eNewsletter 22nd July 2018


New Forest Show 24th, 25th, 26th July

Beat Surgery 10am Saturday 28th July Venue on the Green

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 6th August Danby Room

Village Fete Saturday 11th August on the Green

(in conjunction with the Trusty’s Beer and Cider Festival and the Great Minstead Bake Off!)

History Group 8pm Tuesday 14th August Social Club

and coming up on 1st September

The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show Village Hall

For further information click on the links above and to keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

 Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to spread the word around the Village of any incident or forthcoming event in the parish which may be of local community interest and we can include it on our Facebook page or in this weekly eNewsletter as appropriate and also put it on the Village Website calendar. Items for the eNewsletter should be with us by the preceding Friday.


Many thanks to everyone who has completed the survey so far, either on line or on paper!

There has been a reasonable response but we really do need quite a lot more by 31st July in order to judge if there is sufficient support from the Village, or not, to set up a project for a Community Shop.

We do not need your detailed ideas at this stage – if the project proceeds that will come later!  We really just need to get a feel of how many people in the Village would support a Community Shop, an idea of what they want from it and ways in which they might help.

Please do your best, it takes barely 5 minutes to complete and anyone can take part.  The survey is not limited to one per household, just one per person!

It is the views of the Minstead community that matter most and we’d rather know at this stage what you really think (providing it is polite!).

To take part please either:

complete the form and take it to the Trusty Servant where there is a special box for completed surveys.  If you are unable to do this please contact our Clerk, Polly Osborne, on 023 8081 2375 and we will arrange for it to be collected.  We can also try and get another form to you if you have mislaid yours!


view and complete the survey on line by clicking

Minstead Community Shop Project

(It can also be accessed via the Village Website and Facebook!)


The PCC has encountered a glitch in its Google account and is unable to send out the notices directly.  It is hoped this will be sorted shortly.

Meanwhile see All Saints Notices 22nd July 2018 and Benefice Notices 22nd July 2018 to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.  You can also follow All Saints Church on Facebook and visit the Benefice website for more information.


As previously announced, this year’s Fete will be on the Green starting at approximately midday and finishing around 4.30pm.  Proceeds will go to the Church and the Tower Fund appeal and SSAFA. If you are free to help set up that would be a great help!

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you can lend a hand or just turn up on the day at about 9am – the more the merrier!

The Tea area will be co-ordinated by the Church and we would welcome any support you can give by way of donations of Savoury or Cake produce.

In addition we would be very pleased to hear from you if you are able to give a little time to the running of the Tea Tent between the hours of 11.30am and 4.30pm

Could you please let us know if you are able to provide food and/or your preferred times to assist on the day.

Sylvia Dibben 812967                Helen Bennett 80812358

                    Sylvia@dibben.net                          Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com.


The Verderers’ Court has issued a notice urging people NOT to put out water in buckets or other receptacles for the animals.  Despite the best of intentions this is counter-productive.  There are plenty of places in the Forest where animals can get water including large water troughs which are mains fed and the animals know where they are.

Click here for the full notice.


Saturday 1st September Village Hall

It’s probably a good time to start thinking about your entries this year.

Click here to see details about the Classes, Trophies and Rules.

Meanwhile, as Brucie might have said, keep watering (as long as you are allowed to!)


The following planning applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:              18/00278

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Raising ridge height of existing outbuilding to facilitate first floor;

5no. rooflights; single storey extensions; cladding


Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

No:              18/00279

Address:      Yew Tree House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:      Re-roofing and conversion of barn to dwelling


Ends:           Wednesday 8th August

Information about planning can be found by visiting the NPA website.


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