COMING UP SOON IN MINSTEAD
Village Lunch 12.30pm Trusty Servant Tuesday 15th December
Carols on the Green from 6pm Saturday 19th December
Service of Readings and Carols All Saints Church 4pm Sunday 20th December
Minstead Training Trust Christmas Service 11am Wednesday 23rd December
Crib Service 4.30pm Christmas Eve
Midnight Mass 11.30pm Christmas Eve
Family Service 10.30am Christmas Day
SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER
CAROLS ON THE GREEN, FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE MUMMERS!
There will be carols, mince pies and a festive tipple outside The Trusty from 6pm……and possibly even some presents!
(Parents please hand in clearly labelled presents to the Trusty by midday Sat 19th and try and keep the value under £5)
WHEN WILL HE ARRIVE?
Father Christmas’ exact arrival time will depend on reindeer flying performance and snow conditions on the day but we are assured he will be with us at approximately 6.30pm.
These events will be followed by a performance of the world famous
Minstead Mummers led by Nick Mellersh
There will be a collection in aid of the Children’s’ Society during the evening.
MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS
CHRISTMAS AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH
- Sunday 20th Dec 4.00pm in the Church – Service of Lessons and Carols followed by festive refreshments.
- Wednesday 23rd Dec 11am Minstead Training Trust Christmas Service
- Christmas Eve 4.30pm Crib Service round our special Minstead Crib.
11.30pm Midnight Mass, the best way to start Christmas.
- Christmas Day 10.30am. Family Service. Jesus’ birthday – come and bring your family, bring your presents!
You are invited to share the remembrance of a loved one at Christmas by filling in a name tag which will be used as part of the All Saints’ Church Christmas Tree decorations. More detail on the posters in the church porch and at the village shop.
Also, the Giant Christmas card is in church again. Write one Christmas card and pin it to the giant card. This is a good way to send Christmas greetings to all your local friends at once. Donate the money you save to Mukinge, the hospital in Zambia with which All Saints’ has long established links
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP
“Hello from everyone in the Shop and a reminder of our opening hours over Christmas and New Year which are:
Thursday 24th December 8.30am-3pm
Friday 25th-Monday 28th December inclusive Closed
Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December 8.30am-4pm
Thursday 31st December 8.30am-3pm
New Years Day Closed
Saturday 2nd January 2016 onwards 8.30am-4pm daily
A big thank you from us all for your support and loyalty over the past year. We wish you all a peaceful, happy Christmas and a great New Year.”
SCOUT POST 2015
Stamps for the Lyndhurst Scouts’ Christmas Post are still available in the Shop at only 20p until 19th December and there is also a special post box. Deliveries to anywhere in the Lyndhurst, Emery Down, Bank and Minstead areas will be on 20th December.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR OIL TSAR
“As a serious success story, or alternatively a record of the problems of the oil industry, I attach a list of the prices* we have negotiated on your behalf since 2012. Over recent months the prices have wandered down from 30p-ish and even that is unusual as the prices go up for Christmas most years. Mind you, if anyone bought from Butler this Christmas they were probably ripped off as Butler wouldn’t even give me a price this month!
By all means share this with anyone localish and they can join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next orders go in for those interested by 9am on January 13th 2016
Happy Christmas to all – Mike”
And a big THANK YOU to Mike on behalf of the Community for managing Minstead Oil so brilliantly over the last few years!
BURGLARY IN EMERY DOWN
On a less cheerful note there was a burglary recently in Emery Down that occurred in Silver Street, not far from the junction with the main village road. The property is frequently unoccupied for several days, so it is uncertain when exactly the offence took place. The culprit(s) forced a rear wooden door using some type of blunt instrument, having gained access via a side gate. It looks as if only small items (e.g. cash/jewellery etc.) have been taken and that larger items (e.g. TV/audio equipment) have not been touched. It was noticed that some of the curtains facing the road had been closed by the perpetrator(s) during the offence, presumably to prevent anyone noticing the theft in progress.
Although it has not appeared yet as a Hampshire Alert, if you saw or know anything please contact Hampshire Police on 101.
For advice on crime prevention including advice on how to secure your home visit the Hampshire Police website.
ELECTORAL REVIEW OF HAMPSHIRE: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Hampshire County Council. Today is the start of an 8 week public consultation on the Commission’s draft recommendations on new electoral division boundaries across Hampshire. The consultation closes on 11th January 2016. You can view the Commission’s draft recommendations at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5188 where you can find interactive maps, a report and guidance on how to have your say. The Commission has not finalised its conclusions and now invites representations on the draft recommendations.
There following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation:
Address: Cosy Hollow, Lyndhurst Road SO43 7HA
Application: To vary condition 1 of planning permission 11/96120 to allow the
retention of the structure for a further 5 years.
Consultation: Expires Monday 4th January 2016
Further information can be obtained by visiting http://publicaccess.newforestnpa.gov.uk/online-applications/ or directly from NPA Offices at Lymington Town Hall
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