eNewsletter 2nd September 2018

At a glance – Whats on!

Saturday 1st September – The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show, Village Hall.
Sunday 2nd September – 0930 Holy Communion service at All Saints’ Minstead – Reverend David Potterton’s inaugural service inMinstead.
Monday 3rd September – Minstead Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm, Danby Room
Thursday 6th September 4pm – How We Used to Live – WALK Old Lyndhurst
Friday 14th September – Starting your own school veg garden course, Minstead Study Centre
Saturday 22nd September – Beat Surgery is moving to the Trusty Servant pub at 11am. 

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.


Thank you to everyone who responded to our Community Shop questionnaire. The deadline is now closed and we are in the process of assimilating the data collected from them. Once this is done, we will share the results and work to find a unanimously agreed route forward. We do appreciate the very many thoughts and offers of help we have received.

The 67th Annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show


TODAY, Saturday 1st September Minstead Village Hall will be host to the most amazing display of flowers, fruit and vegetables. If you haven’t visited our annual show then we can thoroughly recommend you do. The public are invited to view from 2pm with teas being served from 3pm. The full schedule can be found by clicking here and the range of categories is quite incredible; there are 99 classes to enter. These range from garden flowers and salad vegetables to the best newly laid eggs and a handwriting poetry competition. 
8.15 am        Hall Open for staging exhibits

10.30am      Judging commences

2.00pm         Show Open to the Public

2.45pm         Opening Ceremony

3.00pm          Teas available

4.15pm          Presentation of Cups and Special Awards

4.45pm          Draws for cake etc followed by payment of prize money


All Saints’ Church, Minstead

Please click here to the dates and times of all the church service times for August. 
Week commencing August 2nd 2018

Sunday 2 September 2018 – 09.30 am Holy Communion All Saints’ Church, Minstead

Please click here for the PCC weekly news


How We Used To Live – Walk!
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018.  Time: 4 pm.
To start this season’s How We Used To Live events Angela Trend has offered to be our guide on a walk exploring Old Lyndhurst and how we used to live.  See below for a description of the walk and alternative arrangements if it is raining.
Meet at the main door of St. Michael and All Angels’ church in Lyndhurst.  The walk begins outside the church looking at how the area has changed over the years.  Then there will be a short stroll down the High Street to The Bench, past the cemetery and crossing the road by the old Police station to discover the first and only attempt to build a Lyndhurst by pass.  On the way we will hear stories of racing and golf.  At the Romsey Road Angela will talk about tolls, turnpikes and the strenuous attempts villagers made to avoid them.  We shall return to the High Street and the Fox and Hounds.
If it is raining: Angela will give a tour of St. Michael and All Angels Church.  The involvement of the Pre-Raphaelites in the decoration of the church, particularly, the stained glass windows, the Frescoes, the Baptistry as well as well as stories of local personalities and their memorials.
Cost: £3 per person (payable on arrival).
Booking required by email (sasa.hall@btinternet.com) or 02380 284558, spaces will be limited.



Week 4 of our Minstead Parish Council ‘Community Resilience Initiative’

This is the fourth week of our ‘call for support’ for our PC initiative to plan for and generate a good community response in the event of a local emergency. Please do let Councillor Helen Bennett know as soon as possible (helenbennettpc@yahoo.com) if you are willing to join the response team. Please include your name, contact number and what you are willing to do or what equipment you can provide. For details of these please see below – Thank you.

The Parish council is being actively encouraged to develop a plan to enable those who live in the village to support the emergency services in the event of a major incident or critical emergency in, or close to, our village.
Action required from parishioners
We are asking residents if they are willing to assist in the event of an emergency in the following ways:
1. Assist with teas and coffees  and food in any rest centre
2. Collect items required in the rest centre for example food drink
3. Willing to drive their 4x 4 to move vulnerable people, obtain medication provide food to vulnerable people collect equipment and any other car related activities as required
4. Willing to lend generators
5. Willing to lend Walkie talkies or other communication devices
6. Those who have first aid qualifications, medical or nursing experience,who could support the emergency services or provide first aid in the rest centre
7. Have chain saws and the qualifications to operate them
8. Willing to assist the emergency co ordinator to contact all of the above as directed
9. Be willing to support vulnerable people either in their homes or in the rest centre as required
10. Have access and ability to drive tractors and trailers to move large pieces of equipment.
Register your interest
The only commitment the Parish Council requires at this stage, is an expression of willingness to help in a particular area and permission to hold a contact number to be used if a significant emergency arises. Details at the top of this article.


Parish of Minstead Planning Applications
App No: 18/00566 Date Registered: 26/07/2018
Observation Date: 30/08/2018
Proposal: Attached 2 bay carport to existing garage
Site: Upcerne, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FP
Case Officer: Katie McIntyre Tel: 01590 646619
Applications Entered Between Dates 1.8.2018 and 8.8.2018 (Tree Works) public
Application No: CONS/18/0719
Date Registered: 08/08/2018
Tree Ref: Proposed Works: Reason for Work:
Prune 1 x Willow tree
SCDL – Safety concerns due to defect and location CHPD – Clearing highways/paths/driveways/cables
Decision Target Date: 17/09/2018
Application No: CONS/18/0721
Date Registered: 08/08/2018
Tree Ref: Proposed Works: Reason for Work:
Fell 1 x Willow tree Arboricultural maintenance Fell 1 x Sycamore tree Fell 1 x Leylandii tree Prune 1 x Oak tree Prune 1 x Holly tree
Decision Target Date: 17/09/2018