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VILLAGE FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW SAT 6TH SEPTEMBER
This year’s Show was another outstanding success thanks to all those who contributed exhibits and to all the hard work by the Committee and other helpers.
After a welcome by Chairman Mr Colin Payne, President Mr Peter Danby introduced Dr Julian Lewis MP who formally opened the Show and presented the Cups and Special Awards. There were 553 entries with 145 of those in Div 4 (Young People) with 43 different children producing those 145 entries, amazing! The Judges always rate the quality of the exhibits and are always surprised that a small village like Minstead can put on such a fabulous display. The colours especially were spectacular from the moment you walked in the door. In addition a great many teas were served and greatly enjoyed.
A special note of thanks goes to Mrs Janet Mitchell, Hon Secretary whose tireless efforts, knowledge and experience made the Show such a wonderful and memorable occasion.
Well done everyone!
MINSTEAD HISTORY GROUP TUES 9TH SEPT
In the Social Club from 8-10pm.
Nick Mellersh will talk about the history of the Mummers.
WOW, WEDNESDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2014
8 pm Green Room, Village Hall
“WRITERS IN THE NEW FOREST”- Speaker: Georgina Babey
Talk, slides and readings featuring Captain Marryat’s “Children of the New Forest”, Charles Kingsley, Mary Braddon, Lewis Carroll’s
“Alice in Wonderland”, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf and Vera Brittain
Lady visitors welcome – £3 to include refreshments.
See Beat report Aug14 for our area
HEDGES AND DITCHES REMINDER
This is a further reminder to all who own hedges and ditches along our roads that they are responsible for cutting them back and keeping them clear.
If hedges or ditches are badly neglected then the matter will be referred to Hampshire County Council who may ultimately carry out the necessary work and will pass the bill to the landowner. Even if ditches are outside the hedge their clearance is still the responsibility of the owner of the boundary.
CLERANCE OF SCRUB AND SMALL TREES TO RESTORE THE LAWN ON OUR 3 GREENS
Over the next few weeks the Forestry Commission will be cutting back scrub and small tress on our Upper Green, Football Green and Shave Green to restore the lawn out to its proper boundary.
A RECORD OF WEDDINGS PAST
Michele Arkle is coordinating a photo album of weddings that have been performed at All Saints over the years and needs any contact details of couples who would be happy to contribute.
Anyone who wishes to contribute should contact Michele at Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07779 962963 or 023 8081 1231.
MINSTEAD STUDY CENTRE – LEARN TO SEW
13th September 2014 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
See the Study Centre website for further details
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
TRUSTY SERVANT CORNER
*THE GREAT MINSTEAD BAKE OFF*
We still have a lot of plates, trays, tins etc left over from the bake off, if they are not picked up in the next week they will be disposed of. Also Tricia Olerenshaw and Michelle Arkle still need to pop into The Trusty and pick up their prizes!!
*THE TRUSTY SERVANT QUIZ NIGHT IS BACK FOR THE AUTUMN!*
The first quiz will take place at 8.30pm on Wednesday the 15th October with Quizmaster Duane Lewis taking the reins. All proceeds raised will be donated to Charlotte’s I Believe I Can Fund of Hope. After this the quiz will take place on the third Wednesday of every month and we will be offering people the chance to take on and host the quiz themselves with all monies made on the evening being donated directly to their chosen charity. Anybody who is interested in hosting a quiz please call The Trusty on 02380812137, pop in, or email email@example.com.
*THE TRUSTY SERVANT PRESENTS OKTOBERFEST!!!*
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th October
A fantastic weekend of live music, traditional German fare and of course plenty of beer with over 15 different lagers from around the world to try!!
*HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER*
The Trusty Servant and Junior Minstead will again be hosting their famous Halloween Spooktacular this year, with fancy dress and pumpkin carving competitions for both young and old, the super spooky disco and the monster BBQ, more details to come soon.
See Facebook to keep up to date with all events and other forthcoming attractions.
VILLAGE LUNCHES TO START AGAIN THIS AUTUMN
The monthly Village Lunches are back starting on Tuesday the 21st October at 12.30pm in the Trusty.
A small menu of dishes priced at £6.50 will be available for Minstead villagers.
Subsequent lunches will be on the third Tuesday of the month until April:
NEW FOREST WALKING FESTIVAL 18 OCTOBER TO 2ND NOVEMBER
Most of the guided walks are accessible by public transport, and all walks are free or discounted if you arrive by bus, train, bike or on foot. Free minibuses will be provided for some walks which have no public transport links.
Walks are FREE or discounted if you arrive by bus, train, bike or on foot.
Limited spaces. Booking required.
Click here for further details or email walking:newforestnpa.gov.uk
See also the notice outside the Shop.
CAR PARK CLOSURES
The Forestry Commission has given notice of Forest Car parks that will be closing for the winter from the 3rd November 2014 to 3rd April 2015 This will include Hazel Hill, Minstead Road and Ocknell Pond.
See map below for the locations of other Car Park Closures.
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