COMING UP SOON IN MINSTEAD
Monday 7th September Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Old Surgery
Tuesday 8th September History Group 8pm Social Club
Wednesday 9th September Beat Surgery 9.30-10.30 Village Shop
Wednesday 9th September 8pm WOW meeting in the Green Room
Friday 11th September Pub Quiz from 7pm Trusty Servant
Saturday 12th September Study Centre Open/Apple Day 12.30-4.30pm
MINSTEAD FLOWER SHOW SOCIETY’S 64TH ANNUAL FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
A huge thank you and many congratulations to all those who contributed to yet another outstandingly successful Minstead Flower Show. There were a bumper 610 entries, considerably up on last year, and a very high standard was achieved in all classes.
The Show was opened by Parish Council Chairman Mr Bill Andrews who also presented the Cups and Special Awards.
Special thanks go to the hard working committee of Colin Payne (Chairman), Janet Mitchell (Hon Secretary) and Tim Holt (Hon Treasurer) as well as the very many volunteers who helped with the detailed organisation, the teas, the raffles, the tombola and other attractions.
And a final thanks to all in the Community who took part, especially to the children for their wonderful array of exhibits.
The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 8.00pm – everyone welcome!
A further reminder that the Autumn 2015 edition of Minstead Mail is being prepared and will be printed and distributed in hard copy to all households in the Parish towards the end of September. It will include details of all known events up until the New Year
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MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS
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There will be a Silent Auction of Kate Charman’s pen and ink drawing of All Saints’ Church from Aug 15th to Oct 2nd 2015. See Silent auction poster2.
Like to bid for the picture? There are forms available in the church porch. Once you’ve completed one, please bring it to church or give it to one of the churchwardens.
Bids will be accepted until 9pm on Friday October 2nd.
The draw will take place on Sunday October 4th, during the Church’s 9.30am celebration of Harvest Festival. If yours proves to be the highest bid, we will be in touch.
HISTORY GROUP TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
8.00 PM in the Social Club
There will be a talk by Stephen Ings – All Welcome!
BEAT SURGERY WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
9.30 – 10.30 am Village Shop
Come along and meet our local police and take the opportunity to discuss with them any local matters that may be of concern or interest.
TRUSTY SERVANT vs NEW FOREST INN
FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
There is a team of 11 coming from the New Forest Inn and the Trusty wants to ensure a home victory!
Anyone wishing to organise a team or just take part please contact Sam or any of the team at Trusty by dropping in, emailing email@example.com or by phone on 023 8081 2137.
There will be a return match later in the year!
SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER STUDY CENTRE OPEN/APPLE DAY
This is a family day in celebration of apples, local produce, acoustic music and storytelling. Bring you apples to be identified by expert Chris Bird from Sparsholt College or to be juiced in the traditional apple press (bring lots of containers!). There will be an Apple Cake and an Apple Creature Competition for the creative amongst you!
£3 per family, everyone welcome!
See Study Centre website for further information
“RURAL POLICING MATTERS” CAMPAIGN
The Rural Services Network (RSN) is encouraging members and supporters to respond to a government consultation on funding rural policing. The RSN is supporting a ‘rural policing matters’ campaign by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), which is encouraging consultation responses. NRCN research due to be published next month shows trust in policing is much lower than residents of urban areas. Without proper resourcing for rural police forces, it is possible that some crimes and anti-social behaviour might not get the attention they deserve. The NRCN argues that a proposed new funding formula fails to take into account the unit-cost of policing a rural area. It says the formula also fails to reflect the majority of work the police do which is not in fact crime-related such as road safety or responding to welfare issues. Both the RSN and the NRCN are encouraging as many rural residents as possible to respond to the government consultation on the issue. They believe that the new police funding formula should recognise the “inbuilt complexities” of dealing with crime in rural, isolated areas. Full details about the ‘rural policing matters’ campaign, including the consultation, are available on the NRCN website here. To ensure your voice is heard, they suggest responding to the government’s consultation using a prepared template letter available here. They are also encouraging people to sign the ‘rural policing matters’ petition, which is also available here. Please bear in mind that all consultation responses have to be with the government by 15 September.
The following planning applications for Minstead are open for consultation.
Visit http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications for further information.
Application No: 15/00502 (amended plans to the revised application)
Registration Date: 13th July 2015
Closing date: 8th September 2015
Location: Hunters Brook, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX
Proposal: Replacement Dwelling and garage (revised application)
Application No: 15/00478
Registration date: 6th August 2015
Closing Date: 10th September 2015
Location: Cartref Cottage, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross SO43 7GN
Proposal: Single storey extension; detached double garage with storage over
Application No: 15/00490
Registration Date: 17th August 2015
Closing Date: tbd
Location: Ivy Cottage, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FX
Proposal: Chimney Alterations
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