eNewsletter 23rd June 2019


Pop Up Cafe this Sunday 23rd June in aid of the Community Shop on the Green

10.30am to 2.30pm or later

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sun 23rd June Study Centre

Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 1st July Danby Room

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 2nd July

Furzey Toddle 11am-midday Thursday 4th July

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 9th July Social Club

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 10th July Green Room

Open Door Community Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 18th July All Saints Church

The Tin Woman 7.45pm 18-20 July Vernon Theatre

Click on the links above to find out more!
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We have resorted to emergency procedures this month to distribute printed copies of Minstead Mail!  It has been hand delivered by your Parish Councillors and Clerk who hope they have covered every household.  If you have not received one and would like one please let us know either by email to minsteadpc@gmail.com or by ringing our Clerk on 023 8081 2375 but please note that you can also read it on line by visiting the Village Community website.

Many thanks to the Parish Council team for taking on this task at short notice.


Further to last week’s notice many will have received a further letter from Highways England stating that Kier Highways’ work to bring the current cattle grid located off the A31 up to current specification is now expected to start on Monday 8th July (not 1st July) and will take place over 5 days.  Lyndhurst Road will be closed between the A31 and Seamans Corner which means no access to and from the A31 westbound at the Seamans lane junction.  Signed diversion routes will be in place.


HCC is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on ways to balance its budget in response to growing demands on council services and continuing pressures on local government funding.

By April 2021 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £80 million.  With less money available and growing demand for council services decisions will need to be made about what it can and cannot provide in the future.

The County Council would like to hear your views on the following options for balancing its budget as well as any alternatives you may wish to propose:

  • introducing and increasing charges for some services
  • encouraging central Government to make legislative changes
  • generating additional income
  • continuing to use the County Council’s reserves prudently
  • reducing and changing services
  • increasing Council Tax
  • changing local government arrangements in Hampshire

To find out more and complete the consultation on line visit


You can also request an information pack and response form in Braille, audio or large print by emailing insight@hants.gov.uk or ringing 0300 555 1375.

Please not that the consultation ends on Wednesday 17th July.


The following Planning Applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:                 19/00397

Address:      Petrol Station, Ringwood Road, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst,

SO43 7GN

Proposal:      Display of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Application for

                          Advertisement Consent)


Ends:             Thursday 27th June

No:                  19/00172

Address:       Castle Malwood Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, SO43 7HB

Proposal:      Installation of 4no. low level light bollards and associated works


Ends:            Friday 28th June

No:                 19/00470

Address:      The Lodgers, Malwood Walk Stables, Newtown Road, Newtown,

                         Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GD

Proposal:      Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for continued

                         use of the building known as The Lodgers as an independent



Ends:             Fri 12th July

No:                  19/00457

Address:       Wisteria Cottage, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FX

Proposal:      Orangery; insertion of 1no. dormer window (Demolition of existing



Ends:           Fri 12th July

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
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