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eNewsletter 16th September 2018

Sunday 16th September eNewsletter

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Walk in ‘Flu Clinic 2.15-5pm Wednesday 19th September Lyndhurst Surgery

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 22nd September Trusty Servant pub

Patient Information Morning organised by the Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery 10.30am-12.30pm Thursday 27th September Lyndhurst Community Centre

Elf and Fairy Day 11am-3pm Friday 28th September Furzey Gardens

Macmillan coffee morning 10.30am Friday 28th September All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st October Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 9th October Social Club

Harvest Festival Concert 7pm Saturday 13th October All Saints Church

Harvest Festival Service 10.30am Sunday 14th October All Saints Church

Half Term Fun 11am-3pm Mon 22nd – Fri 26th October Furzey Gardens

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 you are hosting or of any incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.

MINSTEAD COMMUNITY SHOP

178 people responded to the recent survey of whom 126 said they would use a Community Shop regularly, 47 occasionally and 5 not at all.  There were lots of interesting suggestions and encouraging offers of help in various ways.  We believe this represents more than sufficient support for a community Steering Group to be set up to consider the various options and establish a way ahead and we are contacting all those who volunteered.  It is hoped that such a Group will form up in the next few weeks and that once it is established there will be further consultation with the village Community.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Our new Priest-in-Charge, The Reverend David Potterton was licensed to the Benefice of the Parishes of Lyndhurst and Emery Down and Minstead on August 21st in a joyful service taken by The Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton.  St Michael and All Angels’ church in Lyndhurst was packed and its bells rang out.  Ahead of the licensing service, Revd. David took part in short services at the two other parish churches in the benefice: All Saints’ Church, Minstead and Christ Church, Emery Down. The Bishop of Southampton led these services, which included a joyous African chant, and presented Revd. Potterton with the keys to each church.

ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH MINSTEAD TOWER FUND APPEAL

As you may be aware our much loved Church is in need of funds to keep this beautiful building in good repair.

Do you have any unwanted possessions, in reasonable condition, that you are willing to donate to the Tower Fund Appeal?  If so a trusted member of your Church/Community will visit you with formal identification and you will be asked to give written confirmation of your gift. This process will be confidential treated anonymously if you wish. Items will be auctioned or sold as appropriate, using regular local auction houses.

We will consider anything suitable for sale/auction and in particular Pictures, Paintings, Rugs, Ornaments, Crockery, Furniture etc., etc.

On behalf of All Saints Church,  Minstead PCC

Please contact Sylvia Dibben, Ivy Cottage Farm, Minstead, SO437FY

02380 812967 ​ e.mail Sylvia@dibben.net

or

Helen Bennett 02380 812358/e.mail helen.bennett160@yahoo.com

LYNDHURST SURGERY PATIENT INFOMRATION MORNING

As mentioned above there will be a Patient Information morning at Lyndhurst community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm on Thursday 27th September.

Click here for further information.

SILENT SILHOUETTE

A further reminder that it is not too late to make a contribution to help pay for a Classic Tommy silhouette to be situated by the War Memorial on the Village Green.

If you would like to make a donation, however small, please contact

Helen Bennett at helenbennettpc@yahoo.com tel 023 8081 2358 or

Alan Ferguson at alanfergusonpc@btinternet.com tel 023 8081 3838

who can provide you with payment methods.

Any excess above the cost of £250 will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

MINSTEAD OIL

A further reminder that your Oil Order for September should be with MinsteadOil by 9am this Wednesday 19th September with anticipated delivery by the end of the month.

Subsequent Oil orders will be at 4 week intervals until the December one on the 5th to get delivery before Christmas.

PLATE FROM THE FETE

This Blue Siam design plate made by Wedgewood was left behind at the tea tent after the Village Fete on 11th August.

If it is yours then let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com and we’ll tell you where to collect it from!

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications are out for consultation:

Application No:      18/00656

Address:               Minstead Social Club

Proposal:                Creation of covered seating area

Comment by:                   Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00654

Address:               Skymers, Stoney Cross, Minstead

Proposal:                Stables; hardstanding

Comment by:                   Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00653

Address:               Stable Cottage, Acres Down Farm, Minstead

Proposal:                Two storey rear extension; first floor side extension

Comment by:                   Monday 24th September

Application No:      18/00642

Address:               Sir Walter Tyrell, Canterton Lane, Brook

Proposal:                Retention of mobile home for residential use (Staff Accommodation)

Comment by:                   Friday 28th September

Visit the NPA website for further information

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To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com
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eNewsletter 9th September 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 11th September Social Club

School Veg Garden Course 2-5pm Friday 14th September Minstead Study Centre
Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 22nd September Trusty Servant pub.

