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Bee Friendly Chapmanslade is Buzzzzing

Chapmanslade has always been a friendly open village. But now a group of villagers want it to be especially friendly to the bee population, which according to the Soil Association is in danger due to falling bee numbers across the world. So the good folks of Chapmanslade are doing their bit to create a more bee-friendly environment.
During April, villagers got together to form the ‘Bee Friendly Chapmanslade’ group.

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. We are fortunate to live in a low-crime area, but there are occasions when crimes have been committed in our vicinity and we have been made aware within 24 hours by means of the messaging system. 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

Damage to Thoulstone Farm

PARISH councillors have asked Wiltshire Council to investigate the damage being done to Grade 2 listed Thoulstone Farm.

Parish Councillor Phil Jefferson has expressed the concerns of villagers that important parts of Thoulstone Farm have been damaged in advance of planning permission being granted, particularly by demolishing part of an original brick wall around the walled garden to make an entrance. Thoulstone Barn, which stands on staddle stones, is also now in a sorry state.

Read more HERE.

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.

Thanks for your support

Following a successful Tanzanian Food Night at the Three Horseshoes on 20th July to raise funds for her gap year project supporting Tanzanian communities, Gemma Humphreys says “Thank you so much to everyone who came along to my food night. It was a great success and has gotten me a significant way towards my target of raising £1500. In September I will be doing a prize draw with details to be confirmed closer to the time.”

Read more about Gemma’s project

See the presentation Gemma gave to the Parish Council on 4th July

Wiltshire Police: Play the Game of Homes

To help keep safe in the Summer Wiltshire Police are waging war on opportunist burglars and asking members of the public to play the

Game of Homes.

Find out more HERE

Chapmanslade Parish Plan Adopted

Following community consultation meetings the Parish Council formally adopted the Parish Plan at a Council meeting on 11th April.

The Chapmanslade Plan Steering Group held “Let’s get going” meetings and have issued a list of Actions.

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

Read the latest Police Report



Check for EVENTS on the Village Facebook page

Chapmanslade Village Facebook (closed) group.

Sat 3 Aug, 3 to 5 pm - Chapmanslade Zero Waste at the Village Hall
Sun 4 Aug, from 2.00pm, Chapmanslade Cream Teas at the Village Hall
Thur 15 Aug, 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.

Tue Aug 20 - Village Rounders - 7 pm, at the Memorial Playing Field

Need some exercise or just fancy a laugh. Come and join in a game of Village Rounders. Playing to “Chapmanslade rules” no one is quite sure who is winning but everyoine has a good time.

Everyone is welcome including well behaved kids and youngsters, and visitors to the village. Please turn up on time to be part of a team

Contact Jaimie at or call on 07740 473725

Sunday, 25 Aug, Make a Bat Box, 11am - 3pm, Warminster

Come along and learn about bats and put together your own free box to take home so as to encourage bat roosts in our parish. At least 12 of the 18 UK species of bat live locally.

See the event poster HERE.


Bank Holiday Monday, 26 Aug, Corsley Show

For details go to

Thur 29 Aug, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting, Chapmanslade Village Hall

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

See the Agenda HERE when available.

Sat 7 Sept - Chicken Chasers Walk - 10 am, 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. It is a bit hilly in these parts so there may be a bit of effort involved.

Contact Jaimie at or call on 07740 473725

SID Arrives in the Village

Since mid-January a solar powered Speed Indicator Device, SID for short, has appeared in the village. According to residents, the SID has already made a very welcome noticeable reduction in the speed of vehicles entering the village from the Frome direction.

Read SIDs story HERE

Can you help us pull?? Website needs your help...

This is the new Chapmanslade website but it is still under construction. We are all volunteers and have limited time to get it all together. If you have experience building websites and would like to help or have some suggestions please contact us.


Chapmanslade Chicken Chaser Walks

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

 Contact Jaimie on 07740 473725 

NEXT WALK Sat 7 September, at 10am 

Village Spring Clean

On Saturday 23 March, over 20 villagers joined forces to clear some of the litter that had accumulated over the winter months.

Read Phil Jefferson’s report here.