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A Right Royal Send off for Dennis & Gwen

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Following their recent move to Frome, on Sunday 20 May, over 120 people of all ages gathered on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon on the Memorial Field at Chapmanslade Village Hall to thank Gwen and Dennis Barnard for the tremendous contribution they have given over many years to ‘God’s Own’ - the village of Chapmanslade.

Read all about the event and some history of Chapmanslade


Chapmanslade Parish Council Official Notices

Vacancy for Councillor


The Parish Council is now in a position to co-opt a new member of the council following the resignation of a councillor and following the advertisement of the vacancy and the electorate not calling for an election. At present Chapmanslade Parish Council has six councillors and 1 vacancy.  Please click here to see the full details of the vacancy and how to apply 

Accounts Documents 

Each financial year, all Councils must publish their accounts statements. Find below the official documents submitted by Chapmanslade Parish Council for 2017/18.  Accounts Documentation 2017/18

Extraordinary Meeting - Wed 30 May in the Church at 7.00pm

This meeting has been called to discuss a Planning Application for a temporary dwelling at Sienna Valley Farm. See the meeting Agenda.


 Proposed Barters Farm Development for 39 New Housesbarters housing dev

Date for responses to Wiltshire Council has closed. Target date for a decision is 30 May.

Following open-session meetings, the Parish Council decided to oppose the application as currently submitted. Click here for the PC's response. 

Details of the application and submitted responses can be found on the Wiltshire Council Planning Application website: CLICK HERE and insert Application No. 18/00311/FUL. 

The PC are now looking at items which should be included in the Section 106 submission (a planning agreement attached to a planning permission made between the local authority and the developer) should the development go ahead.


village voice 7Fantastic Footpaths 

See a Chapmanslade Footpaths Map here

Great progress continues to be made to make our footpaths and bridleways more accessible with clearance of foliage and new kissing gates. Over 80% of our Fantastic Footpaths have now been adopted and surveyed by villagers.

Chicken Chasers Walk No. 3, May 20 2018

chicken chasers walk no. 3Jaimie Shore reports on the latest Chicken Chasers walk. Photo by Adele Stanton-Drake.

Another glorious day greeted the Chicken Chasers on their 3rd walk around the footpaths and lanes of Chapmanslade on Sunday morning, May 20th.

A re-planned route to avoid fields of cows and their young calves took the fifteen strong group through the last of the bluebells in Black Dog Woods and the buttercups and wild flowers in the fields near Corsley Mill.

The walk finished in the glorious sunshine of the garden at The Three Horseshoes with a well earned lemonade for the young ones and a cider for a few of the adults. 
The next walk is planned for a summers evening stroll on Wednesday 20th June at 19.30 meeting at The Three Horseshoes. As usual the walk will be around three miles and dogs, and any children that are allowed to stay up that late are welcome.
For more information contact Jaimie on 07740 473725.     Find out more at: Fantastic Footpaths


John Foster tells us his story


john foster brighton marathonFirstly, thank you to all who have sponsored me. My two chosen charities are hugely grateful and do an amazing job for everyone.

Having just turned 50 I decided to attempt something I have never done before - to run a marathon. So after months of training with a 10K and a half marathon along the way, the day of the Brighton Marathon finally arrived on the 15th Apr.

On a somewhat cold and raining morning around 19,000 runners left from a park in the middle of Brighton for the 26.2 miles course that took us along the seafront, through the town and back to the pier and the Sea-Life Center for the finish.

The first half went well and I managed to run 13 miles in 2hrs 2 mins. The second half was much harder - especially the last 6 miles - but the crowd were loud and uplifting! I entered the final straight after 4hrs 20mins, crossing the line in 4hrs 23mins just ahead of my 4hrs 30mins target time. Despite the pain I'm keen to run another, hopefully London in 2019.


Most importantly, I raised over £3,000 for 2 charities – the British Heart Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy. A big thank you to everyone who provided moral and financial support.


Well done John. It's still not too late to help John raise even more money from his endeavours. Click on the links below:

British Heart Foundation - http://www.justgiving.com/John-Foster33?utm_id=121


Muscular Dystrophy - http://www.justgiving.com/John-Foster32?utm_id=121 



LUXURY travel and leisure company Natural Retreats have held several drop-in sessions to discuss their plans for the former Thoulstone Park Golf Course.

thoulstonepark dropin chapmansladeAdam Gough, who ran the sessions, said "All feedback received so far will be collated and reviewed. We have also been looking at the results of the Village Questionnaire to understand the outcomes and whether some of these may be incorporated in the proposals."

The company are hopeful for a complex including accommodation, dining, and business space to be built on the site and are welcoming the public to share their views and ideas.

Although plans are in the early stages, discussions have already taken place with both Chapmanslade and Upton Scudamore Parish councils and Wiltshire Council.




ACTIVE 10 - Walk your way to health

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an Active 10

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.  Read about ACTIVE 10 here


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Affordable Housing to Rent for the over 50's at Corsley Heath


Available Summer 2018 at Baytree Close, Corsley Heath, Five x Two bed bungalows for the over 50s. Wiltshire Council will offer them on an affordable rented housing tenure. 