Elf and Fairy Day 11am-3pm Friday 28th September Furzey Gardens

Macmillan coffee morning 10.30am Friday 28th September All Saints Church
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 you are hosting or of any incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.

SILENT SILHOUETTE

As mentioned in an earlier Newsletter the Royal British Legion is inviting the public to take part in a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation. In support of the ‘Thank You’ movement the RBL is offering for donation a variety of silhouettes to symbolise the communities that took part in WW1 and who shaped the nation as we know it today. The silhouettes are near life-size and can be fixed to a wall or attached to an upright post in public or private spaces. The Parish Council is asking for donations to pay for a Classic Tommy  to be situated by the War Memorial on the Village Green.

If you would like to make a donation, however small, please contact

Helen Bennett at helenbennettpc@yahoo.com tel 023 8081 2358 or

Alan Ferguson at alanfergusonpc@btinternet.com tel 023 8081 3838

who can provide you with payment methods.

Any excess above the cost of £250 will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

MINSTEAD OIL

Your Oil Order for September should be with MinsteadOil by 9am on Wednesday 19th September with anticipated delivery by the end of the month.

Subsequent Oil orders will be at 4 week intervals until the December one on the 5th to get delivery before Christmas.

BROADBAND UPDATE

Following the Annual Parish Meeting on March 21st the Parish Council has been very frustrated by the lack of progress and information from Openreach.  During August we escalated the matter within Openreach, Hampshire County Council, and via our MP.  This has resulted in some updated information.

On work that Openreach are already committed to, providing fibre broadband to some further areas of the village they say ‘Work on the local distribution fibres is currently not started and isn’t due to start until late 2018/early 2019 with the network being live mid 2019……………The local surveying/planning is due to complete within the next 2-3 months and at that point we will get a clear line of sight to a completion date’.

For our proposed Community Fibre Partnership, Openreach now expect to have a proposed solution and cost by the end of September.  This is for work to provide fibre broadband to many areas of the village that would not otherwise be covered.  This will allow us to access Hampshire County Council funding, but also requires some community contribution.  Until the scheme is agreed and funded we will not have possible installation dates for this.

Please note that all previous dates supplied by Openreach have slipped!

VILLAGE FETE

Many thanks to all who helped with this year’s Village Fete.  Despite the weather there was a good turnout and we raised a fantastic £1215.50 to be shared between the Church and SSAFA.

The Divisional Secretary of SSAFA has written as follows:

“Thank you all in Minstead for considering SSAFA New Forest Division as the recipient of a share of your profits from your fete.  £608.25 is an amazingly generous sum to come our way and I can assure you it will be used locally and wisely to help veterans in the New Forest.  Many thanks to you all for your hard work and generosity”

The breakdown of “takings” was as follows:

Books                    76.90

Refreshments        389 50

Dogs Trust            37.60

Tombola                 126.00

Coconut Shy etc     38.00

Cake weight          7.50

Card Lady              5.00

Coconut expense    25.00-

TOTAL                  680.50

Donation from

Trusty Servant      535.00

GRAND TOTAL   1215.50

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – MINSTEAD PLAYERS

The next Production by Minstead Players will be

“Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist” by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Brown

7.30pm Friday 16th November and Saturday 17th November in the Hall.

‘FLU CLINICS

Lunch time walk in sessions at Lyndhurst Surgery will be available from 12-1 pm each day from Monday 17th Sept but the MAIN walk in clinic will be held from

2.15 – 5 pm on WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER.

Booked appointments can also be made in the extended surgery sessions throughout September and October (from the 17th September).

Visit http://www.lyndhurstsurgery.org.uk/ or ring 023 8028 2689 for further information.

MINSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL ‘COMMUNITY RESILIENCE INITIATIVE’

Very many thanks to all those who have offered help.  We shall be taking this initiative forward and provide an update in due course.

M27 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

You may already be aware that the M27 is undergoing major improvements.  The motorway will be closed between junctions 3 and 4 over three separate weekends in the next year with the first starting on Friday 28/09/18 at 2200 until the early hours of Sunday for the demolition and replacement of the west bridge.

This will mean lengthy tailbacks into the west and may well cause heavy congestion in the eastern part of the district as drivers attempt to avoid the lengthy diversions by driving through local roads.

