A New Forest village is sporting a magnificent Christmas tree - thanks to a charity that supports people with learning disabilities.

A group from the Minstead Trust collected and decorated the 10ft blue spruce, which adorns the village green opposite the Trusty Servant pub.

They did so with the help of Jack Smith, a member of Minstead Parish Council.

Connor Brown, senior day opportunities instructor at the Trust, said: "I feel truly humbled to be part of such a fun event and festive event.

"It brings me such joy to see the collaboration between our assembled teams of people and the parish council members - working together to select, erect, and decorate the tree."

The Trust supports around 300 people along the south coast, from Poole to Portsmouth, by helping them to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Minstead is one of the most picturesque villages in the Forest. It is also the last resting place of legendary author Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

He and his second wife Jean are buried at All Saints Church, which is next to the green.