eNewsletter 14th April 2019


Open Door Cafe 2-4pm Thurs 18th April in the Church

Good Friday 19th April

Beat Surgery 4-5pm Saturday 20th April in the Trusty

Easter Day Sunday 21st April

Easter Monday 22nd April

St George’s Day Tuesday 23rd April

Steel Magnolias 7.45pm 25th-27th April Vernon Theatre

Stained Glass Workshop 10am-5pm Saturday 27th April Study Centre

Local Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019

Furzey Toddle 11-12am Thursday 2nd May

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

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Click HERE to visit the All Saints page on the Village website to see the latest news and details of Easter services for the Anglican, Catholic and Baptist churches. There will be a Churches Together Walk of Witness at 10.45am on Good Friday starting at St Michael and All Angels Church.


The Community Fibre Broadband Scheme announced at the Annual Parish Meeting on 20th March is being progressed as rapidly as possible.  The contract with Hampshire County Council was signed on 11th April which means we must have collected sufficient funds for the scheme to go ahead by 9th May.  We have written to all households who are eligible to benefit asking for firm commitments and we are now following up with house to house visits to answer any further queries.  We have also asked the wider community for support.

The background to and details of the scheme can be read by clicking HERE on the Village website.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to contribute so we can progress this unique offer which will be of huge benefit to the community. The best ways of doing this are:

Using the online form at



Contacting the Parish Council Chairman at minsteadchairman@gmail.com


Now’s the time to plant your own potatoes and shallots so you can enter your crop in the annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show on Saturday 7tht September!

Open to all those under 15 in the Village.

This year’s seed potatoes and shallot sets are ready for collection from Steve Cattell now!

Contact him on 023 8081 3574 or steve_cattell@hotmail.com.


Part-time bar staff for Sunday lunch times at the Social Club, 11.30 to 4.00. No experience required training will be given.

Apply to at the Club or to Peter Bennett on

07940 838168, peter.bennett@ymail.com


FOLS has just recently received a request from the surgery to purchase a new ECG machine, complete with attachments as necessary, as the present piece of equipment which was provided and maintained by FOLS, is now on its last stages of practical use and beyond economic repair.  It will cost FOLS around £2,500, a very large sum for such a small local charity, but so vital for the surgery and for the benefit of us all, meaning that patients can be tested at the surgery without having to attend one of our local hospitals

We have instructed the surgery to purchase the new machine to ensure there is a working ECG available to them at all times. We ask that you help us to find the additional funding necessary to purchase and maintain the device, whilst still servicing all the equipment we have already purchased

We will, of course keep you informed of our progress towards the £2,500 target through posters and information at the surgery

Please contact Davis Wilson Chair, Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery through the surgery number 023 8028 2689


The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

Application No:      19/00231

Address:                    Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                      SO43 7FR

Proposal:                  Detached garage with storage over; Demolition of existing

                                     outbuilding (Application for Non Material Amendment to

                                      Planning Permission 17/00532)


ends:                     nyk

Application No:      19/00083

Address:                    Land At Hollyhock Cottage, The Grove, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                      SO43 7GG

Proposal:                  Retention of barn and agricultural building


Ends:                           Wed 1st May 2019

Application No:      19/00205

Address:                    Home Farm, Peartree Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7FH

Proposal:                Internal alterations (Application for Listed Building Consent)


Ends:                         Wed 24th April 2019

                                                                  Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
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