Visit http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications for further information.

No/Registration Date:15/00502    21/07/2015

Location: HUNTERS BROOK, LYNDHURST ROAD, MINSTEAD, LYNDHURST, SO43 7FX

Proposal: Replacement dwelling and garage

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No/Registration Date 15/00527    09/07/2015

Location:THE SPLASH, NEWTOWN ROAD, MINSTEAD, LYNDHURST, SO43 7GJ

Proposal:Orangery

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No/Registration Date:15/00528     07/07/2015

Location:TALBOT COTTAGE, SEAMANS LANE, MINSTEAD, LYNDHURST, SO43 7FU

Proposal:Extension to existing stables to create carport and log store

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No/Registration Date:15/00468      02/07/2015

Location:PILMORE HEATH FARM, EMERY DOWN, LYNDHURST, SO43 7GA

Proposal:Stables

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Local Youth Group Presents Two Charities with Fund Raising Cheques after a “Spooktactular” Pantomime!

The talented children of Junior Minstead, ranging in age from 3 to 15 years old put a “Spooktacular” pantomime, with their gothic slapstick take of:

Dracula – The Vampire that Bites Back – It’s a Thriller!

After 3 months of rehearsals, the children put on two “fangtastic” performances. On each night the group also held a raffle for their nominated Charities.

This year the group raised £154.00 for the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance and £206.00 for Help the Heroes.

Wendy Hague, Chair of the group, said we are a small village self-help group, which has been running for over 38 years now.  We have always supported both National and Local Charities over the years.

Neil Bowen, volunteer from Help for Heroes and Toby Hazan, volunteer from the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance accepted the cheques on their charities behalf from the group on Tuesday 12th May.

Both gentlemen thanked all the children and adult helper’s for their efforts and for choosing their respective charities. They also spoke to the children about the important work both charities do.

The support received from the community and in particular from our younger fundraisers, is very important to us and much appreciated stated Toby Hazan from the HIOW Air Ambulance,  if it wasn’t for the support and help from groups like Junior Minstead , the charities wouldn’t operate……as ever penny counts!

eNewsletter 5th January 2015

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST eNEWSLETTER of 2015!

NOW LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, MORE OR LESS, HERE ARE SOME SNIPPETS WHICH YOU MAY FIND INFORMATIVE, USEFUL AND PERHAPS EVEN INTERESTING!

COMING UP IN JANUARY

Wed 7th Jan – Beat Surgery at the shop 9.30-10.30 am

Tues 13th Jan – History Group in the Social Club 8.00pm

Tues 20th Jan – Village Lunch in the Trusty 12.30pm

Wed 21st Jan – Charity Quiz Night in the Trusty, 8pm

Sat 24th Jan –Upcycling Sewing workshop at the Study Centre 9.30am-4.00pm

See below for further details

BEAT SURGERY AND BEAT REPORT FOR DECEMBER

The next Beat Surgery will be at the Shop this Wednesday 7th Jan 9.30-10.30 am. This is a good opportunity to meet our local police officers and discuss any issues of concern with them informally.

See Beat report Dec14 for our latest beat report. As previously mentioned, the Constabulary is undergoing major changes over the next few months and this includes the way it passes on and shares information. Details of crimes and incidents of note are being circulated via Hampshire Alert. To sign up to receive Alerts please go to www.hampshirealert.co.uk or contact the beat team for more information.

HISTORY GROUP

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th Jan in the Social Club at 8.oopm.

All welcome!

VILLAGE LUNCH

This will be held in the Trusty at 12.30pm on Tuesday 20th Jan

A small menu of dishes priced at £6.50 will be available for Minstead villagers

TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER

Tuesday 20th January – Village Lunch 12.30pm

Wednesday 21st January – Charity Quiz Night, starts at 8pm all proceeds to The New Forest Trust

Saturday 24th January – Burns Night Supper, a traditional Scottish evening at The Trusty celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns, 4 course set Supper Menu for £19.95, please book early to avoid disappointment as this is a very popular event, we will require a £5 per person deposit at time of booking to secure the table.  See Burns Night Menu 2015.

Privilege Card Holders!! There are some fantastic offers for Privilege Card Holders at The Trusty at the moment, if you don’t have one it is very simple to set up just pop in and ask the bar staff and you can be earning points and experiencing great offers within a couple of days.

UPCYCLING WORKSHOP

24th January 2015 at the Study Centre 9.30am-4p.m.

See Study Centre website for further information.

MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS

For the week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.

Revd Cyril Payne died on December 27th last year.  He was 88 and had been in Belmore Lodge retirement home at Lymington for two years.  In the mid 1990’s Cyril was sent to All Saints’ Minstead as priest in charge and stayed for nearly two years.  During this period he brought great healing after a difficult time for All Saints. He was much loved in this parish.  The Thanksgiving service for Cyril will be on Monday 12th January at 2.30pm at St Thomas’s, Lymington.If you would like to know the address of Shelah, his widow, please contact one of the churchwardens:

Isabel  Yeo (02380 282724 isabel@yeo-family.org.uk)

Elizabeth Randall (02380 811115 elizrandall@btinternet.com)

 ICY ROADS

The recent cold spell caused ice to form in some places on our roads and at least one incident when a vehicle overturned (thankfully, no serious injuries).  The Parish Council has urged HCC and local property owners frequently over several years to clear ditches, culverts, drains, bunnies etc to try and reduce the places where water spills out on to our roads in wet weather, with the potential to freeze in cold weather but there remain many places where this still occurs.  Grit bins are located near most of the more hazardous places but as their precise positions are subject to approval by the Verderers they are not always in the best place. If you live near one and have a few minutes to spare then spreading a bit of grit around in freezing conditions would make our roads safer and help you warm up!

Meanwhile, everyone is warned to be extremely careful when driving, riding or walking along our roads in freezing conditions.

VIDEO OF THE MUMMERS

A video of the Minstead Mummer’s performance at the Trusty Servant on 20TH December is being put together.  If you have any video recordings or photos of the performance, Nick Mellersh would love to have them to improve the video. Any video shot, however short, or any still photo however blurred, would be really useful.  Please contact Nick on 02380 8112651 or via email at nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

 MINSTEAD OIL

From now on, all requests for oil made to Minstead Oil will be accepted as firm orders UNLESS you specify that you wish to be advised of price, delivery or company (or any combination) AT THE TIME OF Ordering. Mike Hutton will remind you of this for the next few occasions.

The order dates for 2015 (all by 9.00am on a Wednesday) are :-

14th January; 18th February; 18th March; 13th May; 15th July; 16th September; 14th October; 11th November and 2nd December.

As usual, reminders will be sent out before each date by e-mail to those registered and via the Minstead Parish Council weekly e-mail. Feel free to pass this information on to any oil users in Minstead, Lyndhurst, Bank, Bartley, Winsor and places nearby!

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FATHER CHRISTMAS VISITS MINSTEAD SAT 20th DECEMBER!

Father Christmas visited Minstead on his sleigh to give out presents to a great many children.  Everyone enjoyed seeing him as well as singing carols to live music with mulled wine and mince pies.  He thoroughly enjoyed his time in Minstead and hopes all the children got what they wanted. He plans to return again next year!

Father Christmas

His visit was followed by the annual performance by the Mummers of Minstead, led by the indefatigable Nick Mellersh!

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