eNewsletter 5th February 2017


Parish Council 7.30pm 6th February Danby Room

MINSTEAD OIL ORDERING by 0900 Wednesday 8th February

WOW 8.00pm 8th February -Annual Dinner, Tickets only

Trusty Servant Quiz Night 8pm 10th February

Rural Communities Matter conference with PCC Michael Lane 0930 11th February

Let’s Cook Vegan 5.30pm 11th February Study Centre

Minstead History Group 8.00pm 14th February

Minstead Players Play Reading 7.30pm 21st February

For further details of these events click on the links above.

For future events please visit the Village website.



Oil orders for February should be sent to minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am on Wednesday 8th February. Delivery is usually within 10 working days of the order being placed but I will advise you after placing the order of any more accurate information on this that I am able to obtain.

There has been some confusion about the filling of tanks by a particular company and I will be clarifying this with the company chosen each time. If you want your tank filled and the quantity is an estimate, please advise me at the time you place your order.

The next order date is March 15th and thereafter order dates will be every 2 months until September.


RURAL COMMUNITIES MATTER Conference – 0930 on 11th February 2017

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner will hold a rural communities matter conference at the New Forest Outdoor Centre, Minstead Manor Estate, Emery Down. The aim is to give those who live and work in rural communities the opportunity to give their views on rural crime – click here to find out how to book your place.



For services and events see the Notices here, here and the All Saints Calendar



The New Forest Pony – More Than Meets The Eye
A talk by Suzanne Kempe
Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 7.30pm
Venue: Emery Down and Bank Village Hall
Entrance: £3 at the door.  Refreshments available.


Minstead Players Play Reading
Tuesday 21st February 2017 at 7.30pm
In Ivy Cottage Farm sail loft by kind permission of George and Sylvia DIBBEN
Come and join the Minstead Players for drinks and nibbles to read some potential plays to be performed by Minstead Players in November. There are two scripts to read, both comedies, one of which is a Farndale mystery. Don’t worry if you have no experience of treading the boards, come and find out about what it is all about. You may surprise your self and become involved!




We have a quiz night running Friday 10th February – raising funds for a young local Minstead girl – Holly Wilde who is on a world challenge trip to Borneo where she will be taking part in a project, helping establish the less fortunate community.

Fabulous fun night – fantastic raffle prizes -raising money for a great cause.

Friday 10th February at 8pm @ The Trusty Servant


Minstead Village Shop


If you would like events or services promoted on the community noticeboard in the shop please do drop in. All notices are also posted on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/minsteadvillageshop


Reminder: Valentines Day – Tuesday 14 February, 7am-6pm 

Breakfast/Brunch served from 7am: Dishes to include New Forest Smoked Trout with Poached Eggs, French Pancakes, Scrambled Egg and Avocado Grilled Sourdough Toastie and a Full English.

Afternoon Tea 3pm-6pm: White clothed tables and beautiful crockery. Pauline’s Pantry Scones, Tutti Frutti Jam, dainty sandwiches and a wide range of Dorset teas to enjoy.

Gifts – Pre order your Cheese board and red wine for the evening. Gift hampers available for him, her, the children and your best friend 🙂 (gluten free available) – please pop in store to see samples.

For further details and to book, email Heidi@minsteadvillageshop.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/380645458977398/


Meet the Producers Launch Evening – Friday 3rd March, 6:30pm-9pm

Meet the faces behind the produce you love at the launch of your newly refurbished Minstead Village Shop & Cafe. From farmers and foragers to bakers and producers, this is a chance to meet those who do the real work and make our village shop the hub of local produce that it has become.
The evening is complimentary to attend. We welcome donations and will be holding a raffle on the evening for the St George Foundation – a small organisation, run by trustees based in Hampshire, that rescue street children in Sierra Leone, providing them with a home and long term education.

RSVP to Heidi@minsteadvillageshop.com or, on FB at www.facebook.com/events/1732853047044014/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1486133442945811


Mother’s Day Flower & Table Dressing Workshop & Afternoon Tea – Thursday 23rd March, 9:30-12:30

Florists, Pomp & Petals, and events organisers, Pear and Ginger, will be joining forces to run an extra special workshop. Don’t just give your mum flowers this Mother’s Day, make them with her!  You will create a beautiful floral creation and learn the art of table setting for a special Mother’s Day lunch.

Treat your Mum to the workshop or, come along and create your very own personalised Mother’s Day bouquet.

For further details and to book, email Heidi@minsteadvillageshop.com or, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/1327169890659439/



The following planning applications for Minstead are out for consultation this week:

No:                  16/01053

Address:         Thrifty Gate, The Grove, Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GP

Proposal:         Replacement outbuilding with room over

Consultation Ends Thu 26th Jan 2017 [now Extended to 7th Feb]


No:                  16/01052

Address:         Field 13 North of School Lane, Lyndhurst Road, Minstead

Proposal:         Agricultural barn

Consultation Ends Mon 23rd Jan 2017 [now Extended to 7th Feb]


No:                  16/01071&2


Proposal:         Addition of 3no dormer windows; internal alterations; and associated application for listed building consent

Consultation Ends Mon 6th Feb 2017 [now Extended to 7th Feb]


No:                  16/01068 & 9


Proposal:         Increase height of 2no existing chimneys; flue; and associated application for listed building consent

Consultation Ends Wed 8th Feb 2017


No                   16/01019

Address          MYRTLE COTTAGE, Peartree Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EA

Proposal          Two-storey extension; demolition of existing conservatory.

Consultation Ends Thur 16th February 2017


No:                  17/00023 (Multiple Parish – Information Only)

Address:         Holly Hatch, Emery down, LYNDHURST, SO43 7EA

Proposal:         Roof alterations to create additional first floor habitable accommodation; dormer with juliette balcony; 2no rear rooflights; demolition of existing conservatory.

Consultation Ends Tue 21st February 2017


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