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MESSAGE OF THE WEEK – ANNUAL ASSEMBLY WED 19TH MARCH
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 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!
The next edition of Minstead Mail is now being assembled. Once printed it will be delivered to all households in the Parish. It will include information, items of interest and upcoming events for this summer and early autumn.
MINSTEAD HISTORY GROUP MEETING 11TH MARCH
The next meeting will be in the Social Club tomorrow evening, Tuesday 11th March, at 8pm.
Stephen Ings will talk about the Gunpowder Factory.
BEAT REPORT & KEY HOLDER REGISTRATION SCHEME
See Beat report Feb14 for Cadnam which covers the Minstead area.
See also Key Holder Registration Scheme Feb 2014 for details of a key holder registration scheme.
WOW (Women on Wednesday) Wednesday 12th March
8 pm – “Talk on the Wild Side” – Speaker: Jackie Poulson (A Forest Ranger)
Held in the Green Room, Minstead Village Hall
Lady guests welcome – £3 to include Refreshments
Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man Concert March 22nd
at 7.30pm St Michael and All Angels Church, Lyndhurst
Tickets (£10) are on sale at Minstead Village Shop or can be ordered from Berry Stone 023 8081 3719
See Armed Man Concert information flyer for more information.
TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER
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 year’s Forest’s Got Talent, win £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and the chance to perform at The Wave 105 Bournemouth Air Show
Please send your requests for oil this month as usual to Minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am this Wednesday 12th March.
If you are happy to accept the best price Mike Hutton can get, please mention this at the time you place your request.
As mentioned in previous reminders, he is not intending to order oil again before Easter and the subsequent order will go in on Wednesday 14th May and every two months until monthly orders start again in September.
Howie Minstead Villagers – the Junior Minstead Pantomime is here again!
Be on the lookout for the Villainous Betta – Knocker Family who have wandered into town – they are WANTED for cattle rustlin’!
The town is being looked after by our lovely but slightly incompetent Sheriff and his very competent assistant Deputy Justice Jane………but there is tension between the cow folk of Wilderness Creek and the Indians for Rainbow Springs!
Join us for the tale of “The Secret of Rainbow Springs…….”
Friday 21st March 7.30pm and Saturday 22nd March 7pm at Minstead Village Hall.
Tickets are on sale at the Village Shop £6 each (no concessions)
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
March 22nd, 7.30pm Karl Jenkins’ the Armed Man in St Michael’s – see above. All Saints’ will be organising the raffle, if you can offer a prize in advance or some help with the raffle on the day please let us know.
The season of Lent (preparing for Easter) begins this week with Ash Wednesday.
Visit the Diocesan website http://www.winchester.anglican.org/diocesan-life/the-diocesan-lent-course-2014/ or winchesterlent.org which is now “live” to learn about the special course of 6 weekly sessions.
Lent Groups in Minstead to which everyone is welcome are:
Thursdays 7.30pm in Church.
Tuesdays 10.30am in Church.
For further details of Services and other events see the Benefice website.
and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.
5-4-50 RACE NIGHT 29th MARCH
In Minstead Social Club
Hosted by 5-4-50
Everybody is a Potential Winner!
There will be 8 Races of 8 Horses each.
Buy a horse and name it! £3.00 per horse
Winning owner will receive £15.00
The Tote will be run by our resident Bookie Dwaine Lewis
50p a bet, as many as you want.
To buy a horse before the night contact Peter Bennett on 07940 838168 or at email@example.com
The club bar will be open for cheap drinks for all.
See you there!
MINSTEAD PLAYERS AGM – TUESDAY 1ST APRIL – 8PM – COMMITTEE ROOM MINSTEAD SOCIAL CLUB
Everyone is most welcome to attend and there is a real need for current and new members to become involved in a variety of ways to enable this longstanding and innovative group to continue to flourish.
The club bar will be open and the business part of the meeting will be kept as light as possible!
Futher details from – Kay Nicholson 80813180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COPYTHORNE AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY
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
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