eNewsletter 29th July 2018

29th July eNewsletter

The Parish Council would like to wish Councillor Alan Ferguson, the usual author of our weekly e-newsletter, a very speedy recovery after his rather impromptu visit to the cardiac unit in Southampton. He is very keenly missed.

At a glance – What’s on in August 2018

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Monday 6th August in the Danby Room.
Village Fete Saturday 11th August on the Village Green
The Trusty Servant’s Beer and Cider Festival 10th -12th August.
History Group 8pm Tuesday 14th August Social Club
The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show 1st September Village Hall

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you would like us to notify the village of any event you are hosting or of any incident that would be of local interest. We are able to do this via our website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.

Minstead Village Fete Saturday 11th August

Please can you donate a prize for the Village Fete’s (Sat 11th August) raffle draw? We would be so grateful if you could and to drop these off to Councillor Steve Cattell at 2, Congleton Close, Minstead. Proceeds will be in support of the Church Tower Fund and SSAFA.

We also need your books. If you have any unwanted books the Fete’s book stall could sell, please drop these to Parish Clerk, Polly Osborne at Curtle Cottage, Lyndhurst Road, SO43 7HA. She can also arrange collection by phoning 02380 812375.

Timings – This year’s Fete will be on the Green starting at approximately midday and finishing around 4.30pm.  Proceeds will go to the Church and the Tower Fund appeal and SSAFA. If you are free to help set up that would be a great.

Please let us know at minsteadpc@gmail.com if you can lend a hand or just turn up on the day at about 9am– the more the merrier!

The Tea area will be co-ordinated by the Church and we would welcome any support you can give by way of donations of Savoury or Cake produce.

In addition we would be very pleased to hear from you if you are able to give a little time to the running of the Tea Tent between the hours of 11.30am and 4.30pm

Could you please let us know if you are able to provide food and/or your preferred times to assist on the day.

Sylvia Dibben 812967                Helen Bennett 80812358

Sylvia@dibben.net                          Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com.

The Trusty Servant Wine and Beer Festival 11th August
The annual Beer and Cider Festival is also on the weekend of the fete and has a line up of live music. Acts such as the Junco Shakers, Shuffle Alley, Nick Haywood Young, Charley Macauley, Nigel Reville and Ria Osbourne.
There will also be a grand selection of beers and ciders, children’s entertainment, a hog roast and BBQ.
Not only music …on the Saturday (11th) at 11am, bring your culinary creations to the pub for ‘The Great Minstead Bake Off.’ A great opportunity for all the budding bakers in Minstead to show off their skills. Open to everyone with categories for all. Pop in and grab an entry form from the pub and get baking.

and finally on the Sunday……

A call for more responses! Many thanks to everyone who has completed the survey, either on line or on paper but we really do need more than the hundred or so to securely gauge what you, the parishioners, would like. So, positive or negative, please let us know. Click here for the link to the questionnaire. It takes barely 5 minutes to complete and anyone can take part.  The survey is not limited to one per household, just one per person!

Hard copies have been delivered which can be taken to the Trusty Servant where there is a special box for completed surveys.  If you are unable to do this please contact our Clerk, Polly Osborne, on 023 8081 2375 and we will arrange for it to be collected.  We can also try and get another form to you if you have mislaid yours.


All Saints Church, Minstead. Benefice Website – for information of services and events please click here.
Tuesday August 21st – The Licensing Service for Rev. David Potterton will be in St Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst. To begin the celebrations there will be a short service at All Saints,’ probably at 5pm, followed by one at Christ Church. You are warmly invited to attend and more details will follow shortly.

The Rural Bulletin
This Rural Bulletin is published by the Rural Services Network and brings you a round up of our existing publications in one place! Get the latest rural news, read our current rural commentary in the Hinterland, focus in on our weekly Spotlight special feature and check out what we’ve been up to this week at RSN HQ! Click here for the link to the document.


The Verderers’ Court has issued a notice urging people NOT to put out water in buckets or other receptacles for the animals.  Despite the best of intentions this is counter-productive.  There are plenty of places in the Forest where animals can get water including large water troughs which are mains fed and the animals know where they are.

Click here for the full notice.


Saturday 1st September Village Hall

It’s probably a good time to start thinking about your entries this year.

Click here to see details about the Classes, Trophies and Rules.


No new listings this week
One decision – Application No 18/00354/FULL Decision Date: 17/07/2018
Decision: Grant Subject to Conditions Case Officer: Ann Braid Location:
Proposal: Single storey rear extension; raised terrace; demolition of existing conservatory

Information about planning can be found by visiting the NPA website.


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