Roads and Transport

Hampshire County Council is responsible for the maintenance of all roads in Minstead except for the A31 which is the responsibility of the Highways Agency.
See http://www3.hants.gov.uk/transport  for information on Highway Traffic and Transport including reporting and contact details.
New numbers for some of the key services that you may be interested in are:
• Hampshire County Council General Enquiries & Switchboard: 0300 555 1375
• Roads and Transport: 0300 555 1388
• Concessionary Travel (including Blue Badge): 0300 555 1376
• Concessionary Travel Minicom (including Blue Badge): 0300 555 1390
Click here to report a road problem such as a pothole to Hampshire County Council.  Although the PC does its best to report all dangerous potholes in the Village, the more individual people who report them the sooner something is likely to be done to fix them.  Do try and take a photograph and if you do we suggest you put something next to it, like a bunch of keys, to give an indication of its size and depth.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is no public transport available in Minstead but there are services available from Cadnam and Lyndhurst.  Click here for a summary of Public, Community and School transport provided by HCC, inluding changes to bus services from January 2015. Please note that the time you can start using your bus pass is going to change from 09:00 to 09:30 from Monday to Friday from 1/04/15.

Click here for further information and to access bus timetables and maps for the New Forest.

CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL

Older residents, or those over five who have specific disabilities, can take advantage of free travel on local buses throughout Hampshire and the rest of England.  Click here for further information.

OTHER TRANSPORT OPTIONS

There are a range of other transport options provided by HCC which can be seen here.  Included amongst them is a bookable taxishare service, the Fritham, Nomansland, Bramshaw, Brook and Minstead 31 Taxishare. This is a public transport service for anyone who needs to travel from Fritham, part of Nomansland, Bramshaw, Brook and Minstead into Totton. The service is similar to a bus service, except that passengers will need to book in advance and the journey will be operated by a taxi instead of a bus.to Totton which operates on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Click here for further details and the timetable.

BUS SERVICE TO NEW MILTON

Community First operates a “Call and Go” weekly bus service from Lyndhurst to New Milton every Thursday. Given sufficient warning it will be able to collect people from Minstead, though due to its popularity it is very much a question of booking early to avoid disappointment. In the longer term Community First is considering whether to provide a Minstead service to Totton. To find out more, for fares and to make a booking ring 0845 602 4326.

LYNDHURST AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURCARE

This volunteer service covers Minstead, Emery Down, Bank and Brook.  If you need assistance to attend hospital or Lyndhurst surgery appointments, or to visit the dentist or chiropodist, we can arrange a volunteer driver to take collect you from your home and take you back again after your appointment.  We can fulfil other requests too. We ask for a donation to cover the driver’s expenses.  Please telephone 0845 0945 818 and leave a message on our Voicemail – but if possible, please give us two working days notice of your appointment.

FURTHER PASSENGER TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Further information about Passenger Transport can be found here.