eNewsletter March 5th 2017

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

Parish Council ordinary meeting 7:30pm Monday 6th March

Hunting in the New Forest (Historical Talk) 7.30pm Tuesday 7th March Emery Down

WOW 8pm Wednesday 8th March

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 14th March Social Club

Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting 7:30pm Wednesday 15th March 2017

Furzey Gardens Spring Flower Basket Workshop 10am and 2pm Monday 20th March

 

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

For future events please visit the Village website.

We accept no responsibility whatsoever for external links which are only posted in good faith.

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Annual Parish MEETING

15th March 2017 at 7:30pm in the Green Room of the Village Hall

Come to hear a summary of what your Parish Council has been doing for you, to have your say, and to listen to a presentation by Cllr Edward Heron (HCC, NFDC, NFNPA)

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

For services and events see the attached Notices here and here, and the All Saints Calendar

 

How We Used To Live

Hunting in the New Forest

By Paul Ames, Past Master The New Forest Hounds

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Emery Down and Bank Village Hall at 7.30pm

Entrance: £3 on the door.

 

HCC BUS PASS RENEWALS

Hampshire County Council would like to notify as many older and disabled people as possible that they are in the process of renewing bus passes which are due to expire 31 March 2017.

Please see attached poster and/or if you need any further information please take a look at their website http://www3.hants.gov.uk/passengertransport.htm or email them at community.transport@hants.gov.uk

 

Minstead Village Shop

Mother’s Day Flower & Table Dressing Workshop & Afternoon Tea – Thursday 23rd March,

For further details and to book, email Heidi@minsteadvillageshop.com or, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/1327169890659439/

 

Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive (Cycling event)

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

Start/Finish Somerley House

Event does not pass through Minstead Parish but some adjacent roads may be affected.

For more detail enquiries@ukcyclingevents.co.uk   www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

Event Management Contact 01425 653372; Emergency Contact on the days 07961 063100

FEBRUARY POLICE BEAT REPORT ATTACHED

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Universal Credit (UC) has been rolled out across the district since December 2015 for single claimants who would otherwise be claiming Jobseekers Allowance.

From 22nd February 2017, UC has been rolled out with the full service for everyone of working age living in Bartley, Bramshaw, Brook, Cadnam, Calmore, Copythorne, Lyndhurst, Minstead, Ower, Totton and Winsor. For these areas only UC will replace all the following state benefits for all new claims:

Housing Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credits, and Child Tax Credits

 

Existing claimants in receipt of any of the above benefits will migrate to UC following a change of circumstances, e.g. moving in or out of work or claiming Tax Credits for the first time.

This is a huge change to claimants & will have an impact on the council, in particular rent collection.

The rest of the district is not due to “go-live” with the full service until May 2018 and it is anticipated that the full migration will be completed by 2022.

For more details & information see http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/16626/Universal-Credit

 

FURZEY GARDENS SPRING WORKSHOPS

Monday 20th March: Basket Arrangements 10am and 2.00pm

Spend a fun relaxed morning or afternoon with an experienced tutor and make a beautiful, seasonal basket of flowers, ideal for Mother’s Day!

No experience is necessary and all resources, flowers and equipment will be provided.

Our experienced instructor will provide step-by-step guidance so that you can develop your floral skills and successfully create your own stunning arrangement.

Refreshments are provided and your ticket also includes entrance to Furzey Gardens for the day, so you can make the most of your visit and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Gardens in all its spring glory.

Price: £40.00 (£37.50 Furzey Gardens and RHS members).

You can choose to include a delicious light buffet lunch to make the most of your day at Furzey Gardens for just £6.00 extra.

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/Event/floral-workshop

 

Monday 3rd April: Photography with your Smartphone Workshops: 10am and 2pm

If you’ve ever wanted to take better photographs with your mobile phone, come and join us for a photography workshop using your mobile phone. Learn how to get better exposures and make the most of the lens in your camera phone to look at better ways to photograph different subjects.

This session uses the wonderful setting of Furzey Gardens to put your skills into practice. It includes basic photography; working with the exposure to get better pictures, and looking at the quality of the pictures to use the best settings.

Refreshments are provided and your ticket also includes entrance to Furzey Gardens for the day, so you can make the most of your visit and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Gardens in all its spring glory.

Price: £25.00. Choose from a morning or afternoon session, each lasting approximately 2 hours.

You can also choose to include a delicious light buffet lunch to make the most of your day at Furzey Gardens for just £6.00 extra

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/Event/smart-phone-photography-workshop

 

 

And Finally – A DOGGY TALE

Last week, Chris & Tessa Keeley were introduced to an army tank driver who, following a terrible accident, is being discharged from the army and consequently losing his home. Given his uncertain future, he has made the soul-destroying decision to re-home his dogs in an attempt to offer them a more stable life. The German Shepherd has come to live with Chris and Tessa but the small dog is still seeking a home. If you, or anyone you know and trust is interested, the attached document (Foxy) gives the full story and contact details.

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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

 

No:                  16/01075

Address:         CARTREF COTTAGE, RINGWOOD ROAD, STONEY CROSS, SO43 7GN

Proposal:         Single storey extension; new double garage with room over

Consultation Ends 8th March 2017

 

No:                  17/00162

Address:         FIELD 13 NORTH OF SCHOOL LANE, LYNDHURST ROAD, MINSTEAD, SO43 7GJ

Proposal:         Agricultural Barn.

Consultation Ends Tue 27th March 2017

 

No:                  17/00123

Address:         MERRIE ORCHARD, FOOTBALL GREEN, MINSTEAD, SO43 7FR

Proposal:         Detached Garage with storage over (Demolish existing outbuilding).

Consultation Ends Tue 27th March 2017

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