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eNewsletter 9th December 2018

The New Forest Hunt meet on the Green on Saturday 8th December

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 11th December Social Club

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 15th December Trusty Servant

Christmas Tree Festival 11-4.30 Thu 13th-Sat 15th Dec St Michael & All Angels

Junior Minstead Pantomime Trip Thurs 13th Dec

Carol Service 4pm Sun 16th December All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Christmas Hike in the Forest 5pm Thu 20th December

Carols on the Green with Father Christmas and the Mummers 6pm Sat 22nd Dec

Nativity Service 4.30pm Mon 24th December All Saints Church

Midnight Service 11pm Mon 24th December All Saints Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am Tues 25th December

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.

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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CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

CHRISTMAS FARE AT ACRES DOWN FARM SHOP

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 
Last Sunday’s delightful 5 Candles Service was taken by Gill Gibbons for the 54th time!  Thank you, Gill, what a record!

All Saints’ Church Christmas Tree

Again this year an invitation to share the remembrance of a loved one at Christmas.   The tree is decorated and in church already.  Fill in a name tag (names will not be read out) and help to decorate the tree.  Blank tags will be in a box on the front left pew on the nave, or use your own.  This year our service of readings and carols is at 4pm on Sunday 16th December.  Please do join us in a joyous Christmas celebration.

See All Saints for further information about services and events.

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

CAROLS ON THE GREEN

Don’t forget there will be Carols on the Green outside the Trusty from 6pm on Saturday 22nd December.  We are expecting Father Christmas to make an appearance on his sleigh at about 6.30pm to give out presents to the well behaved.

(parents please leave with the Trusty beforehand, value below £5).

This will be followed by a show by the world famous Mummers of Minstead led by Nick Mellersh.  Curious?

THOMAS HAGUE WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE

Those who know him will be interested to learn that Thomas has been selected as one of 120 scouts and explorers from Hampshire to form part of the UK contingent for the 2019 World Scouting Jamboree in America.

Congratulations, Thomas!

If you would like to know more and perhaps give him some support please visit

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/thomashague1.

PARKING CLOCKS

2019 Parking Clocks for NFDC car parks can now be purchased on line.

To do this and for further information visit http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/parkingclocks or ring 023 8028 5000.

Alternatively you can purchase them at the Information Office, Appletree Court.

Parking charges will be waived in NFDC car parks on 23 and 24 December 2018.

RUBBISH COLLECTION OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR.

Monday collections are unaffected.

If your normal collection in on another day of the week visit http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/christmasrefuse

to find out which day to put your sacks out.  You can also see the dates for household glass black box collections over the festive period.

APPLETREE CARELINE

Appletree Careline provides a 24 hour /375 days a year monitoring service to people aged 18 to 100 + who live in and around the district of the New Forest.

The service provides the security and reassurance of an immediate response in times of crisis or emergency, to person or property inside the home, out in the garden and out and about in the community.

To find out more click here, call 02380 285523 or email us appletreecareline@nfdc.gov.uk we would be delighted to hear from you.

 MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There following Planning Application for Minstead are out for consultation:

Reference:  18/00890

Address:    Peters Hold Farm, Newtown Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GJ

Proposal:      Agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 27 Dec 2018

Reference:  18/00904

Address:  Sungate, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FQ

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 31st December 2018

Reference:   18/00886

Address:      Appletrees Farm, Sallys Water, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

S043 7GH

Proposal:      Detached garage

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 21st December 2018

Reference:   18/00910

Address:      Yew Tree House, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Conversion of agricultural barn to annexe; porch

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 4th January 2019

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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eNewsletter 2nd December 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Father Christmas at Furzey 11.30am-7pm Sun 2nd December

(also on 7th, 8th and 9th December)

5 Candles Service 10.30am Sunday 2nd December All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd December Danby Room

Christmas Wreath Making 1pm Saturday 8th December Study Centre

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 11th December Social Club

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 15th December Trusty Servant

Christmas Tree Festival 11-4.30 Thu 13th-Sat 15th Dec St Michael & All Angels

Junior Minstead Pantomime Trip Thurs 13th Dec

Carol Service 4pm Sun 16th December All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Christmas Hike in the Forest 5pm Thu 20th December

Carols on the Green with Father Christmas and the Mummers 6pm Sat 22nd Dec

Nativity Service 4.30pm Mon 24th December All Saints Church

Midnight Service 11pm Mon 24th December All Saints Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am Tues 25th December

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.

