THE CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLORS AND CLERK OF MINSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL 2015.
CHRISTMAS IN MINSTEAD!
FATHER CHRISTMAS TO VISIT MINSTEAD THIS SAT 20th DECEMBER!
There will be carols, mince pies and a festive tipple outside The Trusty from 6pm……
Father Christmas is scheduled to arrive at 6.30pm, possibly bearing presents!
(Parents please hand in clearly labelled presents to the Trusty by midday Sat 20th and try and keep the value under £10)
The Mummers are expected to perform from about 7pm once Father Christmas has finished giving out presents.
CHRISTMAS AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Friday Dec 19th at 7.30pm – Churches Together “Walking Nativity” in Lyndhurst.
Sunday 21st Dec at 4.00pm in the Church – Service of Lessons and Carols followed by festive refreshments.
Christmas Eve at 4.30pm Crib Service round our special Minstead Crib and at 11.30pm Midnight Mass, the best way to start Christmas.
Christmas Day at 10.30am. Family Service. Jesus’ birthday – come and celebrate. 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.
You can also send Christmas greetings to your local friends by using the Giant Christmas Card in the Church and donate the money you might have spent on cards to support the Mukinge hospital in Zambia!
Hello and very Happy Christmas from all in the Shop!
This is to let you know that the opening hours over the festive period will be as follows:
Christmas Eve open until 3pm (latest)
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
Saturday 27th Dec 9am – 1pm
Sunday 28th 9am – 1pm
New Years Eve open until 4pm
New Years Day closed
(During January, February and March 2015 the shop will, as in previous years, close daily at 4pm)
Jan and the Shop Team thank everyone for their continued support which is much appreciated!
TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER
Tuesday 16th December – Village Lunch 12.30pm
Wednesday 17th December – Christmas Quiz Night – a great fun Christmas themed quiz night, all proceeds to Oakhaven Hospice, earlier start time of 8pm!
Saturday 20th December – Father Christmas visits (see below)
Wednesday 31st December – New Years Eve Party Night, a fantastic way to see in the new year, special specials on the board and dancing the new year in with DJ Ben Franco, no entry fee, booking is essential for tables.
Christmas Opening Hours
Christmas Eve – 11.30am – 11pm
Christmas Day – 12pm – 4pm
Boxing Day – 11.30am – 5pm
All other days we are open as normal,
We also have a couple of tables left for Christmas Day, so if you fancy a delicious 5 Course Christmas Meal with fantastic festive atmosphere and none of the washing up then book now at The Trusty!
See Facebook to keep up to date with all events and other forthcoming attractions.
CHRISTMAS TREE ON THE GREEN
Many thanks to the Minstead Training Trust / Furzey Gardens for once again providing the excellent Christmas tree on the Village Green, and also to Andy Chatwin for fixing the lights!
MINSTEAD STUDY CENTRE
Friday 19 December 10-5pm
Traditional Bread Making – ‘New’ Extra Date
Visit the Study Centre website for further information
A further reminder that we are starting to prepare the next edition of Minstead Mail which it is hoped will be printed and distributed to all households in the civil parish in early January. It is intended to include future village events up to and including Easter (5th April 2015)
If you have any contributions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or give them to any Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk.
Further to the recent email and if you have not already done so please take a moment to complete the survey the results of which will help us present the poor state of our broadband to HCC, BDUK and other parties.
This can be accessed by visiting:
HAMPSHIRE ALERT COMMUNITY MESSAGING SYSTEM
Improving the flow of information between the community and the police is vital to achieving the aim of working together to deter criminals and keep communities safe.
This new service enables the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight play a role in helping the Police prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour.
You are encouraged to have a look at https://www.hampshirealert.co.
For further information see also http://test.minstead.org.uk/police/
As an example, a recent alert reports that in the last couple of days three sheds have been broken into in the Winsor area. The three addresses that have been targeted back on to open fields.
Click here for shed and outbuilding security advice.
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