eNewsletter 5th May 2019


Pop Up Shop Today Sunday from 10.30am on the Green!

(in support of the Community Shop)

Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Furzey Free Guided Walk 11am-1pm Tuesday 7th May

Parish Council Meeting Annual Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May Danby Room

Rhododendron Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 9th May

Minstead History Group 8pm Tues 14th May Social Club

Beat Surgery 4pm Saturday 18th May Trusty Servant

Choir from Scratch 6pm Sunday 19th May Christ Church Emery Down

Litterpick 10am Wednesday 22nd May Andrews Mare Car Park

Primula Walk at Furzey 1pm Thurs 23rd May

Much Ado about Nothing 6.30pm Sat 25th May Furzey Gardens

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

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The following were elected to Minstead Parish Council on 2nd May:

Cllr Bill Andrews

Cllr Helen Bennett

Cllr Steve Cattell

Cllr Alan Ferguson

Cllr Georgina Hough

Cllr Graham Saunders (Nibby)

Cllr Richard Taylor

We say goodbye to Cllr Dawne Wakelin and thank her for all the invaluable work she has done over the last four years.  She will be missed.

We welcome Cllr Graham Saunders (Nibby) on to the Council.

The first meeting of the new Parish Council will be held in the Danby Room at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th May when the Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected.

Click HERE to read the Agenda.


Please support today’s (Sunday 5th) Pop Up shop on the Green from 10.30am today!

Coffee, cakes and chat all available!

Community Fibre Broadband Scheme

We are still short of the total that needs to be paid by the end of this week and really do need those of you who have already pledged to pay, to do so now.

Everybody needs to consider that the scheme will fail and the properties on the CFBS list will not have FTTP available unless we can all raise the required total.

Please contact the Chairman of the Parish Council on 07751064493 or email minsteadchairman@gmail.com for details of how to contribute your share, or to make a goodwill donation.

The current situation may be seen here.


Click HERE to read the latest Beat Report from our neighbourhood Policing Team.

In particular please note that the next monthly Beat Surgery will be held in the Trusty Servant at 4pm on Saturday 18th May if there is anything you wish to discuss with the team.

In addition you can see that PCSO Richard Williams is keen to visit as many of the more vulnerable people in our community in May and June to talk to them about being scammed and about how best to stop it. So if you know someone who might benefit from a visit and a chat then please email him at richard.williams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


Further to the above, the latest Neighbourhood Watch Network e-newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from its website via: 

This issue describes the three new online toolkits the Network has produced for members and coordinators covering social media, burglary prevention and managing a scheme. It also included some interesting daily themes for the forthcoming Neighbourhood Watch Week.


The Happy Fryer and will be supplying Freshly cooked Fish and Chips at Minstead Club every Thursday Evening from 6pm..


The next litterpick is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 meeting in Andrew’s Mare car park at 10am. As usual, we will cover both sides of the road from the A31 cattlegrid to the Newtown/Acres Down Crossroads and it will take approx one and a half hours.

McDonalds will provide the bags and litterpicking sticks. Everyone is welcome.

Any questions please email tessakeeley1@gmail.com


…for an event in Christ Church, Emery Down at 6 pm on Sunday 19 May2019.

We are hoping that singers will volunteer to be part of a scratch choir; any age, any ability, any parish.

If you wish to sing and help to fill the church with wonderful music, please contact Robert Osborne – 02380 812375.


Selected stallions will be turned out on the New Forest on Monday 13th May until Monday 24th June. Please keep your distance from the stallions and their herds. They are only out for a few weeks and in very limited numbers.


Click HERE to see the latest notices for All Saints Church and the Benefice.


There are no Planning Applications for Minstead out for consultation this week.

Visit the NPA website for further planning information.
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