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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ROADWORKS ON MILL LANE

Our best information is that roadworks on Mill Lane will be from 4th to 7th December.
They are standard carriageway reconstruction, patching etc to even the surface.
Access can be available when required but there cannot be parking on the road for its full length.

BEAT REPORT

The Beat report for November can be read by clicking here.

This contains updates on policing priorities, burglaries, thefts, Speedwatch as well as a lot of useful advice on staying safe and secure over the Christmas period.

Please note that the next Beat Surgery will be in the Trusty at 11am on Saturday 15th December

MINSTEAD OIL

Orders for Oil for December must be placed with minsteadoil@gmail.com before 9am on Wednesday 5th December. Subsequent order dates are January 9th 2019 and each month until and including March. Thereafter orders will be taken bi-monthly until September.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 

See All Saints Notices for information on this week’s Parish and Benefice services and events.

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

MINSTEAD TRUST BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

Minstead Trust is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2018: the UK’s largest match-funding campaign. Donations are doubled.
Click here if you would like to help by making a donation.

HOW WE USED TO LIVE

Tuesday 4th December at 7.15 for 7.30 pm

Come with us for a stroll down memory lane

This will be an evening of memories and reflections about how life used to be.  Who knows how the evening will evolve and what we will discover about where we live?  We shall have some images and words to share with you, if necessary, and if you have something you wish to show us please bring it with you.

Entrance £3.50 on the door.  Mulled wine and Christmas nibbles included.

Emery Down and Bank Village Hall, SO43 7EB.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There following Planning Application for Minstead is out for consultation:

Reference:  18/00890

Address:    Peters Hold Farm, Newtown Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GJ

Proposal:      Agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 27 Dec 2018

Reference:  18/00904

Address: Sungate, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FQ

Proposal:      Outbuilding

Consultation

Ends:           Monday 31st December 2018

Reference:   18/00886

Address:      Appletrees Farm, Sallys Water, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

S043 7GH

Proposal:      Detached garage

Consultation

Ends:           Friday 21st December 2018

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

eNewsletter 25th November 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Festive Evening at Minstead Lodge 8pm Friday 30th November

Father Christmas at Furzey 11.30am-7pm Sat 1st and Sun 2nd December

(also on 7th, 8th and 9th December)

5 Candles Service 10.30am Sunday 2nd December All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd December Danby Room

Christmas Wreath Making 1pm Saturday 8th December Study Centre

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 11th Dec Social Club

Christmas Tree Festival 11-4.30 Thu 13th-Sat 15th Dec St Michael & All Angels

Junior Minstead Pantomime Trip Thurs 13th Dec

Carol Service 4pm Sun 16th Dec All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Christmas Hike in the Forest 5pm Thu 20th Dec

Carols on the Green with Father Christmas and the Mummers 6pm Sat 22nd Dec

Nativity Service 4.30pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Midnight Service 11pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am Tues 25th December

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.

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 November 2018 edition of Minstead Mail has been distributed in hard copy to all households.  It can also be read on line by clicking here.

MINSTEAD PLAYERS NEED YOUR HELP!

Has anybody got 4-5 rolls of matching patterned wallpaper lurking in their loft they are willing to give to Minstead Players for the set of the next production?

If so please contact Helen Bennett on 023 8081 2358 or Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com

A further reminder that the next production is

“DON’T GET YOUR VICARS IN A TWIST “

by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Brown on Friday 18th January 2019 and Saturday 19 th January 2019 at 7.30 pm in Minstead Village Hall.

Click here for further information.

Tickets will be in the Trusty Servant Public House from 1st December 2018. They will also be available on the door on the night.

Something to look forward to in January!

NON DWELLING BURGLARIES

Unfortunately we have had a report of a theft from inside a stable in Minstead. This appears to have happened between 8.30am – 3.30pm last Wednesday 21st Nov.  If anyone noticed anything suspicious or noticed anyone carrying two very large battery units please do report it. 

Sadly there has been an increase in such non-dwelling burglaries in recent weeks.  Click on

Beat Report for October

to catch up with the latest information. 

Hampshire Police have some very useful advice and information on Rural Crime Prevention which can be read by clicking here.

 SAFER NEW FOREST

As mentioned in Minstead Mail, Safer New Forest is a partnership that consists of partner agencies such as New Forest District Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Probation.  Together they work towards reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and to make the New Forest a safer place to live, work and visit.

The partnerships key priorities for 2018-2019 are:

  • Children at risk
  • Modern slavery & human trafficking
  • Drug & alcohol related harm
  • Develop consistent recognition and access to support for victims of domestic abuse

For further information regarding the priorities within the partnership plan, please visit Safer New Forest partnership or ring 023 8028 5438.

