eNewsletter 19th August 2018

Sunday 18th August eNewsletter

At a glance – Whats on!

Tuesday 21st August – The day your new vicar, Rev. David Potterton arrives
Saturday 25th August – Beat Surgery cancelled
Saturday 1st September – The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show, Village Hall.
Monday 3rd September – Minstead Parish Council meeting,7.30pm, Danby Room
Friday 14th September – Starting your own school veg garden course, Minstead Study Centre
Saturday 22nd September – Beat Surgery is moving to the Trusty Servant pub at 11am. 

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.

Note –  There will be no Beat Surgery this coming Saturday (25th August). PCSO Richard Williams is being re-deployed that day. All future surgeries will be held at the Trusty Servant Pub on a Saturday morning at 11am.
Future Beat Surgery dates for your diary are the 20th October17th November and 15th December.

Would you like a Silent Soldier Sillouette in Minstead?

To mark the final year of the World War One centenary, The Royal British Legion is inviting the public to take part in a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation. The Thank You movement is offering a variety of silhouettes to symbolise the communities that took part in WW1.

The Parish Council would like to ask whether this is something you would like us to join in with and if so, is there a business or individual who might like to sponsor the cost (£250) or share in the cost. Please let us know at the usual address minsteadpc@gmail.com

The display of silhouettes will be throughout the UK and during the period from now until late 2018 when the nation will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of WW1. The silhouettes are near life-size and can be fixed to a wall or attached to an upright post in public or private spaces. For more information about the commemoration follow the link here.


The Safe Car Wash App 

During Parish Council Meetings we discuss a number of initiatives and decide which could be relevant to our parishioners. One which we feel does is the new Safe Car Wash App which addresses the problem of modern slavery.

Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence.

Some of those people are being exploited in hand car washes, which in recent years have sprung up across the country in their thousands.

The Safe Car Wash app has been developed to allow the general public to engage with the problem, it is a new tool that will enable the largest community intelligence gathering exercise ever attempted in the United Kingdom.

Download the free app either Apple or Google onto your smartphone and then when you are using a hand car wash, simply open the app and complete a short survey about the working conditions of the car wash.

NFU – Reporting Rural Crime


The NFU has launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers.

The ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’ is part of the NFU’s ongoing work to tackle the serious issues surrounding criminal behaviour on farms and in the wider countryside.

To give information call 0800 783 0137 or visit www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk to anonymously enter information about crime relating to: industrial fly-tipping, hare coursing, machinery theft, livestock theft or other criminal activity you could help them with. Click here for further information.


A huge welcome to Rev David Potterton

You are invited to meet and welcome the new vicar- Rev. David Potterton at a short service at All Saints Church, Minstead on Tuesday, 21st August 5 – 5.30 pm

Do come and bring the family!

You are also welcome at his Licensing Service at St Michael’s church Lyndhurst later at 7.30pm.


New Council Powers to fine vehicular littering

ROAD users caught littering from vehicles across the New Forest are set to face £80 fines under new council legislation. The new regulations will resolve the problem of identifying which person committed the offence. The penalty notice will now be sent to the owner of the car, van or lorry involved regardless of who was driving or littering. This change has been backed by two senior council members, Councillor Alison Hoare and Councillor Diane Andrews, who are both part of New Forest District Council’s cabinet. A working group consisting of officers from New Forest District Council, the Forestry Commission, National Park Authority, Verderers of the New Forest and Hampshire County Council is also proposed to assess the implementation of the new penalties. We understand that footage from a dash cam will be accepted as evidence from which the NFDC will be able to issue a penalty notice. Hopefully we will all subsequently benefit from a cleaner National Park.

Garden Bonfires

It is the time of year and now the hot weather has dissipated that we are likely to return to the task of burning our garden rubbish. However, please can we ask you to be considerate about when and where you have a bonfire.

It is perfectly ok to have the occasional bonfire to get rid of reasonable amounts of garden waste but please think about the time, the location and the weather conditions to minimise any unpleasant side effects and avoid upsetting your immediate neighbourhood!

Please make sure your gardener is aware of this if you have one.

For further information please see the District Council’s website about nuisance bonfires
http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/bonfires which includes advice on having bonfires, alternative methods of garden waste disposal and the circumstance under which an abatement notice may be issued!

Community Resilience initiative
The Parish Council will leave the following item in the e-newletter for the next few weeks as we are keen to generate a good community response so we have the best set up if an incident does ever occur. Please do let Councillor Helen Bennett know (helenbennettpc@yahoo.com) if you are willing to join the response team and include your name, contact number and what you are willing to do or what equipment you can provide. For details of these please see below – Thank you.
The Parish council is being actively encouraged to develop a plan to enable those who live in the village to support the emergency services in the event of a major incident or critical emergency in, or close to, our village.
Action required from parishioners
We are asking residents if they are willing to assist in the event of an emergency in the following ways:
1. Assist with teas and coffees  and food in any rest centre
2. Collect items required in the rest centre for example food drink
3. Willing to drive their 4x 4 to move vulnerable people, obtain medication provide food to vulnerable people collect equipment and any other car related activities as required
4. Willing to lend generators
5. Willing to lend Walkie talkies or other communication devices
6. Those who have first aid qualifications, medical or nursing experience,who could support the emergency services or provide first aid in the rest centre
7. Have chain saws and the qualifications to operate them
8. Willing to assist the emergency co ordinator to contact all of the above as directed
9. Be willing to support vulnerable people either in their homes or in the rest centre as required
10. Have access and ability to drive tractors and trailers to move large pieces of equipment.
Register your interest
The only commitment the Parish Council requires at this stage, is an expression of willingness to help in a particular area and permission to hold a contact number to be used if a significant emergency arises. Details at the top of this article.


All Saints’ Church, Minstead

Please click here to the dates and times of all the church service times for August. 
Week commencing August 18th 2018

Tues 21 August 
Licensing of our new Vicar. See separate notice for details
Weds 22 August
10.30 am Holy Communion and coffee in Nondescripts
11.00 am Bell ringing AS
Thurs 23rd August  
12 noon Funeral Muriel Stevens AS
7.30 pm Bell ringing St M and AS
Fri 24 August
3.00 pm Kneeler Group AS
Next Sunday 26th August
Trinity 13
10.00 am Benefice Holy Communion and coffee St M

Please note
AS is All Saints Minstead
CC is Christ Church Emery Down
St M is St Michael’s Lyndhurst 


Parish of Minstead Planning Applications
App No: 18/00566 Date Registered: 26/07/2018
Observation Date: 30/08/2018
Proposal: Attached 2 bay carport to existing garage
Site: Upcerne, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP
Case Officer: Katie McIntyre Tel: 01590 646619
Applications Entered Between Dates 1.8.2018 and 8.8.2018 (Tree Works) public
Application No: CONS/18/0719
Date Registered: 08/08/2018
Tree Ref: Proposed Works: Reason for Work:
Prune 1 x Willow tree
SCDL – Safety concerns due to defect and location CHPD – Clearing highways/paths/driveways/cables
Decision Target Date: 17/09/2018
Application No: CONS/18/0721
Date Registered: 08/08/2018
Tree Ref: Proposed Works: Reason for Work:
Fell 1 x Willow tree Arboricultural maintenance Fell 1 x Sycamore tree Fell 1 x Leylandii tree Prune 1 x Oak tree Prune 1 x Holly tree
Decision Target Date: 17/09/2018