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BEAT REPORT AND SURGERY
See Beat report Apr14 for our area.
Our local police officers will be at the Village Shop between 9.30-10.30 am this Wednesday 7th May if you wish to meet them and discuss any issues of concern informally.
CALLING ALL YOUNG POTATO GROWERS!
Don’t forget to collect your seed potato from Steve Cattell (023 8081 3574) NOW in order to compete in the potato-in-a bucket growing competition in the Village Flower Show on 6th September. They are chitting really well!
Open to local young people under 15 years old. Compete to grow the heaviest potato crop grown in a bucket (max size 14ltrs/3 gallons) from tubers provided by the Minstead Flower Show Society.
Please bring the growing potato in the bucket to the Show for judging
before 10.30a.m. Saturday 6th September 2014!
Requests for oil through Minstead Oil should be sent to Minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am Wednesday 14th May with the number of litres wanted, any special requirements and a statement that you will accept the best price Mike Hutton can get if that is the case. Oil orders will be placed on that Wednesday with expected delivery within 7 working days.
Future requests should be made by 9am on Wednesday 16th July and 17th September 2014 and monthly thereafter through the winter.
NEW FLOGAS OFFER
See LPG BUYING SCHEME OFFER MAY 14- Minstead Buying group for LPG for Minstead residents. It’s still the same good offer as last September but with different contact details.
A MUSICAL EVENING AT THE SOCIAL CLUB 10th MAY
With Legend and refreshments including a Hog Roast
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Sunday 11th May 10.30am All Age Worship themed on Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd led by the Thursday Study Group. We’re all trying something new and want a flock to try it with us! Everyone is invited and we promise not to pull the wool over your eyes!
Shared picnic afterwards so bring your own and be prepared to share. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring your own garden chairs as we’ll be outside if possible.
JUNIOR MINSTEAD SPRING CLEANING!
If you had a child in the panto, then come along to the hall on Tuesday May 13th from 6pm onwards, or we’ll send the posse out for you!
There is the scenery to wash down, the costume cupboard to clear out and the loft to tidy. Please come armed with rubber gloves. We’ll provide the bowls, buckets and cleaning materials!
MINSTEAD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Next meeting 8pm Tues 13th May in the Social Club
“Minstead Village Shop 1768-2014”. Slides, history and some recollections
MINSTEAD STUDY CENTRE FAMILY DAY
10am to 3pm Sat 17th May
Visit the Study Centre website for further information.
PARISH COUNCIL AGM
7.30pm Monday 19th May
TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER
See Facebook to keep up to date with events and forthcoming attractions.
Friday 30th May Nick Hayward Young is playing from 8.30pm
Please note that the Trusty Locals Award Night will now take place on Friday 18th July and NOT on Friday 9th May! Stand by for more information!
There will be a play reading on Friday 30th May at 7.30pm (drinks and nibbles included) in All Saints for anyone who would like to join us.
To find out more please contact the Chair on 023 8081 3180.
DRAFT CYCLE EVENTS CHARTER FOR THE NEW FOREST PUBLISHED
A New Forest charter for cycle event organisers has been compiled by a group of over 20 organisations. The charter has been posted in draft form on the New Forest National Park Authority’s website, and the Authority will wait for feedback from Parish Councils, Authority members and New Forest District Council before the final version is published.
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
It is not too late to make sure you have registered to vote in the European Parliamentary elections on Thursday 22 May. Residents who have already registered should by now have received their poll card. Anyone who has not received a poll card can contact the council on 023 8028 5133 or e-mail email@example.com to check. Residents who find they are not registered have until Tuesday 6 May to register to enable them to vote on 22 May.
ALABAMA ROT – AN UNEXPLAINED DOG ILLNESS
Alabama rot is a disease that has been known about since the late 1980s in the USA. Since December 2012 a number of suspected and confirmed cases have been seen in counties throughout the UK. Dogs reported with the disease can suffer kidney failure and/or skin lesions. The cause of the disease remains unknown. The disease does not appear to pass from dog to dog. Although the problem is being treated very seriously, many thousands of dogs are walked in the countryside every day and it is important to remember that only a very small number of dogs have been affected.
What should you look out for in your dog?
If you notice a wound, lesion or blister on your dog’s leg or face anywhere from 0 to 7 days after walking in the New Forest area or elsewhere, then you should seek veterinary attention. This may be hard to spot but you may notice your dog licking itself more than usual. Most lesions will not be caused by this condition. Additionally, if your dog becomes quiet, starts vomiting or stops eating then please seek advice from your local vet.
For further information and advice visit the NFDC website or ring
023 8028 5000
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