 WIGGLE CYCLE EVENT

The next Wiggle sportive event is taking place in the New Forest on the 15th and 16th of September. It doesn’t come through Minstead but might cause problems travelling round.  Further details of the route and other information can be found by clicking here.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Applications are out for consultation:

Application No:      18/00591

Address:                    Land Of Williams Farm, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead,  Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP

Proposal:                 Replacement barn; demolition of existing barn

Comment by:        Friday 14th September

Application No:      18/00656

Address:                    Minstead Social Club

Proposal:                   Creation of covered seating area

Comment by:          Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00654

Address:                    Skymers, Stoney Cross, Minstead

Proposal:                Stables; hardstanding

Comment by:            Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00653

Address:               Stable Cottage, Acres Down Farm, Minstead

Proposal:                Two storey rear extension; first floor side extension

Comment by:                   Monday 24th September

Application No:             18/00642

Address:                           Sir Walter Tyrell, Canterton Lane, Brook

Proposal:                          Retention of mobile home for residential use (Staff Accommodation)

Comment by:                   Friday 28th September

Visit the NPA website for further information

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This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council ( http://minstead.org.uk )
Click here to see our Privacy and Data Protection Policy

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com
To keep up to date with incidents in the locality sign up to Hampshire Alert by visiting  https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/

……………………Copyright © 2018 Minstead Parish Council, All rights reserved.

 

 

eNewsletter 22nd July 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JULY/AUGUST 2018

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 28th July Venue on the Green

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 6th August Danby Room

Village Fete Saturday 11th August on the Green

(in conjunction with the Trusty’s Beer and Cider Festival and the Great Minstead Bake Off!)

History Group 8pm Tuesday 14th August Social Club

and coming up on 1st September

The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Village Hall

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

 Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

 MINSTEAD COMMUNITY SHOP

Many thanks to everyone who has completed the survey so far, either on line or on paper!

There has been a reasonable response but we really do need quite a lot more by 31st July in order to judge if there is sufficient support from the Village, or not, to set up a project for a Community Shop.

We do not need your detailed ideas at this stage – if the project proceeds that will come later!  We really just need to get a feel of how many people in the Village would support a Community Shop, an idea of what they want from it and ways in which they might help.

Please do your best, it takes barely 5 minutes to complete and anyone can take part.  The survey is not limited to one per household, just one per person!

It is the views of the Minstead community that matter most and we’d rather know at this stage what you really think (providing it is polite!).

To take part please either:

complete the form and take it to the Trusty Servant where there is a special box for completed surveys.  If you are unable to do this please contact our Clerk, Polly Osborne, on 023 8081 2375 and we will arrange for it to be collected.  We can also try and get another form to you if you have mislaid yours!

OR

view and complete the survey on line by clicking

Minstead Community Shop Project

(It can also be accessed via the Village Website and Facebook!)

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

The PCC has encountered a glitch in its Google account and is unable to send out the notices directly.  It is hoped this will be sorted shortly.

Meanwhile see All Saints Notices 22nd July 2018 and Benefice Notices 22nd July 2018 to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.  You can also follow All Saints Church on Facebook and visit the Benefice website for more information.

VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

As previously announced, this year’s Fete will be on the Green starting at approximately midday and finishing around 4.30pm.  Proceeds will go to the Church and the Tower Fund appeal and SSAFA. If you are free to help set up that would be a great help!

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you can lend a hand or just turn up on the day at about 9am – the more the merrier!

The Tea area will be co-ordinated by the Church and we would welcome any support you can give by way of donations of Savoury or Cake produce.

In addition we would be very pleased to hear from you if you are able to give a little time to the running of the Tea Tent between the hours of 11.30am and 4.30pm

Could you please let us know if you are able to provide food and/or your preferred times to assist on the day.

Sylvia Dibben 812967                Helen Bennett 80812358

                    Sylvia@dibben.net                          Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com.

VERDERERS ASK YOU NOT TO PUT WATER OUT FOR ANIMALS

The Verderers’ Court has issued a notice urging people NOT to put out water in buckets or other receptacles for the animals.  Despite the best of intentions this is counter-productive.  There are plenty of places in the Forest where animals can get water including large water troughs which are mains fed and the animals know where they are.

Click here for the full notice.

67TH ANNUAL FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW

Saturday 1st September Village Hall

It’s probably a good time to start thinking about your entries this year.

Click here to see details about the Classes, Trophies and Rules.

Meanwhile, as Brucie might have said, keep watering (as long as you are allowed to!)