You can also find out more by visiting the Safer New Forest page on the Village website.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH 
See All Saints Notices and Benefice Notices for information on this week’s Parish and Benefice services and events.

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

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There following Planning Application for Minstead is out for consultation:

Reference:  18/00890

Address:    Peters Hold Farm, Newtown Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GJ

Proposal:      Agricultural building

Consultation

Ends:           Thu 27 Dec 2018

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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Click here to see our Disclaimer and Privacy and Data Protection Policy

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com

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eNewsletter 18th November 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Christmas Willow Crafts 10am Sunday 18th November Study Centre

Community Cafe in the Church 2pm-4pm Thursday 22nd November

Festive Evening at Minstead Lodge 8pm Friday 30th November

Father Christmas at Furzey 11.30am-7pm Sat 1st and Sun 2nd December

(also on 7th, 8th and 9th December)

5 Candles Service 10.30am Sunday 2nd December All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd December Danby Room

Christmas Wreath Making 1pm Saturday 8th December Study Centre

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 11th Dec Social Club

Christmas Tree Festival 11-4.30 Thu 13th-Sat 15th Dec St Michael & All Angels

Junior Minstead Pantomime Trip Thurs 13th Dec

Carol Service 4pm Sun 16th Dec All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Christmas Hike in the Forest 5pm Thu 20th Dec

Carols on the Green with Father Christmas 6pm Sat 22nd Dec

Nativity Service 4.30pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Midnight Service 11pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am Tues 25th December

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.

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 COMMUNITY SHOP

The Minstead Community Shop Working Group would like to thank everyone who attended yesterday’s public meeting in the Hall.  There were over 60 people present which gave a good deal of confidence to this small team of volunteers that the Community continues to support a scheme for a new shop. There were lots of positive suggestions and ideas which the Working Group will take forward for consideration at its future meetings.

The Working Group will keep you up to date with how it is progressing and call a further public meeting when it feels this is necessary.

Meanwhile, if you have any further proposals or other constructive ideas then please send these to

minsteadcommunityshop@gmail.com

 OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CAFE

A new Social Enterprise at Minstead Church will be open on Thursday 22nd November between 2 and 4pm.  We hope this will become a valued meeting place for members of the community and visitors to the church. You are invited to come and bring your friends! Contact Isabel Yeo 023 8028 2724 for details and if you would like to support this initiative.

 MINSTEAD OIL

As well as the next orders in December 2018, which must be in by 9am on Wednesday 5th December, the dates for 2019 are as follows (all Wednesdays by 9am) :-

January 9th; February 13th; March 13th; May 15th; July 17th; September 18th; October 16th; November 13th and December 4th 2019

Please record these dates and note that there will be no ordering in April, June and August as usual.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 
Visit All Saints for the latest information on Parish and Benefice services and events.

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

 MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There are no extant Planning Applications for Minstead this week.

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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

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eNewsletter 11th November 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Service and wreath laying 10.50am Sunday 11th November All Saints Church

Remembrance Singalong at 4.15pm today 11th November in All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Climbing 3.45pm Sunday 11th November

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 13th November Social Club

Riding for the Disabled Christmas Fayre 10am-3pm Thursday 15th Nov Lyndhurst Community Centre

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 17th November Trusty Servant

Community Shop Public Meeting 2.30pm Saturday 17th November Village Hall

Christmas Willow Crafts 10am Sunday 18th November Study Centre

Community Cafe in the Church 2pm-4pm Thursday 22nd November

Festive Evening at Minstead Lodge 8pm Friday 30th November

Father Christmas at Furzey 11.30am-7pm Sat 1st and Sun 2nd December

(also on 7th, 8th and 9th December)

5 Candles Service 10.30am Sunday 2nd December All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd December Danby Room

Christmas Wreath Making 1pm Saturday 8th December 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 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.

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 COMMUNITY SHOP

Don’t forget there will be a

Public Meeting in the Hall

on

Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2.30pm

Please come along to give your views on a way forward.

 MINSTEAD OIL

Please place your order for Oil in November by 9am this Wednesday 14th November. If you want your tank filled up, please provide an estimate of the quantity that will be required. It helps the company schedule the required tanker capacity and Mike Hutton to get the best price!

The last order this year will go in on 5th December – he will likely let you know the dates for 2019 by the end of this month.

HISTORY GROUP

8pm Tuesday 13th November in the Social Club

“One Man’s War”

Nick Mellersh will give some readings from his father’s diaries.

All Welcome!

