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eNewsletter 23rd June 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Pop Up Cafe this Sunday 23rd June in aid of the Community Shop on the Green

10.30am to 2.30pm or later

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st July Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 2nd July

Furzey Toddle 11am-midday Thursday 4th July

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 9th July Social Club

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 10th July Green Room

Open Door Community Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 18th July All Saints Church

The Tin Woman 7.45pm 18-20 July Vernon Theatre

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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MINSTEAD MAIL JUNE 2019

We have resorted to emergency procedures this month to distribute printed copies of Minstead Mail!  It has been hand delivered by your Parish Councillors and Clerk who hope they have covered every household.  If you have not received one and would like one please let us know either by email to minsteadpc@gmail.com or by ringing our Clerk on 023 8081 2375 but please note that you can also read it on line by visiting the Village Community website.

Many thanks to the Parish Council team for taking on this task at short notice.

A31 MINSTEAD CATTLE GRID IMPROVEMENTS

Further to last week’s notice many will have received a further letter from Highways England stating that Kier Highways’ work to bring the current cattle grid located off the A31 up to current specification is now expected to start on Monday 8th July (not 1st July) and will take place over 5 days.  Lyndhurst Road will be closed between the A31 and Seamans Corner which means no access to and from the A31 westbound at the Seamans lane junction.  Signed diversion routes will be in place.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATION – BALANCING THE BUDGET

HCC is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on ways to balance its budget in response to growing demands on council services and continuing pressures on local government funding.

By April 2021 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £80 million.  With less money available and growing demand for council services decisions will need to be made about what it can and cannot provide in the future.

The County Council would like to hear your views on the following options for balancing its budget as well as any alternatives you may wish to propose:

  • introducing and increasing charges for some services
  • encouraging central Government to make legislative changes
  • generating additional income
  • continuing to use the County Council’s reserves prudently
  • reducing and changing services
  • increasing Council Tax
  • changing local government arrangements in Hampshire

To find out more and complete the consultation on line visit

https://www.hants.gov.uk/balancingthebudget

You can also request an information pack and response form in Braille, audio or large print by emailing insight@hants.gov.uk or ringing 0300 555 1375.

Please not that the consultation ends on Wednesday 17th July.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:                 19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

                          Advertisement Consent)

Consultation

Ends:             Thursday 27th June

No:                  19/00172

Address:       Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:      Installation of 4no. low level light bollards and associated works

Consultation

Ends:            Friday 28th June

No:                 19/00470

Address:      The Lodgers, Malwood Walk Stables, Newtown Road, Newtown,

                         Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GD

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for continued

                         use of the building known as The Lodgers as an independent

                        dwelling

Consultation

Ends:             Fri 12th July

No:                  19/00457

Address:       Wisteria Cottage, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Orangery; insertion of 1no. dormer window (Demolition of existing

                         conservatory)

Consultation

Ends:           Fri 12th July

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 16th June 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Open Door Community Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 20th June All Saints Church

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 11am Sat 22nd June

Pop Up Cafe (in aid of the Community Shop) on the Green

10.30am to 2.30pm or later Sunday 23rd June

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st July Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 2nd July

Furzey Toddle 11am-midday Thursday 4th July

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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MINSTEAD MAIL

The June 2019 edition of Minstead Mail will be delivered to all households in hard copy this coming week.  If you simply can’t wait you can read it now on the Village website by clicking HERE!

MINSTEAD EMERGENCY PLAN

As announced in Minstead Mail (when you get it!) the Village Emergency Plan, otherwise known as the Community Resilience Plan, can now be seen on the Village website by clicking HERE.  The aim of this plan is to help the parishioners of Minstead support themselves when faced with an emergency situation within the village. It should also provide important information to the emergency services regarding the ongoing situation and the requirements of the village.   Many thanks to Councillor Helen Bennett and Dawne Wakelin for all their hard work in putting this plan together.

