eNewsletter 9th February 2015

The PDF version of this newsletter can be downloaded here.

The Minstead Social Club Valentines poster can be downloaded here.


Local History Group – 10th February 2000hrs the Social Club
WOW (Women on Wednesday) – 11th February Green Room 2000hrs Valentine’s Evening in the Social Club – 14th February 1900hrs (see attached) Valentine’s Evening at the Trusty – 14th February
Charity Quiz Night at the Trusty – 18th February

Tuesday 10th February, 2000hrs, Peter Roberts – 17th Century Minstead



8 PM in the Green Room, Minstead Village Hall
“The Workhouse: A Misunderstood Institution” – Speaker: Stephen Ings Lady guests welcome – 2 free sessions before deciding on Membership.


14th February – Valentine’s Evening (See attached Poster)


14th February Valentines at the Trusty Servant (Book Now)
18th February Charity Quiz night with all proceeds to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Curry night every Thursday nights
Fish and chips every Friday nights
Follow all the action at the Trusty on Facebook.


Sunday February 15th at 1030 Holy Communion
Wednesday 18th February – Ash Wednesday – 1030 at the Nondescripts’ Club, Lyndhurst – Holy Communion and Coffee
For the week’s Notices, details of Services and other events see the Benefice website, and follow All Saints’ activities on Facebook.


Several relevant Alerts have been promulgated recently – including advice regarding hedgecutting and nesting birds; A scam involving a Postcard stating “We are holding a parcel for you”; Fraudulent Investment advice; and Vishing (Voice Phishing) calls resulting in transfer of large amounts of money from your Bank to another account.

You may register to receive Alerts, as many or few as you are interested in, at



As mentioned before, oil orders should be sent to Minsteadoil@gmail.com by 9am on Wednesday 18th February 2015. All requests for oil made to Minstead Oil will be accepted as firm orders UNLESS you specify AT THE TIME OF ordering that you wish to be advised of price, delivery or company (or any combination) before confirming your order.
Future dates are 18th March then May, July and September.

Local POLICE ALERT Message from PC Rob MORANT

I have been informed of a People’s Post Code Lottery scam that has been sent to a resident in Copythorne letting them know they had won £825,000; fortunately they did not call the company or pay the release fee. Please be aware of this scam and if you receive a letter that appears to be too good to be true please report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 as they collate the information on these letters for investigation.

Further details can be found by searching ‘peoples postcode lottery scam’ on the internet and there are sample images of the letters being sent. Please

contact me if you would like further details

robert.morant@hampshire.pnn.police.uk Blackberry 07554 775473 HAMPSHIRE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING

You may be interested to join Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes in a discussion on maintaining neighbourhood policing in times of austerity on Thursday 12th February 2015, 14:30- 16:30 at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke when he will be asking the Chief Constable, Andy Marsh how the police are addressing the challenges of resourcing local policing with ever tightening budgets. There will be a Q&A session for members of the public to ask Simon and Andy their questions on this topic.

To register your interest in attending and submit your questions (which must relate to Maintaining Neighbourhood Policing in Times of Austerity), please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by midday on Friday 6th February: Tel 01962 871595 or Email opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

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