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 
Visit All Saints for the latest information on services and events.

*VILLAGE REMEMBRANCE SINGALONG*

from 4.15pm to  5.30pm today

with WW1 and WW2 Songs and Memories accompanied on keyboard by the Reverend David Potterton and followed by a cup of tea.

EVERYBODY WELCOME!

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

There will be a Remembrance Parade at Appletree Court on the 12th November at 10.30am

*Community Cafe – Thursday November 22nd between 2 and 4pm in church*

The plan is to run this monthly as a new Social Enterprise in All Saints’.  It will be named “Open Door”.  It is hoped that this will become a valued meeting place for members of the community and visitors to the church. We need immediate help with:

  • welcoming/serving coffee
  • driving people who can’t get out independently.

Please contact Isabel Yeo for details and to offer support for this initiative.  07751074565.  She looks forward to hearing from you soon.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

MINSTEAD PLAYERS – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

“DON’T GET YOUR VICARS IN A TWIST “

by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Brown on Friday 18th January 2019 and Saturday 19 th January 2019 at 7.30 pm in Minstead Village Hall.

Minstead Players are rehearsing hard and they hope that once the Christmas celebrations are over you will join them in the hall to enjoy this amusing farce with plenty of action. Mistaken identities, confused and missing clergy with a series of doors being a strong feature in the plot.

Tickets will be in the Trusty Servant Public House from 1st December 2018. They will also be available on the door on the night.

Something to look forward to in January!

LANDSCAPES REVIEW – CALL FOR EVIDENCE

The Government has asked for an independent review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and wants everyone to have a chance to contribute, whether they live in a National Park or AONB, run a business in them, enjoy visiting, care about landscapes and biodiversity, or represent an organisation with views that might shape and improve our findings. It is being led by Julian Glover and if you want to find out more and give your views in an on line survey you can do so via the following link:

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/land-use/landscapes-review-call-for-evidence/ 

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There are no extant Planning Applications for Minstead this week.

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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

To contact the Editor please use minsteadpc@gmail.com

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eNewsletter 4th November 2018

eNewsletter 4th November 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Parish Council 7.30pm Monday 5th November Danby Room

New Forest Community Heritage Fair 10am Tues 6th Nov Community Centre

Autumn Colour Walk 11am Thurs 8th Nov Furzey Gardens

Strictly Minstead 1.30 pm Saturday 10th November at the Study Centre

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Service 10.50am Sunday 11th November at All Saints Church followed by a Remembrance Singalong at 4.15pm.

Junior Minstead Climbing 3.45pm Sunday 11th November

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 13th November Social Club

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 17th November Trusty Servant

Community Shop Public Meeting 2.30pm Saturday 17th November Village Hall

Christmas Willow Crafts 10am Sunday 18th November Study Centre

Festive Evening at Minstead Lodge 8pm Friday 30th November

 

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.

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 COMMUNITY SHOP

As reported in the eNewsletter of 16th September and on the Village Website (click here) a Community Shop Working Group has been formed from a few of the volunteers who put their names forward in the survey in July/August.

The Group is exploring one or two ideas on what form a future shop might take and its possible location.

The Group believes that it is reaching the stage when it would be valuable to discuss options with the Community on the next steps. 

With this in mind there will be a

Public Meeting in the Hall

on

Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2.30pm

Please come along to give your views on a way forward.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH 
See All Saints Notices for the latest information on services and events.

You may wish to note that the Remembrance Sunday Service will be at 10.50 am on 11th November to be followed by wreath laying at the War Memorial.

There would probably be time to attend the Lyndhurst parade to the War Memorial which starts at 12 noon with RAF fly past (Prayers at the Memorial finish 12.35).

Also on Sunday 11 November

   there will be a

VILLAGE REMEMBRANCE SINGALONG

from 4.15pm to  5.30pm

with WW1 and WW2 Songs and Memories accompanied on keyboard by the Reverend David Potterton and followed by a cup of tea.

EVERYBODY WELCOME!

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

BEAT REPORT

Click here to read the latest Beat Report for October.

The next Beat Surgery will be at 11am on Saturday 17th November in the Trusty.

A31 RUFUS STONE JUNCTION – CENTRAL RESERVATION GAP CLOSURE

A study being undertaken by Kier Highways is investigating a proposal to permanently close the Rufus Stone gap for vehicular traffic.  Click A31 Rufus Stone Junction to read their letter which provides details of how to send in views and other observations on this proposal.

NEW FOREST COMMUNITY HERITAGE FAIR

Please note that Minstead History Group will be taking part in this fair from 10am this Tuesday 6th November in Lyndhurst Community Centre.