A31 MINSTEAD CATTLE GRID IMPROVEMENTS

Many will already have received a letter from Highways England stating that Kier Highways will be carrying out work to bring the current cattle grid located off the A31 up to current specification.  Work is expected to start on Monday 1st July and will take place over 5 days.  Lyndhurst Road will be closed between the A31 and Seamans Corner which means no access to and from the A31 westbound at the Seamans lane junction.  Signed diversion routes will be in place.

MINSTEAD TRUST SUMMER FETE

11am – 2.30pm Saturday 22 June

Next Saturday is Fete Day at Minstead Trust. Come along, join us and help raise money to support the work of Minstead Trust. The Fete will have all the usual fete stalls such as tombola, coconut shy and children’s games. There will also be live music and performances from some of our students. Bring your family dog along and enter into our dog show.  Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Prize Draw too, there are plenty of prizes to be won including a star prize of £100 John Lewis vouchers.

Click HERE to find out more.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Visit the Village website to find out about services this week and other events.

MORE ON THE YEAR OF GREEN ACTION

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:              19/00357

Address:      Mill Lane Farm, Mill Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP

Proposal:      Change of Use of existing stables to 1no. self contained holiday let;

                           agricultural barn (Demolition of existing stables)

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 19th June

No:              19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

                          Advertisement Consent)

Consultation

Ends:           Thursday 27th June

No:              19/00172

Address:      Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:      Installation of 4no. low level light bollards and associated works

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 28th June

No:                19/00470

Address:      The Lodgers, Malwood Walk Stables, Newtown Road, Newtown,

                         Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GD

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for continued

                         use of the building known as The Lodgers as an independent

                        dwelling

Consultation

Ends:           Fri 12th July

No:              19/00457

Address:      Wisteria Cottage, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Orangery; insertion of 1no. dormer window (Demolition of existing

                         conservatory)

Consultation

Ends:          Friday 12th July 2019

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 9th June 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 11th June Social Club

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesdays 12th June Green Room

Beat Surgery 4pm Saturday 15th June Trusty Servant

Open Door Community Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 20th June All Saints Church

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 11am Sat 22nd June

Pop Up Cafe (in aid of the Community Shop)

10.30am to 2.30pm or later Sunday 23rd June

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st July Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 2nd July

Furzey Toddle 11am-midday Thursday 4th July

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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HISTORY GROUP MEETING 11TH JUNE

This month’s meeting will include a talk by Tony Davis entitled

“Flying through the New Forest”.

8pm in the Social club

All welcome!

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) MEETING 12TH JUNE

This month’s talk will be about the New Forest Marque 8pm in the Green Room

New members welcome.

Click HERE to find out more on the Village website.

HIT AND RUN IN LYNDHURST

Were you in Lyndhurst on Thursday 30th May 2019 between 12.30 and 13:00 and did you witness a hit and run incident at the exit to the public car park (ie between Pages and the Lyndhurst Working Mens Club)? A man from Minstead was hit by a car that failed to stop when leaving the car park, at the junction with the High Street, he went onto the bonnet and the car drove off without stopping. It was a small car, possibly a Mini in a light colour and may have a visible scratch on the bonnet.

If you saw anything please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com and/or contact the Police on 101 or visit the Hampshire Police website by clicking  HERE.

FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW

Saturday 7th September

A further reminder that you can see the full schedule with details of the programme, classes, trophies and rules by clicking HERE.

There are lots of different classes to suit everyone and included this year is a competition for children to design a poster to be used to advertise the 2020 show!  See classes 76 and 77 and to download and print the template click 

MFS Poster Template 2019.

2019 IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS

It’s 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that established the family of National Parks in England and Wales. Known as Britain’s breathing spaces, national parks are areas of spectacular landscape which are given the highest level of protection so that everyone can visit and enjoy them.

To celebrate the anniversary there is a nationwide Year of Green Action – a year-long drive to get more people from all backgrounds involved in projects to improve the natural world.

