eNewsletter 27th October 2019


Build a bird feeder 10am-3.30pm Monday 28th October Furzey Gardens

Tales in the twilight garden 4pm Tuesday 29th October Furzey Gardens

Shadowlands 7.45pm Thurs 31st Oct, Fri 1st, Sat 2nd Nov Vernon Theatre

Junior Minstead Halloween Party 6.30pm Saturday 2nd November Village Hall

Parish Council meeting 7.30pm Monday 4th November Danby Room

A History of Furzey 1pm Friday 8th November Furzey Gardens

Remembrance Sunday 10th November

Armistice Day Monday 11th November

Minstead History Group 8pm Tuesday 12th November Social Club

WOW (Women on Wednesdays) 8pm Wednesday 13th November Village Hall

Mystery Dinner at Minstead Lodge 7pm Friday 15th November

Open Door Cafe 2-4pm Thursday 21st November All Saints Church

Willow Robin & Rush Reindeers 10am Saturday 23rd November Study Centre

Christmas Decoration Workshop 10am Fri 29th & Sat 30th Nov Furzey Gardens

Community Shop Shareholders’ Meeting 2pm Sat 30th Nov in the Village Hall

Click on the links above to find out more!

Information about events in December and early next year can be seen by visiting https://minstead.org.uk/news/events/
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Everyone who has purchased shares is a member of the Minstead Community Shop Community Benefit Society and is invited to the inaugural meeting of Minstead Community Shop Ltd at 2pm on Saturday 30th November in the Village Hall to discuss the way forward and elect the officers and committee.

Look out for more details in the Parish eNewsletter.

Please note this is a SHAREHOLDERS ONLY meeting

but if you are not yet a shareholder and would like to be one it’s dead easy! 

Click HERE to see the Share Offer and download an Application Form.  The minimum investment is only £25 and this will entitle you to attend Shareholders’ meetings and have a say in how the Shop is run.

To find out more please visit the Community Shop webpage on the Minstead website (www:/minstead.org.uk/village-community-shop-project/)

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


Openreach has been in contact with the Parish Council to let us know that they have now commissioned 24 out of the 28 connection points for Wave 2 (the first phase, free scheme). This means that some 91 addresses should be able to get FTTP now (Fibre to the Premises/Ultrafast fibre). The remainder of Wave 2 will be completed by the end of the year and, once this infrastructure is built, the Community Fibre Scheme will be able to be constructed from it. We will update you on this as soon as we have news and, please be assured, we are asking continuously for dates for this.

Click HERE for a complete list of those properties in Wave 2 and the Community Fibre Scheme. To check if you have been connected have a look at the Openreach fibre checker https://www.openreach.com/ or the BT broadband availability link https://www.bt.com/broadband/availability/.  If these show download speeds available of 100 Mbps plus then you are in business! If they show speeds around the 0-12 Mbps mark, then you’ll need to wait a little longer to be connected. 

If you’ve been upgraded to FTTP please see chart below to follow what to do next. You will not be automatically upgraded. You are instead at the ‘stage 6’ and need to order a fibre/speed upgrade either from the company who provides you with broadband or another of your choice. Speeds now available to Wave 2 households seem to be in the region of 100-300 Mbps depending on the package you choose.


Click HERE to read the latest Parish and Benefice Notices for 27th October.

Please note that there will be a Remembrance Sunday Service starting at 10.50am on 10th November followed by a wreath laying at the war memorial.


The following Planning Application for Minstead is out for consultation:

No:              19/00777

Address:      Perrys Farm, London Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FT

Proposal:      Partial re-roofing of outbuilding


Ends:           Thursday 21st November

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.