eNewsletter 25th August 2019


Pop-Up Cafe  in aid of the Community Shop 10.30am today Sun 25th on the Green

It’s going brilliantly well but there are still lots of delicious cakes and coffee to consume – all welcome!!

Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

Parish Council 7.30pm Monday 2nd September Danby Room

Merchant Navy Day Tuesday 3rd September – the Red Ensign will fly from 9am!

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am Tuesday 3rd September

Furzey Toddle 11am Thursday 5th September

Jacobean Crewelwork Stitches 10am Friday 6th September Study Centre

Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show from 2pm Saturday 7th September

Old Herbaceous 5pm Saturday 5th September Furzey Gardens

Stained Glass Workshops 9.30am and 1.30pm Mon 9th September Study Centre

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Weds 11th September Village Hall

Needle Felting Workshops 9.30am and 1.30pm Sat 21st September Study Centre

Harvest Festival Service Sunday 29th September All Saints Church

Introduction to Floristry 2pm Sunday 29th September Study Centre

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A great event to raise funds for the community shop and the Teen Challenge charity took place on Sunday 18th August.  In the lovely setting on Minstead Manor, thanks to Len & Heather Brown for allowing the use of their beautiful garden, a wide range of music was played for our entertainment.

Many thanks to all the musicians who donated their talents on the day.  They were mostly from the Social Club Open Mic evenings, as well as local contributions from BOBS and others.  With a guest appearance from Goodnight Night Sweethearts singing Andrews Sisters songs from WWII.

The weather was kind to us and everybody who was there enjoyed it immensely.  Tickets sales raised £510 giving a net profit of £280 to be shared by the Community Shop and Teen Challenge

Many thanks to Jo Vardy for coming up with the idea and organising musicians, sound system and vital signposting to the Manor on the day.

Thank you to all those who came; many suggesting it should become an annual Minstead event.

The Pop-up Café has been in action again this weekend – see above – so many thanks to all who contributed!


As already announced, the Minstead Community Shop (MCS Ltd) is issuing shares to raise money to open the Community Shop.  The Committee of MCS Ltd has set a date of 30th September to reach its target of £25,000 from share sales.  Meeting the target by that date will allow us to start refurbishing the room in the Trusty Servant as soon as the lease is agreed, which we expect to be in early October.  The sooner we start refurbishing; the sooner the shop will be open.

Please join the Minstead Community Shop Society by buying shares as this is the only way to make the community shop a reality.

There are a number of documents on the shop webpage on the Minstead website (www:/minstead.org.uk/village-community-shop-project/) for you to look at.  This also shows the latest weekly totaliser so you can see how we are getting on.

If you pay for your share by direct payment into the shop’s bank account don’t forget to send the application form to the address at the end or email it to the address below.  We need to register you as a member.

If you have any queries not answered by these documents please contact the committee through our email: minsteadcommunityshop@gmail.com.


Merchant Navy Day is an opportunity to honour the brave men and women who kept our ‘island nation’ afloat during both World Wars, and to celebrate our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK’s imports, including half the food we eat, plenty of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

Click https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/dl/MerchantNavyDay2019Guide.pdf to find out more and do join us on the Green at 9am on Tuesday 3rd September when we shall be flying the Red Ensign.





Could we please have entries in asap. Entry forms can either be dropped off with Steve Cattell’s or emailed to the Entry Secretary Nikki Welbourne-Jones.


Could we also remind adults that entry forms need to be completed for all their children entering too!

All entries for the show need to have been submitted by Wednesday 4th September 2019

The committee would be very grateful for any donations for the Tombola stall – these can be dropped off with Steve Cattell.


Click HERE to read the latest Benefice and Parish Notices

FLU SEASON 2019/20

Over 65 vaccine

This will be available from Monday 16th September 2019.
The main walk in flu clinic for the Over 65 year olds is


There will then be daily walk in clinics from 2-3 pm from Friday 20th September until Monday 14th October.

Under 65 vaccine

This vaccine will be available from Monday 14th October 2019.

The main walk in flu clinic for the Under 65s who are at risk, pregnant ladies & carers is WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2 – 6PM

There will then be daily walk in clinics from 2 – 3pm from Thursday 17th October until Friday 1st November.  Some evening surgeries will also be made available to help working patients.

Nasal Flu – 2-3 year olds

this vaccine is usually with us mid October and we will be arranging some clinics during the October half term and the following week.

Visit http://www.lyndhurstsurgery.org.uk/ for further information.


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

No:                        19/00603

Address:               Merrie Orchard, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst,

                                 SO43 7FR

Proposal:                Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for a

                                   proposed single storey rear extension


Ends:                     Not published


No:                        19/00630

Address:               Land at Camphill Cottage, Emery Down, Lyndhurst,

                                 SO43 7EA

Proposal:                Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the

                                   development and existing use of outbuildings and land as

                                   domestic cartilage


Ends:                       Monday 9th September


No:                        19/00621

Address:               Sunnydale, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal:              Single storey rear extension; roof alterations to facilitate

                                  alterations and extension of existing rear dormer window;

                                1.2m high post and rail fencing; removal of existing wall.


Ends:                     Monday 9th September

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
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