Throughout 2019 there will be events and activities across the New Forest aiming to help people connect, protect and enhance nature.

Click HERE and Year of Green Action to find out more.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE CAMPAIGN

As many will know, New Forest organisations are calling on visitors and residents to keep their distance from the National Park’s free-roaming animals.  The animals’ owners and local organisations have come together to issue the call as concerns mount that people are putting themselves and the animals at risk by getting too close.  Click HERE to find out more and please spread the word to friends, relations and others you know who are visiting the New Forest and do not necessarily have as good an understanding of commoning and livestock as those who live here.

NEW FOREST FILM FESTIVAL 8-16 JUNE

The New Forest Film Festival is fast approaching – and there are lots of events being held across the New Forest to celebrate! From drive-in movies to quizzes, there’s something for everyone.  There are 15 community cinemas around the New Forest as well as various venues all hosting film related events. Visit https://newforestfilmfestival.com/ for further information and click HERE for details of the various events.

D-DAY AND THE CANADIAN MEMORIAL AT MOGSHADE HILL

Amongst the many other D-day 75th anniversary celebrations was a Remembrance and Rededication Service at the Canadian Memirial at Mogshade Hill on Wednesday 5th June.  A cross was erected here on 14th April 1944 by men of the 3rd Canadian Division of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps who were stationed in the area during the build up to D-day.

The original two pine logs that were bolted together to form the Cross were replaced with New Forest oak in 1949 held together with the original bolt.  The Cross has since been replaced again using local oak and the original bolt.

On the Sunday nearest 6th June every year the New Forest Fellowship of Services holds a remembrance service at the Memorial so that future generations do not forget the Canadian presence in Hampshire in 1944.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:              19/00388

Address:      Home Farm Cottage, Bull Lane, London Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FT

Proposal:      Retention of replacement oil tank

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 14th June

No:                 19/00357

Address:       Mill Lane Farm, Mill Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP

Proposal:      Change of Use of existing stables to 1no. self contained holiday let;

                         agricultural barn (Demolition of existing stables)

                         Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 19th June

No:              19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

                          Advertisement Consent)

Consultation

Ends:             Thursday 27th June

No:                  19/00172

Address:        Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:      Installation of 4no. low level light bollards and associated works

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 28th June

                                                                Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 2nd June 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd June Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am Tuesday 4th June

Furzey Toddle 11am Thursday 6th June

A Summer Evening at Furzey 6.30pm Friday 7th June

Queen’s Official Birthday Saturday 8th June

D Day 1940s Evening 7.30pm Saturday 8th June Social Club

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 11th June Social Club

Beat Surgery 4pm Saturday 15th June Trusty Servant

Open Door Community Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 20th June All Saints Church

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 11am Sat 22nd June

Pop Up Cafe (in aid of the Community Shop)

10.30am to 2.30pm or later Sunday 23rd June

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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BEAT REPORT AND SURGERY

Click HERE to read the Beat Report for our area for May.

It’s full of interesting stuff, as usual – many thanks to our Neighbourhood Policing Team for putting it all together and getting it to us so promptly!

Richard Williams’ SCAM BUSTING talks will continue in June, so if you would like some advice on how best to beat the scammers and stop yourself from becoming of victim of this type of crime, email him and he’ll arrange a visit. Or if you are a member of a group that meets regularly and are happy for him to use up ten minutes of your time let him know and he’ll come to your next session. He has already visited the Bramshaw WI and the film club, the Lyndhurst and Winsor Neighbourhood Watch groups, as well as individuals in Ashurst, Copythorne, Bartley and Brockenhurst.

His email address is richard.williams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Please note that the next Beat Surgery will be in the Trusty at 4pm on Saturday 15th June.

FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW

Calling all Gardeners, Flower Arrangers, Home-bakers & Crafters

It’s that time of year to turn your thoughts to the

68th Minstead Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show

The Show is on

Saturday 7th September

Minstead Village Hall 2019 at 2pm

Lots of different classes to suit all!!

