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Ageing village cyclists attempt near impossibility

Two interpid older village cyclists have somehow come up with the idea to cycle all of the way to the Isle of Wight and back in just 2 days to raise funds for Chapmanslade Village Hall and Dorothy House.

Budgie Brewer (who has cycled as far a Warminster when he was younger) and Adam Oakley (who has been seen disappearing down the hill towards Frome) have started the grueling training schedule at the Three Horseshoe training venue.

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Charlene's Charity Sahara Trek

Our very own Charlene Ridler trekked for 4 days through the Sahara Dessert at the end of March 2019 for the ‘We Hear You’ charity supporting people affected by cancer.

Read all about it HERE.

Latest Police Report

Parish Plan Adopted. Consultation meetings held

Following the adoption by the Parish Council of a Draft Parish Plan, public consultation meetings were held in the Village Hall on Saturday 16 and Thursday 21 March. The Plan has been updated with comments received at the consultation meetings and will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 11th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. 



Tues 9th Apr Mar at 8.00pm - Village Hall AGM Everyone Welcome

Come along to the Village Hall to find out what we get up to throughout the year and what we have planned for the future of the hall.

Everyone is welcome and thismight be your chance to get a bit more involved in one of the main assets of Chapmanslade

Weds 10th April between 6pm and 8pm on the Village Hall Playing Field for a Bee Friendly pot planting session

Want to grow bee-friendly plants AND support the Venture Trail? Then come along to the village hall next week, Wednesday 10 April, 6.00-8.00pm, when the Bee Friendly Chapmanslade group will be on hand to help prepare hundreds of seed pots – some for your garden, some for later sale on Venture Trail day. We’ll supply bee-friendly flower seeds and potting compost; you bring plastic pots or seedling trays (the kind your garden centre plants came in), peat-pots, and loo roll/kitchen roll tubes which make excellent compostable mini-pots. No charge for compost or seeds, but any small cash donations in aid of the Venture Trail will be gratefully accepted. Children especially welcome – every child gets a free seedling pot to take home.

Let’s ‘bee creative’, and together we’ll start Chapmanslade’s bee-friendly movement in earnest.

Thur 11th April pm in the Village Hall - Annual Parish Meeting and Parish Council Meeting

This is Chapmanslade Parish Annual Meeting following by a normal Prish Council Meeting

See the Agenda here

Saturday 13th April - Chicken Chasers Walk 3pm at The Three Horseshoes

Join the village group for an informal stroll through the spring countryside on the footpaths and bridleways around the village 

It’ll be around 3 miles with a circular route around lots of our lovely countryside.
You’ll need good walking boots or wellies as there are muddy sections.
Well behaved dogs (and children) welcome.
It is a bit hilly where we live so there may be a bit of effort involved.

Contact Jaimie at or call on 07740 473725

Thurs 18th April at 10am - Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes

A warm welcome to come along to our church and community coffee morning on Thursday (18th). We meet at The Three Horseshoes from 10 until noon.
So do come along if you have an hour 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 27th April at 7 pm - Fun Quiz in the Village Hall

Come and have an really enjoyable evening in the Village Hall.

Fun Quiz, Hot Supper, Licensed Bar

7 for 7.30 start

Tickets £10 purchased in advance please

Proceeds to the Village Hall improvement fund

Contact Denise on 01373 832485 or OR

Ken on 01373 832034

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.

Neighbourhood Watch

Councillor Phil Holihead reports. As we race into Spring I’d like to raise awareness of the Wiltshire Messaging scheme and just how useful it 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. I post relevant messages on our Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group page but if you sign-up, you will receive messages directly to your email. So please do join the scheme now through

Thoulstone Park Planning Approved

The Thoulstone Park planning application has been approved and involves demolition of former golf club and driving range buildings at Thoulstone Park. Construction of 20 self-catering holiday unitsas well as  restaurant, farm shop, conference space, spa treatment rooms, leisure pool and community hall. With staff accommodation, car parking and associated landscaping works.

Wiltshire Bobby Van Comes to Chapmanslade

Sarah and Simon from the Bobby Van Trust gave a very informative ‘Stay Safe Online’ talk to the twenty plus folks who came along to the Community Coffee Morning on Thursday 20 December at the Three Horseshoes. PCSO Candida Jackson was there to give her support

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.


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.

Chicken Chaser Walk Report

The Chicken Chasers enjoyed a late December walk to break up the days between Christmas and New Year.

You can join in too.

The next walk will be on: 

Saturday 13th April at 3pm