eNewsletter 14th July 2014

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Requests for Oil this month should be made to minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am this Wednesday 16th July.  Please include with your request a statement that you will accept the best price Mike Hutton can get if this is the case.  If you need to confirm your request after notification of the price and company, please be prepared to respond quickly to an e-mail telling you these details on the Wednesday morning and in any case before 11am.

(The one request so far received on 29th June for this month has been recorded!)


The Minstead Training Trust is holding a Summer Fete in the grounds of Minstead Lodge on 19 July 2014 from 12noon to 4 pm.

There will be lots of fun with stalls and games, including bric a brac, cake stalls, bouncy castle, fancy dress competition and lots more.

See Training Trust Fete 2014 for further information.



A day of delights where there will be lots of activities, spinning, weaving, stalls and lots of cake!

Folks old and new….come and share the magic of Minstead.  Parents can be guided by their children to the places where they have dug, squidged, plucked, slept, sheeped or chickened.

March the Miz-Maze, bring a picnic and eat our cake.

Wear your badge if you have one!

There will be a small entrance charge of £3 per family to help with the centre funds.

See website for further information.


Sunday 20th July Summer BBQ for Cancer Research UK 3pm-6pm

Live music with Nigel Revill, fantastic raffle, fun BBQ quiz

All proceeds go to Cancer Research

A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon

See Facebook to keep up to date with all events and forthcoming attractions.


For this week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.


Come and relax to a range of music from the 20s to the present day with the Empty Frets.

Two ukuleles and a stand up bass (with the odd banjo attack!).

Enjoy a cuppa or maybe treat yourself to a cream tea.

All donations in aid of Oakhaven Hospice.

From 2pm.

For more details ask in the Shop.


You may have noticed that the locks had been removed from the paper and cardboard recycling bins at the Village Hall.

Unfortunately this could permit unwarranted access to the contents of what may have been considered to be a relatively secure method of disposal.  We consider that this could be a breach of our privacy and NFDC have agreed that the locks should be replaced forthwith, indeed they may already be in place.

Please be reminded of the principles of data protection that prevail nowadays and be sure to dispose of any sensitive or protected data securely.  Such things as letters, lists, bills, invoices, statements etc containing addresses, telephone numbers, account numbers, personal data and so on (whether yours or someone else’s) should be shredded before disposal.

Shredded paper may not be put out with your normal domestic recycling (the clear sack), but should be put in those paper & cardboard recycling bins at the hall (and elsewhere).  It may also be composted at your own home.


Earlier advice from HCC’S Broadband guru, Glenn Peacey, was wrong he says, and our expected activation period should have been between April and September 2014. Matters are proceeding according to this plan now though there are still some technical issues to be resolved – including completion of the “spine” between Southampton and Romsey (our feed will be from this) and actually “cabling” up the A31 to Cabinet 1 (this may involve closing the A31 W for periods of time with associated problems). Additional funds have been allocated to provide Superfast to more of our properties (ie those outside the initial 1.5-2km from Cabinet 1), probably by 2017, and we are looking at some form of matchfunding or “grant” from HCC towards individuals’ cost of achieving connection outside even this initiative.

We shall keep you updated with any further information as and when this becomes available.


Hampshire County Council is reviewing its household waste recycling centre (HWRC) service and wants your feedback on how it can continue to deliver a service that meets the needs of Hampshire residents and represents good value for money for the council taxpayer.

If you don’t currently use the sites, HCC would still like to hear your views in case there is anything it could do to make the service more accessible to you in the future. HCC welcomes any feedback from local businesses, charitable or community organisations and anyone else with an interest in the service.

To find out more and to complete a survey visit http://www3.hants.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/hwrc-consultation.htm

Paper copies are also available from local council offices and libraries – or call Hantsdirect on: 0845 603 5634 to request one.

The consultation closes on Friday 22 August 2014.


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