Click HERE to see the full schedule with details of the programme, classes, trophies and rules.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click HERE to see the latest notices for All Saints Church and the Benefice.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:                  19/00388

Address:        Home Farm Cottage, Bull Lane, London Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                           SO43 7FT

Proposal:      Retention of replacement oil tank

Consultation

Ends:             Friday 14th June

No:                  19/00357

Address:        Mill Lane Farm, Mill Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP

Proposal:      Change of Use of existing stables to 1no. self contained holiday let;

                           agricultural barn (Demolition of existing stables)

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 19th June

No:              19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

                         SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

                          Advertisement Consent)

Consultation

Ends:              Thursday 27th June

No:                 19/00172

Address:        Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:      Installation of 4no. low level light bollards and associated works

Consultation

Ends:             Friday 28th June

                                                                  Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 26th May 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Pop-Up Shop on the Green

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd June Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am Tuesday 4th June

Furzey Toddle 11am Thursday 6th June

A Summer Evening at Furzey 6.30pm Friday 7th June

Queen’s Official Birthday Saturday 8th June

D Day 1940s Evening 7.30pm Saturday 8th June Social Club

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 11th June Social Club

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 11am Sat 22nd June

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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THE POP-UP CAFE

(in aid of the Minstead Community Shop)

will be on the Village Green

today Sunday 25th May from 10.00-14.30

Please come and support this event and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea accompanied by some delicious homemade cakes and savouries.

If you would like to help with the Pop-up Cafe, either by serving in the tent or by baking please contact Annabel Bruxner-Randall, pdbruxner_randall@hotmail.com or 02380 813242.

MINSTEAD MAIL

We are preparing the next edition of Minstead Mail which goes to all households in the Parish in printed form in June. If you have something to contribute please let us know by 31st May at minsteadpc@gmail.com but please bear in mind that space is limited to two sides of A4 to keep down costs!

PATIENT INFORMATION EVENT IN LYMINGTON

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click HERE to see the latest notices for All Saints Church and the Benefice.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:              19/00388

Address:      Home Farm Cottage, Bull Lane, London Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FT

Proposal:      Retention of replacement oil tank

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 14th June

No:              19/00357

Address:      Mill Lane Farm, Mill Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP

Proposal:      Change of Use of existing stables to 1no. self contained holiday let;

                   agricultural barn (Demolition of existing stables)

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 19th June

No:              19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

Advertisement Consent)

Consultation

Ends:           Thursday 27th June

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 5th May 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Pop Up Shop Today Sunday from 10.30am on the Green!

(in support of the Community Shop)

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting Annual Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

Rhododendron Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 9th May

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 14th May Social Club

Beat Surgery 4pm Saturday 18th May Trusty Servant

Choir from Scratch 6pm Sunday 19th May Christ Church Emery Down

Litterpick 10am Wednesday 22nd May Andrews Mare Car Park

Primula Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 23rd May

Much Ado about Nothing 6.30pm Sat 25th May Furzey Gardens

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The following were elected to Minstead Parish Council on 2nd May:

Cllr Bill Andrews

Cllr Helen Bennett

Cllr Steve Cattell

Cllr Alan Ferguson

Cllr Georgina Hough

Cllr Graham Saunders (Nibby)

Cllr Richard Taylor

We say goodbye to Cllr Dawne Wakelin and thank her for all the invaluable work she has done over the last four years.  She will be missed.

We welcome Cllr Graham Saunders (Nibby) on to the Council.

The first meeting of the new Parish Council will be held in the Danby Room at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th May when the Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected.

Click HERE to read the Agenda.

MINSTEAD COMMUNITY SHOP

Please support today’s (Sunday 5th) Pop Up shop on the Green from 10.30am today!

Coffee, cakes and chat all available!

