eNewsletter 25th November 2018


Festive Evening at Minstead Lodge 8pm Friday 30th November

Father Christmas at Furzey 11.30am-7pm Sat 1st and Sun 2nd December

(also on 7th, 8th and 9th December)

5 Candles Service 10.30am Sunday 2nd December All Saints Church

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 3rd December Danby Room

Christmas Wreath Making 1pm Saturday 8th December Study Centre

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 11th Dec Social Club

Christmas Tree Festival 11-4.30 Thu 13th-Sat 15th Dec St Michael & All Angels

Junior Minstead Pantomime Trip Thurs 13th Dec

Carol Service 4pm Sun 16th Dec All Saints Church

Junior Minstead Christmas Hike in the Forest 5pm Thu 20th Dec

Carols on the Green with Father Christmas and the Mummers 6pm Sat 22nd Dec

Nativity Service 4.30pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Midnight Service 11pm Mon 24th Dec All Saints Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am Tues 25th December

Click on the links above to find out more.
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The November 2018 edition of Minstead Mail has been distributed in hard copy to all households.  It can also be read on line by clicking here.


Has anybody got 4-5 rolls of matching patterned wallpaper lurking in their loft they are willing to give to Minstead Players for the set of the next production?

If so please contact Helen Bennett on 023 8081 2358 or Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com

A further reminder that the next production is


by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Brown on Friday 18th January 2019 and Saturday 19 th January 2019 at 7.30 pm in Minstead Village Hall.

Click here for further information.

Tickets will be in the Trusty Servant Public House from 1st December 2018. They will also be available on the door on the night.

Something to look forward to in January!


Unfortunately we have had a report of a theft from inside a stable in Minstead. This appears to have happened between 8.30am – 3.30pm last Wednesday 21st Nov.  If anyone noticed anything suspicious or noticed anyone carrying two very large battery units please do report it. 

Sadly there has been an increase in such non-dwelling burglaries in recent weeks.  Click on

Beat Report for October

to catch up with the latest information. 

Hampshire Police have some very useful advice and information on Rural Crime Prevention which can be read by clicking here.


As mentioned in Minstead Mail, Safer New Forest is a partnership that consists of partner agencies such as New Forest District Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Probation.  Together they work towards reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and to make the New Forest a safer place to live, work and visit.

The partnerships key priorities for 2018-2019 are:

  • Children at risk
  • Modern slavery & human trafficking
  • Drug & alcohol related harm
  • Develop consistent recognition and access to support for victims of domestic abuse

For further information regarding the priorities within the partnership plan, please visit Safer New Forest partnership or ring 023 8028 5438.

You can also find out more by visiting the Safer New Forest page on the Village website.

See All Saints Notices and Benefice Notices for information on this week’s Parish and Benefice services and events.

Follow All Saints Church on Facebook and visit the Benefice website for more information.


There following Planning Application for Minstead is out for consultation:

Reference:  18/00890

Address:    Peters Hold Farm, Newtown Rd, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GJ

Proposal:      Agricultural building


Ends:           Thu 27 Dec 2018

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.

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