AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD MAR-APR 2016
Minstead Players Play Reading 8pm Tues 29th March Hill Close
Beat Surgery 9.30-10.30am Wed 30th March Village Shop
Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Mon 4th April Green Room
History Group 8pm Tues 12th April Social Club
WOW 8pm Wed 13th April Green Room
Designing and planting garden borders 10am-3pm Sat 16th April Study Centre
Village Lunch 12.30pm Tues 19th April Trusty Servant (last of the season!)
Queen’s Birthday Beacon Thursday 21st April after dark!
EU Referendum Question Time 7pm Friday 22nd April Village Hall
Beat Surgery 9.30-10.30am Wed 27th April Village Shop
Annual Parochial Church meeting 7pm Wed 27th April All Saints Church
Social Club AGM 8pm Thurs 28th April
See below or the Village website for further details of these and future events.
MINSTEAD PLAYERS, PLAY READING,TUES 29TH MARCH 2016
8pm at Hill Close, Minstead SO43 7FX
We are looking for plays to perform in November 2016 so join us for drinks, nibbles and a good laugh whilst we read potential plays.
FURZEY GARDENS AT EASTER
Easter Trail Friday 25th March – Friday 1st April 10am-5pm
Come & explore Furzey Gardens by following our Easter Trail. Discover some of our best kept secrets and collect your Easter Biscuit reward!
£1.50 plus normal garden entrance. No booking required.
Bug Barn Bunnies Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April 11am-4pm
Easter fun in the Bug Barn for our younger visitors so we’re here rain or shine! Paint your own Easter Bunny or Chick. (Supervision by Parent or Guardian required)
£3.50 includes an Easter Biscuit. No booking needed.
Normal garden entrance applies.
For more information, call 02380 812464. Furzey Gardens, Minstead, SO43 7GL
WOW (Women on Wednesday at Minstead)
Wednesday 13th April at 8 pm, Green Room, Minstead Village Hall
“TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BODY” with Guest Speaker Penny Lilley
Lady visitors welcome. New visitors may attend 2 meetings before committing to joining.
Please ring Sylvia on 07831 142 245 if a lift to your 1st meeting would help!
QUEENS BIRTHDAY BEACON THURSDAY 21ST APRIL
It is planned to light a beacon at the top of Hilly Field to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21st April. It is hoped as many Minsteadeans as possible will attend or at least be able to see it from a suitable vantage point!
Please help by providing suitable dry material that will burn brightly (please no garden rubbish!) and by building the beacon on 20th and 21st April.
Material should be taken to Hilly Field just past the top of the road to Furzey on the left and placed within the fenced off area. (The gate is easily opened by lifting the chain!).
For further information please contact Wilmur Biddlecombe on 07899 264263.
There will be an opportunity to continue celebrations at the Social Club afterwards.
EU REFERENDUM – MINSTEAD’S “QUESTION TIME” FRI 22ND APRIL
IN? or OUT?
Sir Vince Cable and Daniel Hannan MEP
Your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
COME ALONG – your chance to participate!
Friday April 22nd at Minstead Hall 6.30 for 7 pm
Secure £5 tickets beforehand – available on Village Green
Saturday mornings 2nd, 9th and 16th April 10am to 12 noon.
See EU Poster for Minstead Question Time for further information.
FLOWER SHOW – CHILDRENS’ POTATOES AND ONION SETS
A further reminder that Potatoes and Onion sets for children under 15 years to grow for this year’s Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show are now ready for collection.
The show will be on Saturday 3rd September and prizes will go to the heaviest potato crop grown in a bucket (max size 14ltrs/3 gallons) and the largest onions!
Please contact Steve Cattell on 023 8081 3574 or 07732 306406 to arrange collection.
PLEASE CARE FOR OUR VERGES!
Village verges are under attack from all sides, particularly when they are wet.
They are damaged by being driven on and over and further eroded by being parked on.
Recently some building work has resulted in this sort of damage, as has the work by two utilities through the village.
Your PC is seeking restitution work from these utilities for such damage that we can identify is theirs. This task is made more difficult if we do damage to them ourselves.
Please could we ask all local road users to care for our verges as if they were your own grass areas or lawns – do you drive on those, especially when they are wet or soft?
NEWS FROM THE NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK
The latest edition of Park Life can be read on the NPA website by clicking here.
Click here to read about the latest news and events taking place in Hampshire.
The following planning applications for Minstead are out for consultation:
Location: Perry Dees, London Minstead, Hampshire, SO43 7FT
Proposal: Addition of front dormer window; alterations to fenestration; new
Period ends: Thurs 14th April 2016
Location: Fishpond Piece, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GA
Proposal: Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing
use of dwelling in breach of Condition 1 (Agricultural Occupancy) of
planning permission NFDC/91/48438
Period ends: Thurs 21st April 2016
Further information can be obtained by visiting http://publicaccess.newforestnpa.gov.uk/online-applications/ or directly from NPA Offices at Lymington Town Hall.
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