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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

No:              18/00278

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Raising ridge height of existing outbuilding to facilitate first floor;

5no. rooflights; single storey extensions; cladding

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

No:              18/00279

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Re-roofing and conversion of barn to dwelling

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

Information about planning can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council ( http://test.minstead.org.uk )

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com
To keep up to date with incidents in the locality sign up to Hampshire Alert by visiting  https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/
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Copyright © 2018 Minstead Parish Council, All rights reserved.

eNewsletter 15th July 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JULY/AUGUST 2018

Present Laughter 7.45pm Thu 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st Vernon Theatre

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 28th July Venue tba

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 6th August Danby Room

Village Fete Saturday 11th August on the Green

(in conjunction with the Trusty’s Beer and Cider festival and the Great Minstead Bake Off!)

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

 Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

MINSTEAD COMMUNITY SHOP

The survey mentioned in last week’s eNewsletter has been distributed in hard copy to most households.  If you wish to take part please either:

complete the form and take it to the Trusty Servant where there is a special box for completed surveys.  If you are unable to do this please contact our clerk, Polly Osborne, on 023 8081 2375 and we will arrange for it to be collected.

OR

view and complete the survey on line by clicking

Minstead Community Shop Project

We hope every resident of Minstead will complete this short questionnaire by 31st July so we can ascertain the level of support for a Community Shop.

(It can also be accessed on the Village Website and on Facebook!)

MINSTEAD OIL ORDERS

Please place any orders for Oil at minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am on Wednesday 18th July. Future order dates are September 19th and monthly thereafter.

FISH AND CHIPS IN MINSTEAD!

Happy Fryer flyer

VILLAGE FETE SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

If you are free to help set up that would be a great help!

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you can lend a hand or just turn up on the day at about 9am – the more the merrier!

WAG AND BONE FUN DOG SHOW

Saturday 21 July 2018 2.30 – 5.00 pm

Emery Down and Bank Village Hall

Fun Dog Show starts at 2.45 pm with Fancy Dress for Dogs, Children and Adults, followed by Fun

Dog Classes. Cream Teas, Cake Stall and Raffe.

Entry at the gate: Adults £1 (children free), Dogs £5 for show (covers all classes).

Free Parking in adjacent field.

In aid of Emery Down Church.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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

No:              18/00278

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Raising ridge height of existing outbuilding to facilitate first floor;

5no. rooflights; single storey extensions; cladding

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

No:              18/00279

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Re-roofing and conversion of barn to dwelling

Consultation

Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

Information about planning can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council ( http://test.minstead.org.uk )

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com
To keep up to date with incidents in the locality sign up to Hampshire Alert by visiting  https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/
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Copyright © 2018 Minstead Parish Council, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Minstead Parish Council

Curtle Cottage

Minstead

Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7HA

United Kingdom

Add us to your address book

eNewsletter 8th July 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JULY 2018

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 10th July Social Club

WoW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 11th July Green Room

Study Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration 12.30pm Saturday 14th July

Free entry!

Present Laughter 7.45pm Thu 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st Vernon Theatre

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 28th July Venue tba

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

VILLAGE SHOP

Along with many in the Village the Parish Council much regrets and is deeply saddened by the closing of the Village Shop which has been in existence in one form or another for over 200 years.  We are very grateful for the number of suggestions and offers of advice and help we have received and are actively exploring possible options for the future in order to conduct a village wide survey in the near future.  This survey will ask for your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for the future and we hope to promulgate it in as many ways as possible to reach all households in the village.

THE HEATWAVE CONTINUES

At the risk of stating the obvious the current heatwave represents a hazard to the old, babies, young people and those with certain medical conditions.  There is a lot of useful advice on coping in hot weather that can be found on the NHS website and also on the Met Office website.

And perhaps even more obviously, the Fire Severity Index for the New Forest is now assessed as Very High by the Met Office, one less than the maximum rating. This is an assessment of how severe a fire could become if one were to start rather than the risk of one occurring.  The NPA website contains a lot of sensible advice on the prevention of accidental fires which can be read by clicking here.

If you spot a wildfire call 999 immediately, try to give your exact location, including any landmarks and if possible meet the fire engine to give directions.

RAGWORT

There is not a lot of ragwort around in the Village this year (other than on the A31 central reservation!) so we suggest everyone clears what they can find this week in their own immediate neighbourhood and disposes of it with their normal rubbish collection.  If you collect a large amount please contact Councillor Richard Taylor who may be able to help.

We recommend you wear gloves and a hi-vis vest if you are on the road and you may find a small fork helpful in this dry weather.

If anyone can spare a bit of time helping Councillors clear the far side of the Glebe land (behind Congleton Close) that would be much appreciated.

