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panto 2018 poster 2Chapmanslade Players Present - The Chapmanslade Panto

At the Village Hall 9th & 10th February 2018

Get your tickets NOW

Tickets are going like hot cakes so make sure you get yours now from Barters Plant Centre or from Lou Knight. Tickets will also be available every Sunday at the Village Hall from 2-5PM during rehearsals.

Panto Director Lou Knight says "Rehearsals are going really well. We are having great fun and everyone has been working so hard. We’d love as many of you as possible to come along and cheer, boo and hiss through what’s set to be a fantastic show!"

HELP NEEDED. Janet Mallard, Production Manager, would welcome offers of help. Janet says "We still have painting/props to be done and we’ll need people front of house and in the kitchen for all the performances."

Contact Lou on 07806 486295 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Janet on 07714 485555 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read about the Panto and see some photos


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Two successful meetings held to discuss Results of the Village Questionnaire

Following the Questionnaire Results Engagement Meetings held on the 16th and 19th November, Adam Oakley, Chair of the Village Plan Steering Group, and Keith Muston, Chair of the Parish Council, both expressed their thanks to all those who came along to listen to a presentation and engage in group discussions exploring ways of moving forward.

Adam says "Some very informative and interesting discussions were had during the meetings with a number of people putting their names forward to be included on the list of volunteers. Within the next couple of weeks all households should receive a hard copy of the Questionnaire results in the form of an A5 sized booklet."

Keith is hoping that a number of groups will be established in the coming weeks and months.


Notes from the two engagement meetings can be viewed below:

Notes from 16 Nov Results Meeting                Notes from 19 Nov Results Meeting

Read about the VILLAGE PLAN here


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Daffodill and crocus bulbs have been planted around the village by volunteers to bring some wonderful colour to our street scene come springtime.

On Sunday 5 November, several hundred daffodill bulbs were planted around the perimeter of the Recreation ground by some 15 volunteers of all ages. Adam Oakley drilled the holes whilst the rest of the 'team' followed behind with the bulbs - many of which had been donated by local suppliers Barters Plant Centre and Acres Supply. Other bulbs were donated by the volunteers themselves. Thanks goes to Charlene and Andrew Ridler for organising the event and serving up teas, coffees and delicious bacon sandwiches.

On the following Tuesday, three of the Chapmanslade contingent of Frome Rotarians, Ian Buick, Chris Page and Ernie McKenna, planted 200 crocus bulbs at the phone box triangle. The bulbs were supplied by Frome Rotary as part of the Rotary International Purple4Polio worldwide polio eradication campaign. Ian and Chris can be seen in the photo taken by Ernie.



Thanks to the determined efforts of Phil Jefferson, former parish council chairman, we can celebrate the return of our village sign after an absence of over two years.

The sign, at the Frome end of the village, was knocked down in a road traffic accident in October 2015 and was subsequently removed by highways engineers. Although Chapmanslade is in Wiltshire, the speed limit signs on the Frome end of the village are in Somerset and this led to some confusion on the part of the local highways authorities about who should repair the damage.

As Phil explaines "It has been a two year battle of emails and unfulfilled promises to get the sign placed back in position. Somerset Highways took some persuading that it was their responsibility to restore the sign but they finally relented and the work has now been carried out. Strangely, a couple of months ago, the damaged sign was found in a corner of the Wiltshire Highways depot in Warminster and was then handed over to Somerset. I’m delighted that at last we’ve got our sign back, especially as it asks motorists to drive carefully through our village. Speeding is a real problem in Chapmanslade and we are ever hopeful that they will take due notice of the words on our sign.”


PCC Consultation - Are you willing to pay an extra £1 a month?

 Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson, asks


Would you be prepared to contribute an extra £1 a month to protect Wiltshire Police?


(The consultation runs from 2 January until midday on 31 January 2018)

Short Street Temporary Closure - 20 Feb 2018 (was 13 Feb)

Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily Short Street, Chapmanslade from its junction with the A3098 for a distance of approximately 700m in a northerly direction to enable Tarmac to carry out carriageway resurfacing and maintenance works. The closure will take place on 20 February 2018. See the Road Closure Notice and map below.


PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: The original date for this road closure was 13 FEBRUARY.


For further information please contact Kirsty Rose (Wiltshire Council) on 01225 756182.

Road Closure Notice

Road Closure Map

STAY SAFE - Join Community Messaging

phil holiheadParish Councillor Phil Holihead says


What is Community Messaging?
Community Messaging is a key component of how Wiltshire Police communicate with communities.

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, Action Fraud and Horse and Farm Watch. Potentially other partner agencies will be added 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

You can find Community Messaging at https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk

Phil Holihead is the Parish Council lead for Neighbourhood Watch

Post updated 25 Oct 2017

EMERGENCY CONTACTS added to website

Parish Councilor Phil Holihead has provided some EMERGENCY CONTACTS information which has been added to this website under the COMMUNITY LINKS menu.

Phil says "I thought it might be useful to publish a list of emergency numbers for our community.

I came across the information when talking with the Wilts and Swindon Local Resilience Forum team."

Phil has also posted the Contacts List on the Chapmanslade Community Facebook page and the information has since been republished in the Bridge Magazine.

updated 16 January 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

See What's Happening in Chapmanslade

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You can also see past issues and subscribe for your very own email copy
posted 5 Oct 2017

Rotary Fun Quiz - Sat 13 January

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Ceilidh at the Village Hall - Sat 20 Jan, 7.30PM

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Barn Dance, Saturday 24 Mar

Chapmanslade Village Hall


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Saturday, 24th March, 7.00 pm

Hot supper served at 7-30 pm 

Licensed Bar

  Adults  £12-50       Under 14  £6-50

 Tickets from
Denise 01373 832485  or Ken  01373832034 

Please purchase tickets in advance to reserve your supper 

Proceeds to Chapmanslade Village Hall Improvement Fund

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.

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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





1st February



Phil’s contacts with local TV & Radio

1st March




5th April





3rd May


Gill Macey?

Born Free Talk

7th June


Jan Sargison


5th July




BoA guided walk?


2nd August




Try to arrange Guide Dog or Hearing dogs talk

6th September


Sarah & Jackie

Modern birthing

4th October




Shoebox appeal

1st November



Southampton trip

6th December


Sheila or Denise

Theatre trip?

10th January 2019



Pub Meal?

posted 16 Jan 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.

Barn Dance       24th March

Quiz                  28th April
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

Major New Exhibition at Salisbury Museum - Opens 27 Jan

Minnie House, Clerk of the Parish Council, has shared this information from the Salisbury Museum.

Hello from the Salisbury Museum,

We have a major new exhibition 'Brian Graham: Towards Music' and I thought this may be of interest to your parishioners. The exhibition runs from 27 January until 12 May. There is also an Art Draw to win a set of four works by Brian. The draw will take place on 20 March.

A poster for the exhibition is attached, but if you would like a printed poster, please let me know and I can post this to you. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Louise Tunnard
Communications Officer
The Salisbury Museum

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