• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade

WELCOME to our village website. Created by voluntary help, this site aims to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening. Please look around the website and contribute where you can. There are more things going on than you may realise.

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ABOUT OUR VILLAGE.  Chapmanslade is a vibrant and friendly Wiltshire village populated with some 675 happy souls. Situated in wonderful countryside on the border with Somerset, the Village stretches both sides along the road between Westbury and Frome, some 3 miles from Warminster. Chapmanslade enjoys it's own Pub, Church, School, Pre-schools, Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Children’s Playground, together with many local clubs, societies, activites and small businesses. There are numerous footpaths with walks through the countryside to our sister village Corsley, to the imposing Cley Hill and to the Longleat estate, not forgetting walks through our very own Black Dog Wood.

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Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE

Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting have been issued - see here.

Just Issued - Phil Jeffereson's report on the Parish Council's activites during Septermber 2016 (as published in the October issue of the Bridge magazine).


Latest Local Policing Report published

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Debbie Robbins, our local PCSO has published the September 2016 Community Policing Report for our area.

In the report Debbie talks about Community Messaging and Policing Strategy, reviews Local Crimes and tells us how best to conrtact the police.

A New Plan for Chapmanslade?


The last major plan for Chapmanslade was set out more than 12 years ago and given the title CHAPCAP (Chapmanslade Community Action Plan). It resulted in many positive initiatives, improvements and activities happening around the village. (for example; the childrens playground, a youth club, Speed Watch group, Tree and hedge planting, Neighbourhood watch, Recycling and more) One of the reasons CHAPCAP was so successful was because many volunteers helped in the process and everyone in the village could be involved.

We're doing it again!

ChapCAP 12 years ago worked because a wide cross section of the village was involved generating ideas and discussion. The Parish council has decided to repeat the process but the intention this time around is to create a 'rolling plan' where the achievements and results are reported back to residents and the plan is revisited and revised every 3 or 4 years.

The key to success is getting as many people as possible involved.

During September a meeting at the village hall will be held where village residents can find out more about the process. We hope to decide then what sort of plan we will embark on. We will explain the task ahead and the work involved. If you think you might like to help, get involved or just learn more please come along and support the future of your village.

If you would like to be involved please call Adam 832437 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website seeks reporters

Are you a budding reporter / journalist?

Chapmanslade Village Website is seeking volunteer reporters who from time to time can feed us news stories that will keep us all informed and perhaps amused.

We're looking for folks, young and a little older, who are regularly around the village and happy ask a few questions and take a few snaps on a camera phone. The stories may very well not be earth shattering but they are about where we live and what's happening now. Perhaps you have a special interest, or are willing to find out what's going on at the School, the Church, the Village Hall or the Pub?

If you would like to help or you have a story or pictures that we could use, now's the time to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heard about Community Messaging?

What is it?
Community Messaging is a key component of how Wiltshire Police are looking to improve the flow of information between communities and the police.

When you sign-up you get:
  • FREE messages from your local police officers about policing and crime matters in your area
  • You receive the messages by email, text or voicemail
  • You can choose which organisations to receive messages from and the type of information you receive
  • Currently messages are being sent by Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire and Swindon Neighbourhood Watch and Action Fraud. This will soon be extending to include other watch schemes, including Horse and Farm Watch, and potentially partner agencies in the future
  • You can reply to messages from your local officers to help them better police your area, such as by responding to police appeals for information
  • You can also join a neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area or request to start a new one
Sign-up to the Community Messaging forum at https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk

Posted by Terry Rose, 12 June 2016. Re-posted 16 Sept 2016

Temporary Closure of B3099 - from 24 Oct

Wiltshire Council have announced the partial closure the B3099, Clivey (part), Dilton March from 24 October 2016 until 18 November.

Posted 16 Sept 2016

Wilshire Council issue Public Health Briefing

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Emily Kavanagh, Business Lead, Public Health for Wiltshire Council, has released the latest (August/September) Public Health Briefing Note covering a number of issues including; Tackling Obesity, Keeping Safe and Warm and Healthy Me. Read it here.
Posted by Terry Rose, 16 Sept 2016

Police give advice on use of Pokemon Go

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Wiltshire Police and the NSPCC have issued useful advice to parents about how to keep children safe while using the popular new app 'Pokomon Go'.

It explains in simple terms what Pokomon Go is, what all the terms mean, highlights the risks and outlines tips for staying safe.

Police ALERT- Home Security

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It may be September but the warmer temperatures are set to continue into the weekend.
With this in mind, we’d like to remind you all to be mindful of your home security.

An open window is an invite to burglars. Don’t give them an easy way in to your home – please ensure windows and doors are locked when you are not home and do not leave accessible windows open in unoccupied rooms, no matter what the temperature.

Please also take keys out of locks and ensure valuables are left out of sight – it has been known for burglars to use hooks to pick up items through letterboxes, windows and cat flaps. 

To report a burglary call 101 - if a burglary is in action, call 999.

Events & Activities

ChapCAP II Meeting - Thursday 29 Sept

Residents with a relatively long memory will recall the hugely successful ChapCAP (Chapmanslade Community Action Plan) initiative of 12 years ago.

Adam Oakley says, "The Parish Council feel it is the right time to do it again. ChapCAP fostered a strong community spirit and brought a number of long-term benefits to the village, including the children’s play park, a youth club, litter collection, community speedwatch, kerbside recycling and hedge planting."

Support the Future of your Village!
Adam wants to get as many residents as possible involved in ChapCAP II. So, if you think you might like to help or just want to learn more, do come along to the village hall at 7.30PM on Thursday 29 September.

Macmillan's Coffee Day - Fri 30 Sept

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Day

Support Macmillan and collect your own
Gold Medal

Come along and help Corsley and Chapmanslade Macmillan supporters GO for Gold on Friday 30 September at Barters Plant Centre when coffee and tea will be served all day (10am - 4pm).

For more information phone Judith Helliar on 01373 832803

Harvest at Frome Market - Thursday 6 Oct

On Thursday 6th October at 7 pm, Frome Market will be holding its 24th Annual Harvest celebration.
This will include a short harvest service, followed by an optional ploughman's supper and an auction of  garden produce, wines, cakes, Christmas gifts, preserves, etc.
There will be a retiring collection and all proceeds will go to The Royal Marines Charitable Trust.
Everyone welcome.

Contact Dennis Barnard on 832262 for further details.

Chapmanslade Parish Council Meeting - 13 Oct

The next parish council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 13 October at 7.30PM.

See the Agenda here - when published.

Contact Phil on 832845 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Coffee Morning - Thursday 20 Oct

Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade, from 10.00 - noon.

Meet lots of friends, old and new, for a chat over a cup of Ben's freshly brewed coffee. And if you're new to the village, this is the place to come to be warmly welcomed and to say hello.

Community Coffee Mornings are held the third Thursday of every month in the pub.

Rotary Club Fun Quiz - Saturday 22 Oct

The Rotary Club of Frome will be holding their annual Fun Quiz at the Chapmanslade Village Hall on Saturday 22 October. Arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Teams of four, Bar, Raffle. Tickets £10 including delicious hot supper.

Get your tickets from Ernie 01373 832763.

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Net proceeds to the Rotary Club.

Harvest Suppers - 15 & 29 October

Harvest Suppers
Come and celebrate harvest in the traditional way with good food and good company
£7 for adults and £3 for children
Saturday 15th October, 7 for 7.30
Corsley Reading Rooms
tickets and details from Claire da Costa 832113


Saturday 29th October, 7 for 7.30
Chapmanslade Village Hall
tickets and details from Anne Good 832505

Bring your own drinks (glasses provided)