eNewsletter 17th December 2017

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

Service of Lessons and Carols 4pm Sunday 17th December All Saints Church

Last Monday Rubbish Collection before Christmas! Mon 18th December

Village Lunch 12.30pm Tuesday 19th December Trusty Servant

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

Nativity Service 4.30pm Sunday 24th December All Saints Church

Midnight Holy Communion 11pm Sunday 24th December All Saints Church

All Age Worship 10.30am Monday 25th December All Saints Church

Double Monday rubbish collection Saturday 30th December

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CAROLS ON THE GREEN WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER

Carol-Singers

There will be carols, mince pies and a festive tipple outside The Trusty from 6pm……and possibly even some presents!

 (Parents please hand in clearly labelled presents to the Trusty by midday Sat 23rd and try and keep the value under £5)

This will be followed by a performance of the ancient Minstead Mummers play

(see below – not to be missed!)

There will also be a collection in aid of the Children’s Society.

SANTA-IN-SLEIGH

WHEN WILL HE ARRIVE?

Father Christmas’ exact arrival time will depend on reindeer flying performance and snow conditions on the day but we are assured he will be with us at approximately 6.30pm.

THE MINSTEAD MUMMERS NEED YOU!

The Ancient Minstead Mummers’ Play is being dusted down again, ready for Saturday 23rd December. It’s about 10 minutes long and is performed on the Village Green, then in local pubs.   Home grown and informal; no one has too much too say and it’s great fun.  Traditional costumes are provided. A short rehearsal will take place at the Mellershes in London Minstead at 5pm on the 23rd.  You’ll be welcome to join in; no experience needed!  Please contact Nick and Jeanie Mellersh on 02380 812651  nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See above and  All Saints Notices 17th December 2017 for service details and other events.

Again the year is an invitation to share the memory of a loved one at Christmas

The Christmas tree will be in church from Friday 15th December

Fill in a name tag (names will not be read out)

which will be used as part of the Christmas tree decorations from the Carol Service (4pm on Sunday 17th) until 12th Night.

Blank tags will be in box on the front left pew in the nave, or use your own.

Please do join us in a joyous Christmas celebration.

Christmas Tree

MINSTEAD MAIL

The latest edition of Minstead Mail has been distributed by hand to all households in the Parish.  It is regretted that the entry about the Christingle Service is incorrect.  This should, of course, have been called the Five Candles Service which for over 50 years has marked the beginning of Advent in Minstead.  The  service was brought to Minstead from his previous parish by Rev. Clifford Rham, who was Rector of All Saints’ from 1963 – 1970 and it is now led by Gill Gibbons who has been involved since 1967 and makes it “as near to the original as we can get it”.  We also apologise for misspelling Gill’s name.

See THE FIVE CANDLES SERVICE IN MINSTEAD for further details of the history and meaning of the Minstead Five Candles Service.

A LOAD OF RUBBISH

Everyone whose rubbish collection is on a Monday should note that for tomorrow 18th December the collection will be as normal; but that their next collection will be on Saturday 30th December; and that there will not be one on Monday 1st January!

If your collection is on Tuesday 19th December then the next one will be on Tuesday 2nd January.

For further information about collection dates for refuse and glass and for information about Christmas tree drop-offs from 2nd January visit

http://newforest.gov.uk/christmasrefuse

Bearing in mind that household waste can really increase at Christmas, from packaging and gift wrapping, to glass bottles, chocolate tins, and Christmas trees. New Forest District Council has provided advice on how to dispose of some of your extra household waste and what can be recycled.

Click Christmas Recycling in the New Forest 2017 to read this important information.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR OIL TSAR

“Each year I set out the dates throughout the following year when I will place Oil orders for those who have requested them. The purpose of this notification is so you are not caught out and miss a date when you really should have ordered oil!

All dates are Wednesdays and orders must be with me at minsteadoil@gmail.com before 9am on the relevant date.

January 10th; February 14th; March 14th; May 16th; July 18th; September 19th; October 17th; November 14th and December 5th.

In order to remove any doubt, I will NOT be ordering in April, June or August.

If you would like to see the historical list of fuel prices with Minstead Oil, please let me know. The usual caveat applies ‘Past performance is no guide to future performance’ and fuel prices will go up as well as down!!

Happy Christmas all.

Mike”

PARKING CLOCKS

2018 Parking Clocks are available to buy on line or at certain outlets. Short stay annual £25; long stay annual £120; quarter year long stay £35. Visit http://newforest.gov.uk/parkingclocks for further information

VILLAGE SHOP

The Village Shop will be open until around midday on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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MINSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL WISHES EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

 Father Christmas

Internet permitting, the next eNewsletter will be sent out on 27th December.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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

No:              17/01008

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 Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 28th December

No:              17/00968

Address:      Muffins, Woodside, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GB

Proposal:      First floor dormer window

Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 28th December

No:              17/00969

Address:      Muffins, Woodside, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GB

Proposal:      First floor dormer window; internal alterations (Application for

Listed Building Consent)

Consultation

Ends:           Thurs 28th December

No:              17/01004

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

Proposal:      Two storey extension

Consultation

Ends:           Thursday 4th January

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