FREE PARKING – CHRISTMAS 2018

This Year it is proposed that free parking will be provided in NFDC car parks on Saturday 1st December to help promote Small Business Saturday which is a national campaign to promote local high streets and independent shops.

In addition the Council wishes to further support local business by suspending parking charges on the last weekend before Christmas. In 2018 this will be 22nd And 23rd December 2018.

HOW WE USED TO LIVE

Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
Relative grief in The Great War by Sara Hall
The Lychgate Project to honour and commemorate the men from Bank, Emery Down and Gritnam who lost their lives in the First World War is nearly complete.  A short book will be produced in 2019 for sale in aid of the Royal British Legion.  During this evening’s illustrated talk, Sara will tell us what has been found out about the lives of some of the men and their families before the war, and what happened to their loved ones afterwards.​
Venue: Emery Down and Bank Village Hall, Emery Down, SO43 7EB
Entrance and Refreshments: £3.50

RIDING FOR THE DISABLED – CHRISTMAS FAYRE

A Christmas Fayre in aid of Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Bramshaw branch will be held at Lyndhurst Community Centre (next door to the library in the car park).

Thursday 15th November 2018, 10am-3pm, entry £1.

Contact marylizhyde@gmail.com for further information.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There are no extant Planning Applications for Minstead this week.

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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

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Copyright © 2018 Minstead Parish Council, All rights reserved.

 

eNewsletter 21st October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018

TRAFALGAR DAY!

Do you know how many Royal Navy Ships at the Battle of Trafalgar were built at Bucklers Hard?

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Minstead eNewsletter

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

What the Women Did 7.45pm 25-27th October Vernon Theatre

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

Traditional Bread Making 10am-5pm Sat 27th Oct Study Centre

French Bread Making 10am-5.30pm Sun 28th Oct Study Centre

Daylight Saving ends – clocks back 1 hour from 2am Sunday 28th October

Parish Council 7.30pm Monday 5th November Danby Room

New Forest Community Heritage Fair 10am Tues 6th Nov Community Centre

Strictly Minstead 1.30 pm Saturday 10th November at the Study Centre

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Service 10.50am

Sunday 11th November 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.

If you know of anyone near to you who does not get emails and would like to read this eNewsletter please print a copy and give it to them.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See All Saints Notices 21st October 2018 and Benefice Notices 21st October 2018 for the latest on forthcoming events and services.

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

LIVING IN THE NEW FOREST

If you have recently purchased a property in the New Forest you are probably aware of the special responsibilities that go with living in such a beautiful place. In case you are not sure there is a useful leaflet for newcomers (and indeed for all who live in the Forest) which provides advice and guidance for owners of properties adjoining the Open Forest. To read this visit:

http://www.verderers.org.uk/guidance_property_owners.pdf

 It has been produced by the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and is supported by the Verderers, the Forestry Commission, the National Park Authority and Natural England.

The leaflet covers a range of subjects including how to protect your garden, keeping the New Forest character, boundary and ditch maintenance, hedges, verges and the importance of avoiding excessive outside lighting.

To find out more about the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and the many projects it has completed or which are still ongoing visit:

http://www.hlsnewforest.org.uk/

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH eNEWSLETTER

The latest edition of the Neighbourhood Watch e-newsletter Our News can now be read on line. It includes a new report on what makes a good neighbour in modern Britain and provides lots of valuable advice on keeping you safe.
Click here to read it on-line

Or use the link here:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NWN-Our-News-Oct-2018.pdf

MINSTEAD MAIL

We are still collecting material for the next Minstead Mail and would be grateful for any contributions including details of local events over the next 3-4 months and any items of interest to Minstead residents.

Please forward to minsteadpc@gmail.com by 26th October.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Application is out for consultation:

No:                        18/00707

Address:               Old Cobley House (the new name for Faeries Cottage), Emery

                                 Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:                Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

ends:                     Wednesday 31st October

 

No:                        18/00775

Address:             Land At Long Aldermoor Farm, Acres Down, Minstead,

                              Lyndhurst, SO43 7GE

Proposal:          Application under part 6 of the Town and Country Planning

                             (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 in

                             respect of the siting, appearance and design of an

                             agricultural building

No:                        18/00776

Address:               Land At Sinefield Farm, Acres Down, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                 SO43 7GA

Proposal:             Application under part 6 of the Town and Country Planning

                               (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 in

                                 respect of an extension to an existing agricultural building.