Community Fibre Broadband Scheme

We are still short of the total that needs to be paid by the end of this week and really do need those of you who have already pledged to pay, to do so now.

Everybody needs to consider that the scheme will fail and the properties on the CFBS list will not have FTTP available unless we can all raise the required total.

Please contact the Chairman of the Parish Council on 07751064493 or email minsteadchairman@gmail.com for details of how to contribute your share, or to make a goodwill donation.

The current situation may be seen here.

BEAT REPORT FOR APRIL 2019

Click HERE to read the latest Beat Report from our neighbourhood Policing Team.

In particular please note that the next monthly Beat Surgery will be held in the Trusty Servant at 4pm on Saturday 18th May if there is anything you wish to discuss with the team.

In addition you can see that PCSO Richard Williams is keen to visit as many of the more vulnerable people in our community in May and June to talk to them about being scammed and about how best to stop it. So if you know someone who might benefit from a visit and a chat then please email him at richard.williams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Further to the above, the latest Neighbourhood Watch Network e-newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from its website via: 

www.ourwatch.org.uk/new-issue-of-our-news-out-now/
This issue describes the three new online toolkits the Network has produced for members and coordinators covering social media, burglary prevention and managing a scheme. It also included some interesting daily themes for the forthcoming Neighbourhood Watch Week.

MINSTEAD SOCIAL CLUB

The Happy Fryer and will be supplying Freshly cooked Fish and Chips at Minstead Club every Thursday Evening from 6pm..

LITTERPICK

The next litterpick is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 meeting in Andrew’s Mare car park at 10am. As usual, we will cover both sides of the road from the A31 cattlegrid to the Newtown/Acres Down Crossroads and it will take approx one and a half hours.

McDonalds will provide the bags and litterpicking sticks. Everyone is welcome.

Any questions please email tessakeeley1@gmail.com

CHOIR FROM SCRATCH

…for an event in Christ Church, Emery Down at 6 pm on Sunday 19 May2019.

We are hoping that singers will volunteer to be part of a scratch choir; any age, any ability, any parish.

If you wish to sing and help to fill the church with wonderful music, please contact Robert Osborne – 02380 812375.

STALLIONS ON THE FOREST

Selected stallions will be turned out on the New Forest on Monday 13th May until Monday 24th June. Please keep your distance from the stallions and their herds. They are only out for a few weeks and in very limited numbers.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click HERE to see the latest notices for All Saints Church and the Benefice.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There are no Planning Applications for Minstead out for consultation this week.

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 28th April 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Local Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019

Furzey Toddle 11-12am Thursday 2nd May

Pop-Up Cafe Sunday 5th May on the Village Green

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting AGM 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

Rhododendron Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 9th May

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 14th May Social Club

Primula Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 23rd May

Much Ado about Nothing 6.30pm Sat 25th May Furzey Gardens

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletter and Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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LOCAL ELECTIONS

The four-yearly, all-out, elections for New Forest District Council and Town and Parish Councils in the District will be held this Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

For the first time for many years there will be an election for Minstead Parish Council at Polling Station No. 17, Minstead Hall!

This will be the only election in Minstead this time, our District Councillor having already been elected unopposed.

Click HERE for further information.

MINSTEAD COMMUNITY SHOP

In another fund-raising effort the Minstead Community Shop opened a Pop-up café on the Village Green on Easter Saturday and Sunday.  It was a considerable success with takings over £450 for the two days, although we had significant set-up costs for our first Pop-up Café we still made a profit of around £150.  We expected improved profits going forwards.

Many, many thanks to the ladies of the village (and we think it was all ladies) for the delicious cakes and savouries that they contributed.

Thank you to all those who helped by serving at the stall, putting up Peter Bennett’s gazebo and of course all those who patronised the stall.

Most thanks go to Annabel Bruxner-Randall for a massive effort over many weeks in making it happen.

We will be running the Pop-up Café again over the next Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday, 5th May from 10.30am to 2.30pm or later.

