eNewsletter 10th February 2014


There are a number of notices around the Village and on noticeboards which have been up for several weeks and are looking very bedraggled.

If you see any that are now obviously out of date please feel free to take them down.

If you put them up in the first please consider taking them down, bearing in mind they will lose impact after a few weeks.

Many thanks to those who help keep the Village litter free.

History Group Tues 11th Feb 2014

8pm in the Social Club.  All Welcome!  We cover a range of local history topics of interest. This evening Stephen Ings will talk about the Work House.

Village Lunch Tues 18th February 2014

All Minstead villagers are welcome in the Trusty at 1230 to meet other local people and chat over lunch. Choice of meals at £6 per person or choose from the standard menu.

 Minstead Oil

Please send any requests for Oil this month to Minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9,00am on Wednesday 12th February. Please include a statement that you are prepared to accept the best price Mike Hutton can get, if this is the case – it speeds up the ordering process which he must complete by 11.50am.

Subsequent dates are 12th March and 14th May and delivery is usually within 7 working days of these dates


Please make a note of the Parish Annual Assembly in your diary:

8pm Wednesday 19th March in the Village Hall (Green Room)

All are invited to attend to meet Councillors, hear about the activities of the Parish Council over the past year and make suggestions.

In addition, following representations from a number of parishioners, there will also be presentations and a discussion about the provision of safer cycling routes for local residents.

Bar open afterwards, bread and cheese provided by the Parish Council!

WOW (Women on Wednesday) at Minstead 2014

Ladies why not join this friendly relaxed group this year?  We meet once a month on a Wednesday evening usually in the Green Room, Minstead Village Hall.

Apart from interesting speakers the evenings may include evenings out, visits, enjoying food together, social quizzes and mixed crafts.

Membership for the year is £25 and includes refreshments, sometimes wine!  Or you can come as a new guest for an evening for £3.  You do not have to live in Minstead.

The February meeting – 8 pm, Wednesday, 12th February

“Glimpses of Victorian Life” – Speaker Miss Brandham


Friday 14th February – Valentines Night

book now to avoid disappointment.

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

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

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

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

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




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

and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.


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

Worship Group.  The recent meeting agreed to try holding some gatherings in the afternoon to engage more with the village community. More news nearer the time.


“A lifetime of drawing children”

An exhibition of drawings of children by Jeanie Mellersh.

Minstead Study Centre Singing Workshop

1 March 2014, 2-5pm

Choral director, composer and singer Jeremy Avis has built a reputation for his joyful engaging and slightly left-field community singing workshops.

Recently he has composed music for the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, conducted a huge project for the Cultural Olympiad and been acting on stage at the National Theatre, the RSC and in Botswana.

This 3 hour workshop will get you singing joyfully in parts, a selection of easy to learn songs that herald the coming of Spring and the joy of new seasons from places as far afield as Botswana, Bulgaria, Essex and Jeremy’s own composition.

An afternoon of full-throated vocal expression and the visits to exciting new vocal territory is guaranteed!

Tickets cost £15 (to include Tea and Cake as well as singing!)



Death by Fatal Murder

A comedy by Peter Gordon

(by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd)

Performances take place in Copythorne Parish Hall on Thursday 13th March  at 7.30, Saturday 15th March at  7.30 and Saturday 22nd March at 7.30. Tickets £5 (adults), £4 (under 16s) or family tickets £15 (2 adults and 2 children) are available from our box office (023 80813415) or from Bartley Post Office, Bramshaw Stores and Landford Village Stores. Alternatively, they can be reserved by visiting our website www.copythornecats.com

 Minstead Training Trust: Trustee Recruitment

Are you wanting to share your entrepreneurial, business or financial skills to support other people? Are you looking to give something back to the community?  Do you have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives?
The Minstead Training Trust believes that everyone has a right to live independent and meaningful lives and wants to grow its services for adults with learning disabilities.  But we need the help of a strong, strategic board of Trustee who can help set the charity’s strategic direction, support its development and ensure that it meets its legal and regulatory responsibilities.
We run a variety of services and events for learning disabled adults in Hampshire but are looking to expand our services and seek innovative ways of developing our reach. Our board of Trustees meets on a quarterly basis and are now looking for new Trustees with entrepreneurial, business or financial backgrounds who are willing to share their skills and experience to take us to the next stage of our development.
For more information please visit our website and follow the links on the `Support Us` page or contact Madeleine Durie, Chief Executive Officer on 02380 812 297 for an informal discussion (madeleine.durie@minsteadtt.org)
Closing Date:  Friday 7 March 2014


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