Visit the NPA website for further information

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eNewsletter 14th October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018 eNewsletter

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Harvest Festival Service 10.30am Sun 14th Oct All Saints Church

Litterpick 10am Tuesday 16th Oct Andrews Mare Car Park

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 20th Oct Trusty Servant

What the Women Did 7.45pm 25-27th October Vernon Theatre

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

Traditional Bread Making 10am-5pm Sat 27th Oct Study Centre

Parish Council 7.30pm Monday 5th November Danby Room

New Forest Community Heritage Fair 10am Tues 6th Nov Community Centre

Strictly Minstead 1.30 pm Saturday 10th November at the Study Centre

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Service 10.50am

Sunday 11th November 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.

LITTERPICK

The next litterpick is planned for this Tuesday 16th October. We will meet at 10am in Andrews Mare Car Park.

As usual, we will cover both sides of the road between the A31 and the Newtown Crossroads. McDonalds will provide the litter picking sticks and refuse bags.

Anyone is welcome but if you have any queries please email tessakeeley1@gmail.com

MINSTEAD OIL

Orders sent to Minstead Oil by 9am on Wednesday 17th October will be processed and passed to the selected company for anticipated delivery before the end of the month. Subsequent dates will be at 4-weeks intervals until December 5th. Mike will send out the dates for 2019 probably in December 2018.

MINSTEAD MAIL

We are collecting material for the next Minstead Mail and would be grateful for any contributions including details of local events over the next 3-4 months and any items of interest to Minstead residents.

As all will know Minstead Mail has been distributed for several years in hard copy to every household but we are considering whether it is worth the associated cost and effort in addition to the weekly eNewsletter and the Village website.

Please let us know now what you and your neighbours think, especially if you know someone who does not receive email.

BELL RINGERS REMEMBERED

Church bells were rung in celebration when Armistice was declared in 1918, after having been restricted during the four-year war. 1,400 bell ringers died in WW1. In remembering their sacrifice, the aim has been to recruit 1,400 new ringers this year.  Minstead has been able to make its contribution with 3 new recruits.

Hopefully they will be ringing on 11th November this year, as Big Ben strikes to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

A note of thanks to those who live in ear-shot of the bells as the learning process proceeds. If you can’t beat them, why not join them? Anyone interested should contact Polly Osborne.

KAREN FRAMPTON

Local artist Karen Frampton is opening the doors of her art studio on 20th and 21st October 10am-5pm. She will be displaying her latest original artwork, many of local scenes. Everyone is welcome to visit and enjoy a cuppa with the artist at Woodside Cottage, Minstead SO43 7GB.

VERNON THEATRE

A tribute to what women did in World War 1

Click here for further information

NEW FOREST KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE 2018

Monday 29th October, 2018 9.45 am – 5 pm

Venue:  Lyndhurst Community Centre

Tickets:  £15 including lunch

“The Role of Commoning in the Maintenance of Landscape and Ecology:

A New Forest, National and Global Perspective

To book tickets visit https://bit.ly/2uEZY5Z

Enquiries please email: kath.walker@newforestcentre.org.uk

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Application is out for consultation:

No:                       18/00707

Address:               Old Cobley House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:                Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

ends:                     Wednesday 31st October

Visit the NPA website for further information

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eNewsletter 7th October 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON!

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 9th Oct Social Club

Harvest Festival Concert 7pm Sat 13th Oct All Saints Church

Harvest Festival Service 10.30am Sun 14th Oct All Saints Church

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 20th Oct Trusty Servant

Free Composting Sessions 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Sat 20th Oct Study Centre

(limited availability)

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

Traditional Bread Making 10am-5pm Sat 27th Oct 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 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.

 ROAD CLOSURE

A further reminder that the following roads will be closed as shown below from 8am this Monday 8th October, hopefully for a period of no more than 2 weeks:

  • C151 Lyndhurst Road Minstead between its junction with Church Lane and its junction with Newtown Road.
  • U139 (Road to Football Green) between its junction with Bull Lane and its junction with C151 Lyndhurst Road adjacent The Trusty Servant.

HISTORY GROUP TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER SOCIAL CLUB AT 8PM

This month’s speaker will be Hadrian Cook. Hadrian published a new book about the Forest last year and you can find out more about it by clicking here.

For some while now Hadrian has lived in Salisbury and has studied the Water Meadows there.  A family connection and his book about the Forest led Isabel Yeo to invite him to speak.

Do come to listen; he is a good speaker.

SILENT SILHOUETTE

In case you have not seen him yet, Classic Tommy is now on the Village Green by the War Memorial

Again, many thanks to all those who contributed.  Your generosity means there is enough money left over to make a very worthwhile donation to the Royal British Legion.