LENGTHSMAN

For several years our Lengthsman, Stephen Short has devoted many hours in all weathers around the village clearing our footpaths to keep them passable, cleaning signs, repairing the bus shelter, maintaining street furniture, helping to resolve flooding issues, clearing ditches and a host of other small but important jobs to help keep our village functioning and looking tidy.  We are sure everyone will join us in thanking him for all he does.

MINSTEAD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

8pm in the Social Club Tuesday 10th July

A further reminder that this month Carole Standeven will lead a talk about Minstead Players.  She asks that as many people as possible can attend to help identify from photographs some of the people involved over the years.

All welcome!

MINSTEAD STUDY CENTRE 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

Free entrance!

Minstead Study Centre would like to invite you to its Big Birthday Celebration on Saturday July 14th 2018 from 12.30 to 4.30pm. The Centre has been running for 50 golden years inspiring all its thousands of visitors to ‘tread more lightly on the Earth’.
There will be lots of fun activities to enjoy: Hand to Mouth Puppet Show, music and dancing, wonderful food and much, much more.
We are aiming to put together a collage of memories and photos of all the past school visits to display at the event. We would like you to send us your fond memories/photos or bring them along and add them to the memory wall.
We all look forward to catching up with as many Villagers as possible on the day!

BEAT REPORT

Many apologies to the Speedwatch Team for stating in last week’s eNewsletter that their recent activities had been in Bull Lane when in fact they were, of course, busy in Mill Lane!  This was a slip of the editor’s pen or whatever is the keyboard equivalent.

Many thanks to them for all they do!

WAG AND BONE FUN DOG SHOW

Saturday 21 July 2018 2.30 – 5.00 pm

Emery Down and Bank Village Hall

Fun Dog Show starts at 2.45 pm with Fancy Dress for Dogs, Children and Adults, followed by Fun

Dog Classes. Cream Teas, Cake Stall and Raffe.

Entry at the gate: Adults £1 (children free), Dogs £5 for show (covers all classes).

Free Parking in adjacent field.

In aid of Emery Down Church.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There are no new planning applications for Minstead this week.

Information about planning can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council ( http://test.minstead.org.uk )

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com
To keep up to date with incidents in the locality sign up to Hampshire Alert by visiting  https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/
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Copyright © 2018 Minstead Parish Council, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Minstead Parish Council

Curtle Cottage

Minstead

Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7HA

United Kingdom

Add us to your address book

eNewsletter 1st July 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JULY 2018

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 2nd July Danby Room

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 12.30pm Saturday 7th July (see below)

Junior Minstead Water Park Visit Sunday 8th July

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 10th July Social Club (see below)

WoW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 11th July Green Room

Study Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration 12.30pm Saturday 14th July

Free entry!

Present Laughter 7.45pm Thu 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st Vernon Theatre

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 28th July Village Shop

…and coming up on Saturday 11th August

Our Village Fete in conjunction with the Trusty’s annual beer and cider festival and the return of the Great Minstead Bake Off 2018!

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

MINSTEAD TRUST SUMMER FETE

SATURDAY 7TH JULY, 12.30 – 4.30PM.

Prize Draw, Refreshments & Beer Tent, Tombola, cake stall and lots, lots more including photo opportunities with a life size Dalek replica.

Free entry, or £2 car parking.

We are asking people to follow the signs to the Fete and enter Minstead Lodge through our south entrance, near Football Green.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact Clare Young,  Marketing Co-ordinator, Email: Clare.Young@minsteadtrust.org.uk Tel: 023 8081 229 or visit the Minstead Trust website.

MINSTEAD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

8pm in the Social Club Tuesday 10th July

This month Carole Standeven will lead a talk about Minstead Players.  She asks that as many people as possible can attend to help identify from photographs some of the people involved over the years.

All welcome!

BEAT REPORT

The June edition of our Beat Report can be read by clicking here.

Always a good read, of particular interest this month are the latest crime reports, some helpful advice on bike security and a speedwatch report for Mill Lane.

Our PCSO, Richard Williams is hoping to run a Crime Prevention Club in the summer holidays for anyone aged between 10 and 15. The idea is that once a week for a couple of hours the club would go to various venues in the New Forest and pass on crime prevention advice that will stop people becoming victims of crime. You will also have a lot of fun too. Places will be limited so if you know someone who would like to join Richard then send him an email as soon as possible! (richard.williams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk).

Please note that our next Beat surgery will be at 10am on Saturday 28th July at the Village Shop.

