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Look After Yourself this Winter

Minnie House, clerk of the Parish Council, wants us to look after ourselves this winter.

Minnie says that as the dark nights draw in across Wiltshire and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months.

The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – HELP US HELP YOU.

See more information HERE

Chapmanslade History Book Launch

On behalf of the History Group Joyce Jefferson says “A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Three Horseshoes over the weekend of 19/20 Oct and bought a copy (or more) of the History Book. We hope that you are finding it an interesting read. Also special thanks to Ben and crew for letting us use the pub and for being such wonderful hosts.” If you were unable to get to the pub, you can buy the book at The Three Horseshoes or direct from Joyce on 01373 832845 or at

Haunting Halloween

So many wonderful and scarry Trick and Treaters throughout the village on Halloween night this year.

And not just the kids. Parents and residents also put on a great show of community spirit.

One resident remarked “All the children were so polite and engaging – as well as scarry looking. They were a real pleasure to meet and a great credit to the village.”

Playing Field Improvements Survey- Just 3 minutes

Part of the Parish Plan involved lots of requests for improvements to Memorial Playing Field. We are gathering everyones ideas and preferences through the summer so that we can put together the right funding to deliver exactly what this village wants on the playing field.

Take this 3 minute survey to let us know what you would like to see

Click here for more

Request a Highways Improvement

Report local highways (roads, pavements and parking) issues/concerns using THIS FORM and email to the Parish Council clerk at: or hand the form to any Parish Councillor or bring along to a Parish Council Meeting.

Chapmanslade Chaps Inaugural Meeting

Nigel Brown reports (contact Nigel for details at

Thanks to all sixteen chaps who attended the lively inaugural meeting on 10 Sept. Some real progress was made in determining what sort of things the group would like to do – in particular an informal ‘go-to’ group for getting things done in and around the village facilitated by setting up a Chapmanslade Chaps WhatsApp group.

In addition it was agreed that the cost of bringing the cricket pavillion up to a suitable standard to act as a base and for use by the village would be investigated.


Cast List Announced

Lou Knight reports.

After a very successful audition, I’m thrilled to announce our fabulous cast for Aladdin!! We’re already well into our schedule of regular rehearsals.

Some time soon we will need some help from volunteers willing to give a little time with everything that goes into putting on a first class pantomime.

See the full Cast List HERE.

The panto will be held at the Village Hall on the 6 – 8th Feb 2020. Details to follow.

Read the latest Police Report
Sat 2 Nov, 10am-3pm, Christmas Makers Market, Village Hall
Sat 9 Nov, from 9PM, Cleyhill Stompers, Three Horseshoes

The Stompers playing at the Shoes in aid of Help for Heroes.

See details HERE

Thur 14 Nov, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting

Everyone welcome. Come along and have your say and find out what’s going on.


Adam Gough from Natural Land, re the Thoulstone Park development has confirmed that he will be attending the meeting.

See the Agenda HERE

Thur 21 Nov, 10am to 12 noon - Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes

A warm welcome to come along to our church and community coffee mornings which are held at The Three Horseshoes from 10 until noon on the third Thursday of each month.
Do come along if you have an hour or so to spare. 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.

Sat 23 Nov, 7pm for 7.30, Fun Quiz, Village Hall

Licensed Bar & Hot Supper.

Please purchase tickets in advance at £10 from Denise 01373 832485 email or Ken 01373 832034.

Proceeds to Chapmanslade Hall Improvement fund.

See the Poster HERE

Tue 26 Nov, Xmas Shopping Trip to Southampton

Non-profit making coach trip to Westquay Shopping Centre, Southhampton. Cost £13 (including driver’s tip)

Pick-up: 09.15 at the Three Horseshoes.

Return: Pick-up at 3pm from outside the Shopping Centre.

Please contact Renee on 01373 839008 for information and to book your place.

Sun 8 Dec, 11am - Chicken Chasers Walk, meet at The Three Horseshoes

Join the village Chicken Chasers for an informal stroll through the countryside on the footpaths and bridleways around the village. 

It’ll be around 3 miles with a circular route starting and finishing at The Three Horseshoes, so you’ll need walking boots or wellies depending on the weather.

Everyone is welcome including well behaved dogs, kids and youngsters, and visitors to the village. The route may be a bit hilly so there may be a little effort involved.

Contact Jaimie at or call on 07740 473725

Thur 12 Dec, General Election Notice

Chapmanslade Chicken Chaser Walks

Once a month, Jaimie Shore leads villagers and visitors of all ages on an enjoyable and convivial walk in around Chapmanslade along some of our many footpaths. Times change but all walks are about 3 miles long, starting and finishing at the Three Horseshoes car park. There’s no need to book and no charge. Dogs are very welcome.

 Contact Jaimie on 07740 473725 if you’d like to know more or have suggestions for a walk. 

NEXT WALK Sun 8th December, at 11am 

Chapmanslade Parish Plan Adopted

Following community consultation meetings the Parish Plan has formally been adopted by the Parish Council.

Nigel Brown, Steering Group chair,  says “The Parish Council and the community are determined not to let the Parish Plan sit on a shelf somewhere. It is a living document which has already resulted in many initiatives. Now we need more folks to get involved.”

Read more about the Parish Plan HERE

Bee Friendly Chapmanslade NEWS

Melanie reports that the Bee Friendly Group (BFG) met on Friday 18 Oct in the ‘Shoes. Discussion focussed on which of our ‘Top Ten’, Wiltshire-Council-approved roadside verges to tackle first in our autumn wildflower-seeding initiative, and how & when we’ll start. Further meetings will be posted on Facebook.

Neighbourhood Watch

Councillor Phil Holihead is raising awareness about how useful the Wiltshire Messaging scheme can be in helping us to keep safe. Quite a few villagers have already signed-up, but the more we have the merrier as it means our community is even more crime aware. Phil posts relevant messages on our Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group page but if you sign-up, you’ll receive messages directly to your email. So please do join the scheme now through