eNewsletter 2nd March 2015


Minstead PC Ordinary meeting 02 March at 1930

Mothering Sunday at All Saints Church 15th March at 0930

Charity Quiz Night at the Trusty Servant – 25th March


Curry night every Thursday night – choice of 3 at £9.95

Fish and chips every Friday night – 2 for £18.95

Chinese Week 9th – 15th March

Follow all the action at the Trusty on Facebook.


Sunday March 7th at 1030 All Age Worship & 1800 Evensong at All Saints

Womens’ World day of Prayer – Friday March 6th  at Lyndhurst Baptist Church

For the week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website, and follow All Saints’ activities on Facebook &/or

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Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at 1930hrs

300 Years of Village Shops—Buying your Gallon of Bread

An illustrated talk by Jill Holt

From examination of the archives and contemporary publications to identification and description of our local village shops, including those in Emery Down and Minstead.

Venue: Bank and Emery Down Village Hall.  Entrance: £3 (at the door).


Spring has well and truly sprung and to prove it we have just taken delivery of a whole new range of jewellery, inexpensive gifts and bags and of course new scarves all in a range of fresh spring-like colours.

Pop in and have a look and see what you think.  There’s no obligation to buy but we are very pleased with them and it’s nice to hear your views.


***Please note that as from Monday 9th March the shop will open at 8.30am every day weekdays and weekends.***

This is only a small change and we hope it won’t inconvenience anyone in any way.

Jan and the Shop Team.


Several relevant Alerts have been promulgated recently – including a Shed Burglary in Totton; Fly-Tipping in New Forest car parks; beware Bogus tickets for the Rugby World cup 2015; Older Driver Safety Awareness course; Keeping your Bank Account details secure; and How to Report a Road Traffic Collision involving Animals.

You may register to receive Alerts, as many or few as you are interested in, at https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/pages/2688/1/Register.html


Protect your firearm, protect your sport

According to the police, on average 475 firearms are stolen each year in England and Wales. Although the level of theft is very low compared with the 1,800,000-plus legally held firearms and shotguns, one firearm in the wrong hands is one too many. Recently BASC has been working with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the police to draw up new advice on protecting firearms from theft. This advice is now published on the BASC website.

The advice, “Protect Your Firearm, Protect Your Sport”, covers storage and transportation of shotguns and firearms and how to keep vigilant when out and about. It also shows the steps that can be taken to avoid being targeted via social media.

The advice has been produced as part of a national initiative to reduce the chances of theft of firearms. It is available to download here: http://bit.ly/1KBfz8s


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