RECREATION MANAGEMENT IN THE NEW FOREST – SECOND PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A second joint public consultation has been launched on how the management of recreation in the New Forest can be improved.  It lasts for 8 weeks (18 June – 12 August) and builds on the results of last year’s consultation asking for feedback on 25 draft proposed actions and ways in which these could be delivered.

The proposals have been designed to update the actions in the existing Recreation Management Strategy and:

  • Protect the spectacular yet fragile wildlife-rich landscape that people come to see
  • Manage recreation for local people and visitors
  • Use limited resources wisely

Last year over 1500 individuals and 50 organisations responded – and your input to the current consultation would be welcome.

The news release about the consultation can be found here, additional information (several linked webpages) here and the online survey itself here.

 SIX IN THE SACK

Click here to read New Forest District Council latest guidance on what items can be put into our clear sacks and recycled.

These are: Plastic Bottles; Paper; Card; Cans;Tins; and Aerosols.

If you put anything else into your clear sacks they have to be filtered out and sent elsewhere which is an expensive process.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation this week:

No:              18/00387

Address:      Canterton Manor Farm, Brook, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HD

Proposal:      Retention of temporary residential mobile home

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 9th July

Further details and other planning information can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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eNewsletter 24th June 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JUNE/JULY 2018

Junior Minstead Wacky Sports Day 2pm 24th June Yew Tree Cottage

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 2nd July Danby Room

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 12.30pm Saturday 7th July

Junior Minstead Water Park Visit Sunday 8th July

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 10th July Social Club

WoW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 11th July Green Room

Study Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration 12.30pm Saturday 14th July

Free entry!

Present Laughter 7.45pm Thu 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st Vernon Theatre

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

 Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

JUNIOR MINSTEAD WACKY SPORTS

TODAY 24TH JUNE!!

An exciting afternoon of wacky sports! From limbo to horse races, and space hoppers to marshmallows, there will be something for everyone! Intrigued?!

Members of Junior Minstead are welcome to bring friends and family to join us. Please contact Kirsten on secretary@junior.minstead.org.uk to book your places.

Location: Yew Tree Cottage – Minstead

ARMED FORCES DAY 30TH JUNE 2018

Armed Forces Day Flag

Although we won’t be able to display the Armed Forces Day Flag in quite such a cool way as this we shall be flying it all this week from the mast on the Village Green.

Armed Forces Day itself next Saturday 30th June will see events taking place all over the country in support of the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

There are many events in Hampshire and the New Forest including a Band Concert in Burley, a Special Open Day in Lymington and a service in Ringwood on Sunday 1st July.  Click here to find out more about these local events and visit the Armed Forces Day website for further information.

MINSTEAD MAIL

Click here to read the Summer 2018 edition of Minstead Mail which has now been delivered in hard copy to all households in the Parish.  Many thanks to Councillor Georgie Hough for producing this.

Earlier editions can also be found on the village website.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 24th June 2018 and Benefice Notices 24th June 2018 to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.  Follow All Saints Church on Facebook and visit the Benefice website for more information.

A MESSAGE FOR ALL MINSTEAD HORSE AND PET OWNERS

“We have spent the past 10 years developing the product, SertaSil that strongly supports wound healing. It is not an antibiotic or antiseptic but a passive immunotherapy that helps the immune system to heal the wound.

We are in the process of gathering photos for use in marketing – such as before, during and after…

Therefore, we would like to offer SertaSil for free for a period of time to people in the Minstead area who have a horse or a pet with a wound that does not heal easily. We would take photos before applying it, explain and/or show how to use it, come and help regularly at dressing changes and take photos. We would also need a photo of the healed wound.

It is a novel product that has been very well received. For example a fond user of SertaSil is Simon Knapp, who is the vet responsible for the Royal Mews and senior vet at several racecourses and Guards Polo Club.

More information can be seen here: www.sertasil.com.

Please contact: Frank or Jeanette Sams-Dodd at jsd@willingsford.com
Phone: 023 8081 2325”

 HCC CONSULTATION ON STREET LIGHTING, TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views in a consultation on options for applying budget reductions to subsidies for public transport and street lighting.  This will close at midnight on Sunday 5 August 2018. The County Council is seeking to make savings through changes to financial support for public transport services. Feedback from passengers will be carefully looked at, alongside data on passenger journeys and the cost of providing individual journeys or services. The core funding for the operation of community transport schemes, such as Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go and Minibus Group Hire Schemes, are not included in these proposals. This consultation does include questions on proposals to change the discretionary discount for holders of older persons’ bus passes on some community transport services. The County Council is also asking for views on proposals to switch off some street lights for two or more hours during the night. This would mean that some areas of the county would have no street lighting for a period of the night time.

