AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD MAR-APR 2016
Good Friday devotional hour 2pm Fri 25th March All Saints
Easter Draw 8pm Sat 26th Social Club
Hedge laying workshop 10am Sat 26th March Study Centre
Easter Draw 8pm Sat 26th March Social Club
Furzey Gardens fun over Easter
Easter Day Sunday 27th March:
- Clocks forward one hour 1am
- Easter Holy Communion 10.30am All Saints and Easter Egg Hunt
Minstead Players Play Reading 8pm Tues 29th March Hill Close
Beat Surgery 9.30-10.30am Wed 30th March Village Shop
Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Mon 4th April Green Room
History Group 8pm Tues 12th April Social Club
WOW 8pm Wed 13th April Green Room
Village Lunch 12.30pm Tues 19th April Trusty Servant (last of the season!)
Queen’s Birthday Beacon Thursday 21st April after dark!
EU Referendum Question Time 7pm Friday 22nd April Village Hall
Annual Parochial Church meeting 7pm Wed 27th April All Saints Church
See below or the Village website for further details of these and future events.
PLEASE CARE FOR OUR VERGES!
Village verges are under attack from all sides, particularly when they are wet.
They are damaged by being driven on and over, and further eroded by being parked on.
Recently some building work has resulted in this sort of damage, as has the work by two utilities through the village.
Your PC is seeking restitution work from these utilities for such damage that we can identify is theirs. This task is made more difficult if we do damage to them ourselves.
Please could we ask all local road users to care for our verges as if they were your own grass areas or lawns – do you drive on those, especially when they are wet or soft?
We will ask the Hall Management among others to include this request in their booking conditions, and to more clearly point out the location of the Hall’s large carpark for users.
MINSTEAD ALL SAINTS CHURCH
See ALL SAINTS NOTICES 20TH MARCH 2016 for Easter Services and other events.
MINSTEAD SOCIAL CLUB SAT 26TH MARCH
Easter Draw and 60s group.
All welcome for a fun evening!
MINSTEAD PLAYERS, PLAY READING,TUES 29TH MARCH 2016
(postponed from 15th March)
8pm at Hill Close, Minstead SO43 7FX
We are looking for plays to perform in November 2016 so join us for drinks, nibbles and a good laugh whilst we read potential plays. If you have a play that we may want to perform or just read for fun please send a copy to Helen Bennett at Helen.bennett@ yahoo.com by Friday 25th of March so we can ensure there are enough copies are available on the night.
FURZEY GARDENS AT EASTER
Easter Trail Friday 25th March – Friday 1st April 10am-5pm
Come & explore Furzey Gardens by following our Easter Trail. Discover some of our best kept secrets and collect your Easter Biscuit reward!
£1.50 plus normal garden entrance. No booking required.
Bug Barn Bunnies Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April 11am-4pm
Easter fun in the Bug Barn for our younger visitors so we’re here rain or shine! Paint your own Easter Bunny or Chick. (Supervision by Parent or Guardian required)
£3.50 includes an Easter Biscuit. No booking needed.
Normal garden entrance applies.
For more information, call 02380 812464. Furzey Gardens, Minstead, SO43 7GL
QUEENS BIRTHDAY BEACON THURSDAY 21ST APRIL
It is planned to light a beacon at the top of Hilly Field to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21st April. It is hoped as many Minsteadeans as possible will attend or at least be able to see it from a suitable vantage point!
Please help by providing suitable dry material that will burn brightly (please no garden rubbish!) and by building the beacon on 20th and 21st April.
Material should be taken to Hilly Field just past the top of the road to Furzey on the left and placed within the fenced off area. (The gate is easily opened by lifting the chain!).
For further information please contact Wilmur Biddlecombe on 07899 264263.
There will be an opportunity to continue celebrations at the Social Club afterwards.
EU REFERENDUM – MINSTEAD’S “QUESTION TIME” FRI 22ND APRIL
IN? or OUT?
Sir Vince Cable and Daniel Hannan MEP
Your questions in advance to email@example.com
COME ALONG – your chance to participate
Friday April 22nd at Minstead Hall 6.30 for 7 pm
Secure £5 tickets beforehand – available on Village Green
Saturday mornings 26th March and 2nd, 9th and 16th April 10am to 12
Any profits to the Local Charity.
Everyone will probably know that the Minstead Defibrillator is now operational and situated outside the Trusty Servant in a clearly visible green box. Many thanks to Councillor Helen Bennett and everyone else who helped provide this.
Guidance and access and is given when you dial 999.
FLOWER SHOW – CHILDRENS’ POTATOES AND ONION SETS
Potatoes and Onion sets for children under 15 years to grow for this year’s Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show are now ready for collection.
The show will be on Saturday 3rd September and prizes will go to the heaviest potato crop grown in a bucket (max size 14ltrs/3 gallons) and the largest onions!
Please contact Steve Cattell on 023 8081 3574 or 07732 306406 after Wednesday to arrange collection.
A THANK YOU
Wendy and David Johncey moved into Bay Tree Cottage a year ago and would like to thank everyone who has helped them and made them feel so welcome to the Village. They are very happy in Minstead!
LYNDHURST DRAMA & MUSICAL SOCIETY
The Society will present a production of John Mortimer’s “A Voyage Round My Father” at the Vernon Theatre on 21st, 22nd and 23rd April.
See A Voyage Round My Father for further details.
The following planning application for Minstead is out for consultation:
Location: Communications site at Castle Malwood Depot, Lyndhurst Road,
Proposal: Determination as to whether Prior Approval is required for the
siting and appearance of 3no. antennas and 2no. Dishes
Period ends: Tues 29th March 2016
Location: Perry Dees, London Minstead, Hampshire, SO43 7FT
Proposal: Addition of front dormer window; alterations to fenestration; new
Period ends: Thurs 14th April 2016
Further information can be obtained by visiting http://publicaccess.newforestnpa.gov.uk/online-applications/ or directly from NPA Offices at Lymington Town Hall.
This eNewsletter is sent by Minstead Parish Council
If you know of someone who does not receive email but would like to read it please make a copy and pass it to them
If you no longer to wish to receive these eNewsletters please let us know.
To keep up to date with incidents in the locality sign up to Hampshire Alert by visiting https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/
To keep up to date with events visit http://test.minstead.org.uk/news/events/
For past copies of eNewsletters visit http://test.minstead.org.uk/news/enewsletter/