eNewsletter 17th February 2014


A little dog became seriously ill last week having eaten rat poison which it is believed he picked up in the Newtown area.
If you are putting down rat poison please be careful where you put it!

Thankfully on this occasion there was a happy outcome.


There was a break in at 5.50am on Sunday 16th February at Stoney Cross. Garages were rammed with a vehicle and a high value of tools and machinery taken.

If you have seen any suspicious vehicles (or people) in the village recently please inform the Police on 101.


See Cadnam beat report Jan14


As part of the programme of works being undertaken by Operation Resilience HCC will shortly be undertaking drainage improvement works on Lyndhurst Road from Church Lane to the track, south east of The Coach House. The works are programmed to start on Monday 17th February 2014 and are expected to last for 2 weeks. In order to undertake the works safely it will be necessary close the road to through traffic each day between 08:00 – 17:00hrs, and a  signed diversion route will be in place when the closure is in operation, utilizing Football Green. The road will be opened at evenings and weekends.

Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the Operation Resilience team on 01962 813063 or email operation.resilience@hants.gov.uk

 Village Lunch Tues 18th February 2014

All Minstead villagers are welcome in the Trusty at 1230 to meet other local people and chat over lunch.

Choice of meals at £6 per person or choose from the standard menu.


Minstead Bell Ringers would welcome one or two new members, either with or without previous experience of ringing. Contrary to popular belief, ringing bells does not require either strength or musical ability – just enthusiasm and some commitment to practise once or twice a week. Minstead practices are held every Thursday 19.30 – 21.00. Ringing is a social activity that exercises the brain as well as the body. If you are interested please contact Peter Bennett (023 8081 2358) or Polly Osborne (023 8081 2375). We would love to hear from you!

 Minstead Players Tuesday 18th February 2014

Play reading at Cadenham Lodge Newbridge Road Cadnam SO40 7NS

Join us to discover the history and meaning of the Minstead Mummers Play that has been performed in the village for many years at Christmas usually after Carols on the Green.

We will be reading through the script and discussing how the Players may be able to ensure this fascinating piece of village history is preserved and performed in the future.

More information from Kay Nicholson 80813180.


Wednesday 19th February – Quiz Night, Charity Quiz Night starting at 8.30pm all proceeds to Charlotte’s I Believe I Can Fund Of Hope

Friday 28th February – Man vs Food The Trusty Hot Wing Challenge, our hottest challenge yet! Enter now at The Trusty

Friday 14th March – The Trusty presents Be A Star Karaoke Night

For details, further information and to follow events see Facebook or ring 023 8081 2137.

We are also now taking entries for this year’s Forest’s Got Talent, win £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and the chance to perform at The Wave 105 Bournemouth Air Show




For details of Services and other events see the Benefice website.

and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.


Church warden.  After the APCM on 23rd April George Dibben will be stepping down from being churchwarden.  Please reflect on who might take his place.

Bulb planting. we would like to add some snowdrops to the bulbs we planted last autumn.  Many people prefer to plant snowdrops in full leaf, i.e.” in the green”.  If you would like to plant some in the churchyard we will be doing this at about 11.30, after the service on Feb 23rd.  Bring trowel, gloves, fork and bulbs if you can get them………If you cannot get to the service meet us at the church porch at 11.30 for refreshments. We will identify on a church yard map where you have planted your bulbs.

Worship Group.  The recent meeting agreed to try holding some gatherings in the afternoon to engage more with the village community.  The first one will be on Palm Sunday at 4pm, starting on the village green.


“A lifetime of drawing children”

An exhibition of drawings of children by Jeanie Mellersh.


Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man”, a mass for peace, was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations. It was originally dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis.

This is a highly evocative and moving work which will be performed in St Michael’s Church in Lyndhurst for the first time. It is especially appropriate that it is to be performed in the year of the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. The concert is being performed by members of various choirs who will be coming together on the day to raise funds for Help for Heroes, for St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst and All Saints’, Minstead. If you are a singer who knows the piece well please do apply to Berry Stone for a place in the choir. The concert is taking place with the support of The Prince Foundation.

For further details contact Berry Stone on 023 8081 3719 or berrymstone@btinternet.com

 5-4-50 RACE NIGHT 29th MARCH

In Minstead Social Club
Hosted by 5-4-50
All welcome
Everybody is a Potential Winner
Buy a horse -cash prizes. Look out for the opportunity
Tote on the night
See you there.


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