We will publish the results of this consultation on this website. The findings from the consultation will be presented to the Executive Member for Environment and Transport, for consideration when making decisions, later in the year.

Give us your views – respond online

Before completing the form it is strongly recommended that people take time to read the Information Pack. This sets out background information, the proposed changes and their potential impact.

CLEAN AIR ZONE CONSULTATION

New Forest District Council is working with Southampton City Council on a public consultation about a Clean Air Zone in the city.

Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are areas where targeted action is taken to improve air quality. They are being introduced nationally to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide. Southampton City Council and New Forest District Council have been asked by government to assess the need for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ).
Cllr Alison Hoare, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regulatory Services at New Forest District Council said, “We are working closely with Southampton City Council on proposals to deliver nitrogen dioxide legal compliance in both Southampton City and the small stretch of the A35 affected in the New Forest.

“Assessments so far have shown that New Forest District Council should be compliant with legal levels without any additional measures by 2020. But measures proposed in Southampton should deliver even more improvements in air quality in the New Forest.”

The survey can be completed between 21 June and 13 September 2018 at  southampton.gov.uk/CAZconsultation where there is more information.

A study suggests a charging scheme is needed in Southampton for the most polluting buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles.
A final plan will be submitted to government for approval in Autumn 2018 and the consultation will inform how that plan will look.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation this week:

No:              18/00387

Address:      Canterton Manor Farm, Brook, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HD

Proposal:      Retention of temporary residential mobile home

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 9th July

Further details and other planning information can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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eNewsletter 17th June 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JUNE/JULY 2018

The Joy of Singing 11am Saturday 23rd June Study Centre

Junior Minstead Wacky Sports Day 2pm 24th June Yew Tree Cottage

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 2nd July Danby Room

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 12.30pm Saturday 7th July

Junior Minstead Water Park Visit Sunday 8th July

Minstead Local History Group 8pm Tuesday 10th July Social Club

WoW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 11th July Green Room

Study Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration 12.30pm Saturday 14th July

Free entry!

Present Laughter 7.45pm Thu 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st Vernon Theatre

New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

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JUNIOR MINSTEAD WACKY SPORTS DAY 24TH JUNE

An exciting afternoon of wacky sports! From limbo to horse races, and space hoppers to marshmallows, there will be something for everyone! Intrigued?!

Members of Junior Minstead are welcome to bring friends and family to join us. Please contact Kirsten on secretary@junior.minstead.org.uk to book your places.

Location: Yew Tree Cottage – Minstead

WoW CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

WOW 10th Anniversary

Members of WoW at its 10th birthday celebration (held on Wednesday at Sylvia Prince’s home). WOW was set up in 2008 as the successor organisation to a previous Minstead WI branch. Currently there are 29 members with new ones always welcome.

The next WoW meeting will be on Weds 11th July at 8pm in the Green Room of the Village Hall and will feature a demonstration of wax flower making.

For further information contact Sylvia on 07831 142 245.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation this week:

No:              18/00387

Address:      Canterton Manor Farm, Brook, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HD

Proposal:      Retention of temporary residential mobile home

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 9th July

Further details and other planning information can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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eNewsletter 10th June 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN JUNE/JULY 2018
Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th June and 10th July Social Club

Furzey Divine with Cheese and Wine 6.30pm Friday 15th June at the Gardens

The Joy of Singing 11am Saturday 23rd June Study Centre

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 2nd July Danby Room

Minstead Trust Summer Fete 12.30pm Saturday 7th July

Study Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration 12.30pm Saturday 14th July

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

 Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.

MINSTEAD HISTORY GROUP

This month’s talk will be about “Volcanoes, Past and Present”

….not in Minstead we hope but it should be interesting!

8pm in the Social Club this Tuesday 12th June, all welcome.

WHEELIE BINS ARE A NO-NO!

New Forest District Council is committed to collecting our rubbish every week and asks that you put it out just inside your property by 6am on collection day. Your rubbish is your responsibility before it has been collected; if animals do split the bags then you are responsible for clearing it up. If a collector spills the contents of the bag then they should remove all rubbish. If you are concerned that birds or animals will tear open bags, you can place the bags in a dustbin just inside the boundary of your property. Your collection team will take the sacks and replace the lids.

Please do not leave your rubbish in a wheelie bin for collection as it may not be taken. They are not compatible with NFDC refuse collection vehicles and extremely challenging to empty by hand. If you have a wheelie bin, please remove your rubbish sacks and place them as above before collection.

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For more about recycling, rubbish and waste disposal visit the NFDC website and the Village website.

