CHRISTMAS IN MINSTEAD!
FATHER CHRISTMAS’ VISIT TO MINSTEAD SAT 20th DECEMBER!
Many congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to making Father Christmas’s visit such a success on Saturday evening – the music, the carols, the mulled wine, the mince pies and everything else! He thoroughly enjoyed his time in Minstead and hopes all the children got what they wanted. He plans to return again next year!
Also many thanks to Nick Mellersh and the Mummers for their amazing Christmas performance.
CHRISTMAS AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH
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!
As a reminder, the Shop opening hours over the festive period will be as follows:
- Christmas Eve open until 3pm (latest)
- Christmas Day closed
- Boxing Day closed
- Sat 27th Dec 9am – 1pm
- Sunday 28th 9am – 1pm
- New Years Eve open until 4pm
- New Years Day closed
SOCIAL CLUB – BOXING DAY
Nick Hayward-Young will be playing at the Social Club from 1pm – 4pm on Boxing Day. Come and enjoy the music. We look forward to seeing you there.
TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER
Somebody left this fine vehicle in the Trusty on Saturday evening so is missing their Santa toy alr
It will be here waiting at the Trusty
A big thank you for everyone
On Race Night the previous Friday, £500 was raised for Dreams Come True Children’s Charity. This is a fantastic effort
The Trusty team would like to wish all of their customers a very merry
They hope to see you all over the
Christmas Opening Hours
Christmas Eve – 11.30am – 11pm
Christmas Day – 12pm – 4pm
Boxing Day – 11.30am – 5pm
All other days open as normal!
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.
See Facebook to keep up to date with all events and other forthcoming attractions.
REFUSE COLLECTION TIMES
See the NFDC website for details of collection times over the Christmas and New Year period.
Those whose collections are normally on a Monday or Tuesday will be unaffected.
THE CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLORS AND CLERK OF MINSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL 2015.
OTHER FAIRLY INTERESTING STUFF
A STRATEGIC CYCLING NETWORK
Following last year’s petition in the Village and the discussion at the Annual Assembly in March, the Parish Council has prepared a proposal for a strategic cycling network in the New Forest so that both locals and visitors cyclists can cycle safely between major settlements, specifically Cadnam to Lymington via Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.
Please visit the Village website to read more and give your support by contacting any of the addressees to whom this proposal has been sent. These are listed on the last two pages of the main proposal.
Many thanks to Councillor Richard Taylor for all his hard work in putting this proposal together.
A final 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 January. It is hoped 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 o
So far there have been none!!
YET MORE ON BROADBAND!
There will be a free Brand New Forest Broadband event in the NFDC Council Chamber in Lyndhurst on Wed 28th Jan 2015 from 6 to 8 pm
Click here for further information and to book your place.
HAMPSHIRE ALERT COMMUNITY MESSAGING SYSTEM
A further bit of encouragement for you to visit Hampshire Alert and consider signing up to live and instant messages, such as:
- It’s the last few days in the build up to Christmas and the last minute rush of purchasing gifts and enjoying social events with friends and family. Please click here for some advice on how to keep safe over the remainder of the festive season.
- On Friday 12th December at approximately 8:30pm, at Bunkers Hill near Beaulieu, a brown Jenny donkey was struck down by a vehicle which left the scene without notifying anyone that the donkey was injured. If you see a Silver BMW, made between 1997 and 1998, so possibly a ‘R’’S’ or ‘T’ registration, with a missing passenger wing mirror and side flasher unit or if you know of someone who has recently had repair work conducted on their Silver BMW or if you have any information on this incident, please call 101 and quote 44140443541.
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