The Working Group extends its thanks for all your ideas, support and not least patience, we shall keep you updated on our endeavours.  If you wish to contact the Working Group please use our email: minsteadcommunityshop@gmail.com or speak to any members of the working group.

COMMUNITY FIBRE BROADBAND SCHEME

We are continuing to collect contributions for the Scheme and although there is still a bit of a way to go we are making progress and have collected or had pledges for over 65% of the total needed.

Again, many thanks to all those who have supported the scheme which we continue to believe represents outstandingly good value for money for providing ultrafast broadband to most of the community.

If you still have questions about the scheme we have included a section of Frequently asked Questions on the dedicated page on the Village website https://minstead.org.uk/broadband/

This page also includes the latest “totaliser” which is updated daily so you can keep an eye on progress.

Please consider the advantages that this ultrafast connection could bring you, your family and the wider community and contact us either by emailing minsteadchairman@gmail.com or by using the online form at http://ultrafast.minstead.org.uk/ to discuss your potential participation.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click HERE to see the latest notices for All Saints Church and the Benefice. Please note that as from and including Sunday 5th of May, by decision of the 3 PCCs, there will be changes in the service times around the Benefice. 

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

Application No:      19/00231

Address:                 Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FR

Proposal:                 Detached garage with storage over; Demolition of existing

                                    outbuilding (Application for Non Material Amendment to

                                     Planning Permission 17/00532)

Consultation

ends:                            nyk

Application No:      19/00083

Address:                   Land At Hollyhock Cottage, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                    SO43 7GG

Proposal:                 Retention of barn and agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:                          Wed 1st May 2019

                                                                Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

e/newsletter 21st April 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Pop Up Shop Sat 20th and Sun 21st on the Green

(in aid of the Community Shop)

Easter Day Sunday 21th April

Easter Monday 22nd April

St George’s Day Tuesday 23rd April

Steel Magnolias 7.45pm 25th-27th April Vernon Theatre

Stained Glass Workshop 10am-5pm Saturday 27th April Study Centre

Local Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019

Furzey Toddle 11-12am Thursday 2nd May

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletterand Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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We are sending out this weekend’s eNewsletter early and in doing so the Parish Council wishes all its readers

A VERY HAPPY EASTER!

(Apologies again for getting the dates wrong last week!!)

EASTER SERVICES

Click HERE to visit the All Saints page on the Village website to see the latest news and details of Easter services for the Anglican, Catholic and Baptist churches.

POP-UP CAFÉ

on the Village Green

in aid of the Community Shop

This Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April

11.00-16.00

Please come and support this venture, have a cup of coffee and some cake in the glorious Easter weather.

If you would like to help by baking or serving in the tent please contact Annabel at pdbruxner_randall@hotmail.com

or call on 02380 813242

LOCAL ELECTIONS – POSTAL VOTES

A few reminders if you are a postal voter:

  1. You must sign, and write your Date of Birth on the Postal Vote Statement (PVS). The signature must be the one with which you applied for a postal vote, and it needs your Date of Birth, NOT today’s date
  2. Then mark X’s on the Ballot Paper and seal the Ballot Paper into Envelope A.
  3. Finally put Envelope A and your completed PVS into envelope B, seal that and post it.

Community Fibre Broadband Scheme
We are hard at work collecting monies for this Scheme from those on the CFBS list, and from those generous and community-minded enough to make voluntary contributions to help bring it to fruition.
If you have already made a payment “Thank you very much”.
If not, would you consider the advantages that this Ultrafast connection could bring you, your family and the wider community and contact us either by emailing minsteadchairman@gmail.com or by using the online form at http://ultrafast.minstead.org.uk/ to discuss your potential participation?
So far we have raised only 40% of the £106,698 required to make this connection possible.