HEDGES AND WILDLIFE

Hedges make great natural habitats for birds and other animals. In the last 50 years in the UK we have lost over half of them so having them and maintaining them properly can really help our wildlife.

The RSPB provides a lot of helpful advice on the right sort of species to plant and how to look after your hedges.

In particular it recommends we avoid cutting during the nesting season between early March and the end of August.

Visit the RSPB website for further information.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 10th June 2018 and Benefice Notices 10th June 2018 to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.

Follow All Saints Church on Facebookand visit the Benefice  website for more information.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There following planning applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week.

No:              18/00354

Address:      Willow Green, Seamans Lane, Minstead SO43 7FU

Proposal:      Single storey rear extension; raised terrace; demolition of existing

conservatory

Consultation

Ends:            Wed 20 Jun 2018

No:              18/00226

Address:      Land Of Thistledown Farm, School Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GL

Proposal:      Manege; drainage network and soakaway

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 21 Jun 2018

Further details and other planning information can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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eNewsletter 27th May 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MAY/JUNE 2018
Make a Fairy Garden 11am-3pm 28th May-1stJune Furzey Gardens

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th June Danby Room

Free guided walk at Furzey Gardens 11am Tuesday 5th June

Queen’s Official Birthday Saturday 9th June

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th June Social Club

Furzey Divine with Cheese and Wine 6.30pm Friday 15th June at the Gardens

The Joy of Singing 11am Saturday 23rd June Study Centre

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For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it in this weekly eNewsletter and also put it on the Village Website calendar.

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C17 LITTER PICK

Many thanks to Tessa Keeley for organising another litter pick along the C17 on Friday.  Her team managed to collect several bin bags of the usual rubbish together with one or two more unusual items!

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A MESSAGE FROM JUNIOR MINSTEAD

We are very excited to be to be preparing a wide range of activities for Junior Minstead this year – a trip to a water park, Matilda at the Mayflower, night hike and a summer dance are all in the mix. We will be publishing a calendar of events in the coming weeks.

All children in the village are welcome to join – if you would like details of how to join and be the first to hear of events we have scheduled please email Kirsten on secretary@juniorminstead.co.uk

We had a fantastic turn out at our AGM on Wednesday 25th April. Thank you to Wendy, Jo & Elaine for hosting. Wendy will be stepping down as Chair and Jo as Treasurer, we would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for all her hard work over the years in making the club such a huge success.

The new committee was voted in as follows – if you have any questions or would like more info please do get in touch:

Chair – Heidi Simpson – chair@juniorminstead.co.uk – 07968187684

Vice-Chair – Georgie Hough – vicechair@juniorminstead.co.uk

Treasurer – Elaine Barriball – treasurer@juniorminstead.co.uk

Secretary – Kirsten Waud – secretary@juniorminstead.co.uk

APPRECIATION FROM A RECENT VISITOR

A recent visitor working on his family tree has got in touch to comment as follows:

“We [found] your Church and what a wonderful place that is. If ever a church reflected the affection and care of the parishioners All Saints tops the poll. The kneelers were amazing, such time and expertise, and the place was redolent of a bygone age. We also found your pub and the village shop, and all we can say is that those who live in Minstead must bless their good fortune. The place has charm in spades, and we were so very happy to have found that the place where our ancestors came from is as it is. Thank you.”

MINSTEAD VILLAGE SHOP CORNER

Calling all groups in Minstead – We would love to invite more committees and groups utilise the shop as their community hub. You are welcome to use complimentary, tea included. To book, please email heidi@minsteadvillageshop.com

Reviews – We are thrilled to have recently been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. We now have over 60 x Excellent/Very Good ratings on Trip Advisor (98%). A review from this week…. We have been here a few times and have thoroughly enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, delicious savoury goodies and mouth watering cream teas. Very pleasant outlook. Staff excellent.

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 27th May 2018 and Benefice Notices 27th May 2018 to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.

Follow All Saints Church on Facebookand visit the Benefice  website for more information.

EDITORIAL NOTE

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We are truly sorry about this mind-numbing process!

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MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There following planning applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week.

No:              18/00354

Address:      Willow Green, Seamans Lane, Minstead SO43 7FU

Proposal:      Single storey rear extension; raised terrace; demolition of existing

conservatory

Consultation

Ends:            Wed 20 Jun 2018

No:              18/00226

Address:      Land Of Thistledown Farm, School Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GL

Proposal:      Manege; drainage network and soakaway

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 21 Jun 2018

Further details and other planning information can be found by visiting the NPA website.

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Minstead

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