eNewsletter 13th January 2019


Basket Making 10am-5pm Wednesday 16th January Study Centre

Don’t get your Vicars in a Twist” by Minstead Players 7.30pm Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January Village Hall

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 19th January Trusty Servant

Burns Night Friday 25th January Trusty Servant

It’s a Wonderful Life (live radio play) Lyndhurst Drama and Music Society

Thurs 31st Jan, Fri & Sat 1st & 2nd Feb Vernon Theatre

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th Feb Danby Room

C17 Litterpick 10am Wed 6th Feb Andrews Mare car park

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Since the public meeting on 17 November 2019 the Working Group has been busy, first, digesting the comments and suggestions from the meeting and taking appropriate actions in line with that feedback.

The Working Group understood the meeting did not favour the proposal of constructing a temporary shop in the village hall car park but should examine the possibilities of utilising an existing building in the village.  We were unable to progress discussions with the owners of the shop and concluded that the Danby room was not a large enough space and suffered from the same problem as the new build: it was not on the village green.

The good news is that Debbie, the landlady of the Trusty Servant, has offered us prime space at the front of the pub to open the shop.  Although it is not as large as we would have liked, we believe it is a workable space and, most importantly, it is on the village green and with the support of the community can be a successful location.

We still have considerable ground work to do in negotiating terms but feel this is a way forward to, at least, test the viability of a community shop in Minstead whilst minimising the outlay.

There has been a proposal for a “21st century internet hub” where on line shopping is introduced, however, we feel that in the interests of the village community, visitors and long-term success of the shop, we should retain a more conventional Community village shop with personal service.

The Working Group extends our thanks for all your invaluable ideas, support and not least patience, we shall keep you updated on our endeavours.

Happy New Year to you all.


The much anticipated production “Don’t get you Vicars in a Twist” will take place in the Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January.

Come and support your local theatre group perform this classic over-the-top British farce!

You can still get tickets at the Trusty Servant or on the door on the night (if there are any left!).

Click HERE for further information.


Please note that subscription renewals for the Social club are due by the end of February (or risk a £5 excess charge!)

Click All Saints for further information about services and events.

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


January orders for Oil should be e-mailed to Minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am on Wednesday 9th January 2019


We will meet in Andrew’s Mare car park at 10am on Weds 6th Feb.  Bags and picking sticks will be provided. We will cover both sides of the road from the entrance to the A31 down to the Newtown Crossroads which usually takes about 1.5 hours. Everyone welcome and any queries please email tessakeeley1@gmail.com


We have recently received an email from Age Concern Hampshire asking for the Parish Council’s support for recruitment activity to try and find a Village Agent for Minstead.

Village Agents are local people who offer a few hours a week of their time to signpost and help older people to access information, advice and local services.

If you are interested please contact

Sharon Knapp 
Village Agents Service Co-ordinator 
Age Concern Hampshire 
Office: 01962 892443 
Mobile: 07791 012325

Email: sharon.knapp@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk 


The following Planning Application for Minstead is out for consultation this week:

Case No:          19/00013

Address:           Stoney Cross Travel Lodge, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross,

Lyndhurst, SO43 7GN

Proposal:                Display of 4No. internally illuminated fascia signs; 1No.                                   

                                    internally illuminated wall mounted fascia sign; 1No.

                                     externally illuminated totem sign; 2No. non-illuminated totem

                                     signs (Application for Advertisement Consent)


Ends:                     Mon 11th Feb 2019

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.


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