eNewsletter 15th November 2015


Village Lunch Tuesday 17th November 12.30pm Trusty Servant

Minstead Players “The Love Nest” 7.30pm 20th and 21st November Village Hall

Christmas Workshops at Furzey Gardens 27th and 28th November

Flower Show Society AGM 8pm Village Hall Tuesday 1st December



Minstead Players’ next production will be Raymond Hopkins “The Love Nest”, a farcical comedy in two acts.

Curtain up at 7.30pm next Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November in the Hall.

Tickets £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for under 12 will be available from the Shop from Wednesday 4th November or on the door. There will be a raffle and all proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Hampshire County Council published details of the second wave of broadband roll out on its website in September.

Visit http://www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/about-the-project/wave-2-information/ for further information about this.

You can use the interactive map to find out when the upgrade is due to take place by entering your postcode.

If the result shows that you are already connected to superfast broadband but your speed is below what it should be then please let us know (minsteadpc@googlemail.com) as well as having a discussion with your provider.


The next date for Minstead Oil Orders is Wednesday 2nd December 2015 (by 9am).

Dates for 2016 will be (all Wednesdays, all by 9am) :-

January 13th; February 17th; March 16th;

May 18th; July 20th; September 21st;

October 19th; November 16th; December 7th.

Unless circumstances are extreme, there will not be any orders placed in April, June or August.

All orders placed will be accepted as firm unless you give notice at the time you place the order that particular conditions apply to your order.

If you are new to the scheme, please ensure that you give your full name and address, Post code, telephone contact number(s) and e-mail address (all these can be given before placing an order) and that your order includes the number of litres required (or an estimate if you want your tank filled up).


Following last week’s warning about Council Tax scams, Scams bulletin Nov 2015 from Hythe and Dibden Parish Council Community Safety Team may be of interest.

For further information about scams and the latest scam alerts visit the Hampshire County Council website.


Welcome to our new Police Community Support Officer, PCSO 14390, Dan Carlin who is based at Lyndhurst Police Station.

Those who receive Hampshire Alert will know that Dan joined the police in 2009, starting in Leigh Park before moving to Hythe in 2011. He intends to be around for the foreseeable future and looks forward to getting out into the community and meeting everyone face to face.
If there are any issues that you wish to discuss with him or any upcoming community events that you think he would like to get involved with, please contact him via email or telephone.
Email: daniel.carlin@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Mobile: 07554775575
Please bear in mind that Dan works shifts so may not always be able to answer emails or calls immediately.

The next Beat Surgery will be at the Village Shop from 9.30-10.30am on Wednesday 9th December.


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

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A further reminder that order forms can be collected from the Shop and a further plea that they be returned no later than Friday 4th December to ensure you get all the goodies you want!


7.30pm in Bank and Emery Down Village Hall

General Sir Paul Newton: Lions Led By Donkeys –
Myths and the First World War.
Lions Led by Donkeys is a phrase popularly used to describe the British
infantry of World War I and to blame the generals who led them.  This thesis
forms the backdrop to this talk as we struggle still to make sense of an
upheaval that left an indelible mark, not least on our community here in the

Refreshments available; entrance £3 on the door.


The following planning application for Minstead is open for consultation.

Visit http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications for further information.

Application No:      15/00774

Location:                Little Thatch, Lyndhurst Rd, Minstead SO43 7FX

Proposal:                One and two storey extensions


Expiry date:           16th November 2015

Application No:      15/00732

Location:                Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:                Retention of lamp post and addition of lantern


Expiry date  :         24th November 2015


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