Read more here           Read the brochure here


Latest Community Policing Newsletter

Read the latest Community Policing Newsletter, issued by our local PCSO, Debbie Robbins.

Join the Village Facebook Group

Community Facebook Group
This is a 'closed' group which only villagers and honoured guests can join. The aim is to improve communication between as many villagers as possible.

Charlene Ridler who started the Facebook group for the Village Plan Steering Group says:

"The Facebook community page is now well established with over 200 members which means that probably well over half the village see the posts. It's a great way to 'chat' with other villagers about all sorts of things and find out about what's going on in the village. Many of our older villagers who may not be able to get out and about as much as they would like are finding it particularly helpful"

Because it's a closed community group only people accepted by the group administrators can use our Facebook page. Also, if there were to be any inappropriate posts, they would immediately be removed.

Charlene says, "We're encouraging as many villagers as possible, of all age groups, to join the group. The more the better"

Some of the things the Facebook group for is being used for is to,
  • get as many ideas as possible for making Chapmanslade an even better place to live
  • advertise local events and activities
  • report over weight lorries (having 3 or more axles) driving through our village
  • post local news stories
  • advertise items for sale or re-use
  • keep a check on our older folks to make sure they're safe

Charlene also says, "We've had feedback that some people may be a concerned about security when using Facebook. So if you'd like some help or reassurance contact us here CONTACT.

Join NOW. Just sign-in to your own Facebook page (or start a Facebook page if you don't already have one), search for 'Chapmanslade Community Group' and apply.

Latest update May 2018

How Many Fire Alarms Do You Need?

This is a Community Message from Rachel Clements, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, Administrator.

Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best

chance of escaping a fire in the home ...


reposted 5 Oct 2017

ACTION FRAUD - Improve your Internet Security in 2 minutes

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posted 16 January 2018

Events & Activities

Thoulstone Park Development Drop-in - Tues & Wed 8/9 May

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 Thoulstone Park Development Drop-in Sessions
At the Three Horseshoes
by Natural Retreats

Ascension Day Service in the Church - Thurs 10 May, 2pm

ascension day service

Chicken Chasers Walk - Sun 20 May, 10.30am

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Sunday 20th May, 10.30AM

The walk will start and finish at the Three Horseshoes for a well deserved pint or cup of Ben's finest coffee

It'll be about 3 miles with a circular route around lots of our lovely countryside. Please wear suitable walking boots or wellies as there may still be some muddy sections.

Well behaved dogs most welcome and we'd like to see a lot more kids of all ages.
For more details contact Jaimie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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A Right Royal Send-off Party - 20 May, 2 - 5 PM

Do come along to the Village Hall on
Sunday 20 May, 2pm to 5pm
for a Royal Party to say Farewell
to Dennis and Gwen who have just moved to Frome after over 80 years in Chapmanslade 
Love to see you all there
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Annual Bridge Cricket Match - Sun 27 May

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This year's Corsley v Chapmanslade annual cricket match for the Bridge Cup will be held on Sunday 27th May at Corsley Playing Field, 11.30 start with children's match.

The Chapmanslade team will again be captained by John Foster.
If you are interested in representing Chapmanslade either in the children's or adult's match, please contact:

Adam says no special skills necessary although the ability to hold a pint of beer (smoothie for the kids) is a definite advantage. No willing player refused!

Do come along and support Chapmanslade

Licensed Bar, match teas and copious beverages available

Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 30 May, 7.00PM

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the CHURCH on WEDNESDAY 30 May starting at 7.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an extraordinary meeting to discuss a Planning Application for a temporary dwelling at Sienna Valley Farm.

Please come along and participate, speak your mind or just listen.

See Parish Council Meetings Info for the agenda.

Explorer Trail - Sun 10th June, 11am - 4.00pm

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A Village Voice event

This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be involved in a village-wide event which will allow us all to work together to bring much needed funds for village groups and initiatives.

Make a themed exhibit and put it in your front garden or along one of the trails

(Contact Charlene at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

The Chapmanslade Loose Women group meet on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year.




1 February


Phils contacts with local TV & Radio

1 March



5 April

 Gay & Denise

Mere. Brush display. Lunch & Walk

3 May

Gill Macey

Born Free Talk

7 June

Jan Sargison


5 July


BoA guided walk?  TBC

2 August

Jenny?   +

Try to arrange Guide Dog or Hearing dogs talk

6 September

Sarah & Jackie

Modern birthing

4 October


OperationChristmas Shoebox appeal

1 November


Southampton trip

6 December

Sheila or Denise

Theatre trip?

10 January 2019


Pub Meal?

updated 1st Feb 2018

Future Dates for Village Hall Events

Chapmanslade Village Hall Events for 2018

Please put the following dates in your diary

Also, if you are planning an event in the village during 2018, please be aware that these dates have already been booked for the Village Hall.
Barbecue         24th June

Cream Teas    5th August

Quiz               17th November

Please contact Denise Page at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 832485 for further details

updated 11 Jan 2018

Monthly Coffee Mornings - Every 3rd Thursday, 10am, in the pub

Do come along to our monthly Church & Community Coffee Mornings 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.