COMMUNITY SHOP QUIZ NIGHT

The Quiz Night on 13th April was attended by over 90 members of the Minstead community and raised nearly £900 pounds for its funding of a Community Shop in Minstead.  The winners were the “Fleetwood Fools”, the runners-up “The Olorenshaws”.

Very many thanks to everyone who supported the occasion.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

Application No:      19/00231

Address:               Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FR

Proposal:                Detached garage with storage over; Demolition of existing

                             outbuilding (Application for Non Material Amendment to

 Planning Permission 17/00532)

Consultation

ends:                     nyk

Application No:      19/00083

Address:               Land At Hollyhock Cottage, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                             SO43 7GG

Proposal:                Retention of barn and agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:                     Wed 1st May 2019

Application No:      19/00205

Address:               Home Farm, Peartree Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FH

Proposal:                Internal alterations (Application for Listed Building Consent)

Consultation

Ends:                     Wed 24th April 2019

                                                             Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 14th April 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

Open Door Cafe 2-4pm Thurs 18th April in the Church

Good Friday 19th April

Beat Surgery 4-5pm Saturday 20th April in the Trusty

Easter Day Sunday 21st April

Easter Monday 22nd April

St George’s Day Tuesday 23rd April

Steel Magnolias 7.45pm 25th-27th April Vernon Theatre

Stained Glass Workshop 10am-5pm Saturday 27th April Study Centre

Local Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019

Furzey Toddle 11-12am Thursday 2nd May

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletterand Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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EASTER SERVICES

Click HERE to visit the All Saints page on the Village website to see the latest news and details of Easter services for the Anglican, Catholic and Baptist churches. There will be a Churches Together Walk of Witness at 10.45am on Good Friday starting at St Michael and All Angels Church.

MINSTEAD ULTRAFAST BROADBAND – PROGRESS

The Community Fibre Broadband Scheme announced at the Annual Parish Meeting on 20th March is being progressed as rapidly as possible.  The contract with Hampshire County Council was signed on 11th April which means we must have collected sufficient funds for the scheme to go ahead by 9th May.  We have written to all households who are eligible to benefit asking for firm commitments and we are now following up with house to house visits to answer any further queries.  We have also asked the wider community for support.

The background to and details of the scheme can be read by clicking HERE on the Village website.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to contribute so we can progress this unique offer which will be of huge benefit to the community. The best ways of doing this are:

Using the online form at

https://minstead.org.uk/minstead-community-fibre-scheme/

or

Contacting the Parish Council Chairman at minsteadchairman@gmail.com

 CALLING ALL YOUNG GARDENERS IN MINSTEAD!

Now’s the time to plant your own potatoes and shallots so you can enter your crop in the annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show on Saturday 7tht September!

Open to all those under 15 in the Village.

This year’s seed potatoes and shallot sets are ready for collection from Steve Cattell now!

Contact him on 023 8081 3574 or steve_cattell@hotmail.com.

 WANTED!

Part-time bar staff for Sunday lunch times at the Social Club, 11.30 to 4.00. No experience required training will be given.

Apply to at the Club or to Peter Bennett on

07940 838168, peter.bennett@ymail.com

 FRIENDS OF LYNDHURST SURGERY – ECG APPEAL

FOLS has just recently received a request from the surgery to purchase a new ECG machine, complete with attachments as necessary, as the present piece of equipment which was provided and maintained by FOLS, is now on its last stages of practical use and beyond economic repair.  It will cost FOLS around £2,500, a very large sum for such a small local charity, but so vital for the surgery and for the benefit of us all, meaning that patients can be tested at the surgery without having to attend one of our local hospitals

We have instructed the surgery to purchase the new machine to ensure there is a working ECG available to them at all times. We ask that you help us to find the additional funding necessary to purchase and maintain the device, whilst still servicing all the equipment we have already purchased

We will, of course keep you informed of our progress towards the £2,500 target through posters and information at the surgery

Please contact Davis Wilson Chair, Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery through the surgery number 023 8028 2689