BEAT REPORT AND BEAT SURGERY

Click here to read the Beat Report for September 2018.  It contains much useful information including advice on securing out-buildings such as sheds and garages which are more susceptible to theft as the evenings draw in.

Please note that the next Beat Surgery will be at 11am in the Trusty Servant on Saturday 20th October.  This is a good opportunity to meet our local Police on an informal basis.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH

For services and events at All Saints click here.

  • Click here to visit the New Forest Parishes website for news and information.
  • Click here to find out more about the Harvest Festival Concert of Gregorian Chant and secular music for organ and flute at 7pm on Saturday 13th Tickets £8.50 from the Trusty Servant.
  • The Harvest Festival Service will be held the following day at 10.30am on Sunday 14th October!

MINSTEAD PLAYERS

Minstead Players are a very willing group, dedicated to learning their lines and throwing themselves about the stage as the script decrees but this year their collective lowers limbs have been somewhat troublesome. Two suffering from chronic sciatica, another with half a knee replacement not to mention a smattering of generally dodgy knees.  Consequently we have decided to postpone the scheduled November production of “Don’t Get your Vicars in a Twist” until January.  Performances will be at the Minstead Village Hall on Friday the 18th and Saturday 19th when crutches will be discarded, physiotherapy will be a memory and hopefully no one will be limping anymore – as I said we are all very willing!

LITTERPICK

The next litterpick is planned for Tuesday 16th October. We will meet at 10am in Andrews Mare Car Park. As usual, we will cover both sides of the road between the A31 and the Newtown Crossroads. McDonalds will provide the litter picking sticks and refuse bags. Anyone is welcome but if you have any queries please email tessakeeley1@gmail.com

HEDGES AND DITCHES REMINDER

This is a reminder to all who own hedges and ditches along our roads that they are responsible for cutting them back and keeping them clear.

If hedges or ditches are badly neglected then the matter will be referred to Hampshire County Council who may ultimately carry out the necessary work and will pass the bill to the landowner. Even if ditches are outside the hedge their clearance is still the responsibility of the owner of the boundary.

DOG FOULING

It is important for all dog owners to take responsibility for cleaning up after their animal as not only is it unpleasant to look at and even more unpleasant to step in, it can pose a health risk, particularly to children. For example, Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworms in the digestive tracts of dogs. It can cause headaches, eye problems and fever in humans if they come into contact with it.

Please clear up after your dog to keep the New Forest a pleasant place for everybody and encourage others to do likewise. You can use any plastic bag to pick up your dog’s waste and if you can’t find a dog waste bin it’s all right to put it in one of the litter bins. Dog waste from your garden can be double-bagged and placed in your black refuse sack.

If you spot a dog fouling problem, you can report it to Customer Services on 023 8028 5000 or report it online.

New Forest District Council can fine those who fail to pick up after their dog £50 so please ensure you have bags or poop scoops with you every time you walk your dog.

NEW FOREST WALKING FESTIVAL

Booking is open for the 2018 New Forest Walking Festival

The festival runs from 13th to 28th October and more than 70 walks are available.

Click here to find out more and make a booking.

NEW FOREST COMMUNITY HERITAGE FAIR

Tuesday 6th November 10am to 3pm in Lyndhurst community Centre

Free Entry

The New Forest Community Heritage Fair will see groups from around the Forest come together to share their current research and passion for the fascinating history of the New Forest.

Groups will be displaying their research in the form of exhibitions, manned information stands, posters, books and talks for the day.

Our Minstead Local History Group will be taking part!

The event is a perfect opportunity to find out more about heritage on your doorstep and chat with some local experts. It might even inspire you to join your local group and discover a new passion or finally get around to getting hands on with something you’ve always had an interest in?

Click here for further information.

APPLETREE CARELINE

Appletree Careline provide a 24 hour /375 days a year monitoring service to people aged 18 to 100 + who live in and around the district of the New Forest.

The service provides the security and reassurance of an immediate response in times of crisis or emergency, to person or property.

Inside the home and out in the garden

The installation of an alarm is quick and easy, there is no need to remember any numbers, simply press the button and the trained operators at Appletree Careline will mobilise the help required. We use the personalised information and preferences provided by the customer and this will include contacting family members, friends, their GP or the emergency services.

Out and about in the community

Appletree Careline also provide an ID wristband service, a flexible silicone band uniquely numbered for each customer, which offers the opportunity to maintain social and day to day activities out in the community; visiting friends, going for walks or just doing the shopping.

