Minstead Village Shop on the Green closed on 12th July 2018
The Parish Council conducted a survey in August to find out how much support there is to establish a Community Shop in the Village.
178 people responded to the survey of whom 126 said they would use a Community Shop regularly, 47 occasionally and 5 not at all. There were lots of interesting suggestions and encouraging offers of help in various ways. The Parish Council believes this represents more than sufficient support for a community Steering Group to be set up to consider the various options and establish a way ahead and we are contacting all those who volunteered. It is hoped that such a Group will form up in the next few weeks and that once it is established there will be further consultation with the village Community.