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

Application No:      19/00231

Address:                    Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                      SO43 7FR

Proposal:                  Detached garage with storage over; Demolition of existing

                                     outbuilding (Application for Non Material Amendment to

                                      Planning Permission 17/00532)

Consultation

ends:                     nyk

Application No:      19/00083

Address:                    Land At Hollyhock Cottage, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                      SO43 7GG

Proposal:                  Retention of barn and agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:                           Wed 1st May 2019

Application No:      19/00205

Address:                    Home Farm, Peartree Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FH

Proposal:                Internal alterations (Application for Listed Building Consent)

Consultation

Ends:                         Wed 24th April 2019

                                                                  Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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eNewsletter 7th April 2019

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON

History Group 8pm Tues 9th April Social Club

Village Quiz 7.30pm Sat 13th April Village Hall

(in aid of Minstead Community Shop)

Open Door Cafe 2-4pm Thurs 18th April in the Church

Good Friday 19th April

Beat Surgery 4-5pm Saturday 20th April in the Trusty

Easter Day Sunday 20th April

Easter Monday 21st April

St George’s Day Tuesday 22nd April

Steel Magnolias 7.45pm 25th-27th April Vernon Theatre

Stained Glass Workshop 10am-5pm Saturday 27th April Study Centre

Click on the links above to find out more!
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event or incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our websitee-newsletterand Facebook page.
If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and may like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.
 
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LITTER PICK

Very many thanks to all who turned out to help with the annual Village “Spring Clean” litter pick yesterday and at other times.

Regulations prevent us from publishing a photo of you all – bureaucracy rules ok – but it was a great effort and much rubbish was found everywhere!

HISTORY GROUP TUESDAY 9TH APRIL

A reminder that this month’s talk will be led by Carol Standeven to have another look at the Meridian TV programme on MINSTEAD, broadcast in April 2001 in the ‘Village Voices’ series.

8pm in the Club – all welcome

Click HERE for further details 

VILLAGE QUIZ SATURDAY 13TH APRIL

7.30 pm In support of the Minstead Community Shop

Please support our first fund raising event!

Tickets are £15 per person including Fish & Chip supper (or vegetarian alternative)

Deadline for purchase of tickets is 10th April, please contact Annabel at minsteadcommunityshop@gmail.com.

Maximum team size 6, if you need us to help you make up a team please contact Annabel.

Bar is Open from 7.00 pm

Raffle

BEAT REPORT

Click HERE to see the Beat Report for March – it is another interesting read!

Please note that the next Beat Surgery will be held from 4 to 5pm in the Trusty on Saturday 20th April.  It’s an excellent opportunity to meet our local police to exchange information informally.

 LOCAL ELECTIONS 2ND MAY 2019

Details of this year’s District and Parish Council elections can be read by clicking:

Local Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019

As announced there will be a Parish Council election in Minstead and Minstead electors will receive polling cards and should vote.

Persons nominated for election as Councillor to Minstead Parish Council can be seen here:

2019 nominations Minstead Parish Council

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click HERE to visit the All Saints page on the Village website to see the latest news and details of services.

Sunday 14th, 10.00 – Palm Sunday; starting with the donkey on the green, then into church for a short celebration service.

 MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

Application No:      19/00231

Address:                    Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                     SO43 7FR

Proposal:                Detached garage with storage over; Demolition of existing

                                   outbuilding (Application for Non Material Amendment to

                                   Planning Permission 17/00532)

Consultation

ends:                     nyk

Application No:      19/00083

Address:                 Land At Hollyhock Cottage, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                   SO43 7GG

Proposal:                Retention of barn and agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:                          Wed 1st May 2019

Application No:      19/00205

Address:                   Home Farm, Peartree Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst,

                                     SO43 7FH

Proposal:                Internal alterations (Application for Listed Building Consent)

Consultation

Ends:                        Wed 24th April 2019

                  Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
 
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