To find out more click here, call 02380 285523 or email us appletreecareline@nfdc.gov.uk we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will see we currently have a winter promotion offering a free calendar with every installation during October, November and December.

MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following Planning Application is out for consultation:

No:                          18/00707

Address:                 Old Cobley House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:                Replacement of tiled roof on barn with thatched roof

Consultation

ends:                       Wednesday 31st October

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 30th September 2018

Sunday 30th September eNewsletter 

AT A GLANCE – WHATS ON! 
Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Mon 1 st Oct Danby Room 
Minstead  Road Closure 4th Oct + 2 weeks – Lyndhurst Road & Road to Football Green 
Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 9 th Oct Social Club 
Harvest Festival Concert 7pm Sat 13 th Oct All Saints Church 
Harvest Festival Service 10.30am Sun 14 th Oct All Saints Church 
Free Composting Sessions 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Sat 20 th Oct Study Centre 
(limited availability) 
Half Term Fun 11am-3pm Mon 22 nd – Fri 26 th Oct Furzey Gardens 
Traditional Bread Making 10am-5pm Sat 27 th Oct 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 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  ROAD  CLOSURE 
You’ll have seen the signs, . . . . follow the link above, or here is the gist of what’s happening 

“ROADS TO BE CLOSED: Those lengths of:

  1. C151 Lyndhurst Road Minstead between its junction with Church Lane and its junction with Newtown Road.
  2. U139 (Road to Football Green) between its junction with Bull Lane and its junction with C151 Lyndhurst Road adjacent The Trusty Servant.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES:

  1. From the southeastern point of closure, southeast via C151 Lyndhurst Road to its junction with A337 Romsey Road; south via Romsey Road to its junction with Lyndhurst High Street; east via High Street to its junction with Gosport Lane; south, west and northwest via Gosport Lane, Goose Green and Chapel Lane to its junction with A35 Bournemouth Road ; west via Bournemouth Road to its junction with C17 Emery Down Road (Stoney Cross Plain Road) ; northwest via Emery Down Road to its junction with Newtown Road at Robins Bush; northeast via Newtown Road to the northwestern point of closure and vice versa except from junction with Chapel Lane and Bournemouth Road Lyndhurst, east via Bournemouth Road and High Street to its junction with Romsey Road; north via Romsey Road etc.
  2. From the northeastern point of closure east via Football Green Road to its junction with C151 Lyndhurst Road; west via Lyndhurst Road to the southwestern point of closure and vice versa.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 4thOctober 2018 for a period of 3 months or until completion of works whichever is sooner. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closures will be required for no longer than a total of two weeks.)

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.
If you have any queries please contact Hire-A-Lite Tel: 0844 332 9009 or New Forest District Council’s Transportation Section, Tel: 02380 285260, traffic@nfdc.gov.uk”

HOME SECURITY 
As the nights draw in, New Forest residents are reminded to follow some simple tips to increase their home security. 
This comes after four burglaries at insecure properties in New Milton over the weekend. 
For the tips and further information visit: 
http://news.hampshire.police.uk/pressreleases/new-forest-residents-urged-to-follow-home-security-tips-2712103 
  
ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Click here to visit the New Forest Parishes website for news and information about Services.

This Sunday 30th September there is  no morning service. Instead Rev. David Potterton will lead (and play at) a Taize service – calming, peaceful and spiritual-  at 6pm at All Saints. Everyone is welcome so please come along.

  • Click here to find out more about our Harvest Festival Concert of Gregorian Chant and secular music for organ and flute at 7pm on Saturday 13th October.  Ticket £8.50 from the Trusty Servant.
  • The Harvest Festival Service will be held the following day at 10.30am on Sunday 14thOctober.
  • A further reminder that the Church Tower Fund Appeal would be grateful for any of your unwanted possessions in reasonable condition for auction.

For details please contact: 
Sylvia Dibben tel 02380 812967 ​ e.mail Sylvia@dibben.net 
or 
Helen Bennett tel 02380 812358 e.mail helen.bennett160@yahoo.com 
  
Please note that the Minstead All Saints PCC has a new email address  minsteadpcc5@gmail.com 

HOW WE USED TO LIVE 
welcomes a survivor from the Holocaust Education Trust 
How We Used To Live will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Henry Schachter, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).  The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable those present to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme across the UK. 
Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 7.30 pm 
In Emery Down and Bank Village Hall. £3.50 on the door. 
  
MINSTEAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS 
There are no Planning Applications out for consultation this week 
Visit the NPA website for further information

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