eNewsletter 16th September 2018

Sunday 16th September eNewsletter


Walk in ‘Flu Clinic 2.15-5pm Wednesday 19th September Lyndhurst Surgery

Beat Surgery 11am Saturday 22nd September Trusty Servant pub

Patient Information Morning organised by the Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery 10.30am-12.30pm Thursday 27th September Lyndhurst Community Centre

Elf and Fairy Day 11am-3pm Friday 28th September Furzey Gardens

Macmillan coffee morning 10.30am Friday 28th September All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st October Danby Room

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 9th October Social Club

Harvest Festival Concert 7pm Saturday 13th October All Saints Church

Harvest Festival Service 10.30am Sunday 14th October All Saints Church

Half Term Fun 11am-3pm Mon 22nd – Fri 26th October Furzey Gardens

Click on the links above to find out more.
Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event you are hosting or of any incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.


178 people responded to the recent survey of whom 126 said they would use a Community Shop regularly, 47 occasionally and 5 not at all.  There were lots of interesting suggestions and encouraging offers of help in various ways.  We believe this represents more than sufficient support for a community Steering Group to be set up to consider the various options and establish a way ahead and we are contacting all those who volunteered.  It is hoped that such a Group will form up in the next few weeks and that once it is established there will be further consultation with the village Community.


Our new Priest-in-Charge, The Reverend David Potterton was licensed to the Benefice of the Parishes of Lyndhurst and Emery Down and Minstead on August 21st in a joyful service taken by The Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton.  St Michael and All Angels’ church in Lyndhurst was packed and its bells rang out.  Ahead of the licensing service, Revd. David took part in short services at the two other parish churches in the benefice: All Saints’ Church, Minstead and Christ Church, Emery Down. The Bishop of Southampton led these services, which included a joyous African chant, and presented Revd. Potterton with the keys to each church.


As you may be aware our much loved Church is in need of funds to keep this beautiful building in good repair.

Do you have any unwanted possessions, in reasonable condition, that you are willing to donate to the Tower Fund Appeal?  If so a trusted member of your Church/Community will visit you with formal identification and you will be asked to give written confirmation of your gift. This process will be confidential treated anonymously if you wish. Items will be auctioned or sold as appropriate, using regular local auction houses.

We will consider anything suitable for sale/auction and in particular Pictures, Paintings, Rugs, Ornaments, Crockery, Furniture etc., etc.

On behalf of All Saints Church,  Minstead PCC

Please contact Sylvia Dibben, Ivy Cottage Farm, Minstead, SO437FY

02380 812967 ​ e.mail Sylvia@dibben.net


Helen Bennett 02380 812358/e.mail helen.bennett160@yahoo.com


As mentioned above there will be a Patient Information morning at Lyndhurst community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm on Thursday 27th September.

Click here for further information.


A further reminder that it is not too late to make a contribution to help pay for a Classic Tommy silhouette to be situated by the War Memorial on the Village Green.

If you would like to make a donation, however small, please contact

Helen Bennett at helenbennettpc@yahoo.com tel 023 8081 2358 or

Alan Ferguson at alanfergusonpc@btinternet.com tel 023 8081 3838

who can provide you with payment methods.

Any excess above the cost of £250 will be donated to the Royal British Legion.


A further reminder that your Oil Order for September should be with MinsteadOil by 9am this Wednesday 19th September with anticipated delivery by the end of the month.

Subsequent Oil orders will be at 4 week intervals until the December one on the 5th to get delivery before Christmas.


This Blue Siam design plate made by Wedgewood was left behind at the tea tent after the Village Fete on 11th August.

If it is yours then let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com and we’ll tell you where to collect it from!


The following Planning Applications are out for consultation:

Application No:      18/00656

Address:               Minstead Social Club

Proposal:                Creation of covered seating area

Comment by:                   Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00654

Address:               Skymers, Stoney Cross, Minstead

Proposal:                Stables; hardstanding

Comment by:                   Thursday 27th September

Application No:      18/00653

Address:               Stable Cottage, Acres Down Farm, Minstead

Proposal:                Two storey rear extension; first floor side extension

Comment by:                   Monday 24th September

Application No:      18/00642

Address:               Sir Walter Tyrell, Canterton Lane, Brook

Proposal:                Retention of mobile home for residential use (Staff Accommodation)

Comment by:                   Friday 28th September

Visit the NPA website for further information


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