• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade


Have your say on how the village develops over the next few years and how Chapmanslade can be an even better place to Live.

Volunteers will be delivering Questionnaires to all households in our community.

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The Questionnaire is the next step in the production of a Parish Plan and will be used to guide future decisions made by the Parish Council. By completing the questionnaire you can play your part in influencing the future of our village - so please DO IT FOR THE VILLAGE.


You may find this information useful when completing the Questionnaire

Should you need a digital copy of the questionnaire you can find it here

Many thanks to our generous SPONSORS and volunteers. 


WELCOME to our village website. Created by voluntary help, this site aims to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening. Please look around the website and contribute where you can. There are more things going on than you may realise.

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ABOUT OUR VILLAGE.  Chapmanslade is a vibrant and friendly Wiltshire village populated with some 675 happy souls. Situated in wonderful countryside on the border with Somerset, the Village stretches both sides along the road between Westbury and Frome, some 3 miles from Warminster. Chapmanslade enjoys it's own Pub, Church, School, Pre-schools, Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Children’s Playground, together with many local clubs, societies, activites and small businesses. There are numerous footpaths with walks through the countryside to our sister village Corsley, to the imposing Cley Hill and to the Longleat estate, not forgetting walks through our very own Black Dog Wood.

Contact us now to showcase your village NEWS or EVENT.

facebook-icon-preview-1The Chapmanslade Village Facebook Community Group now has 124 members (as of 5/06/17) but we want as many villagers as possible to join. Go on - do it NOW. It's a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in the village.


Pipe Up for GAS - getting gas in the village

Pipe Up for GAS - A Village Voice Initiative
Following on from the recent meeting with Wales & West in the village hall, the team working on the initiative to get a mains gas supply installed in the village, have issued an update outlining the current situation and options.

Posted 11 Apr 2017 with thanks to David Aurthur for the copy.

Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE

Parish Council elections due to take place on Thursday 4th May 2017 along side town council elections, will no longer take place as only six people put themselves forward to serve for the next four years. All six will therefore elected unopposed. See Phil Jefferson's report below for more details.
Phil and Dennis stand down from the Parish Council

phil jefferson
Phil has served as Chair of the Parish Council for the last 4 years. 

dennis barnard

Dennis has served on the PC for 43 out of the last 49 years. A wonderful contribution. 
Last update, 24 Apr 2017

Purple4Polio School campaign

As part of the Rotary Club 'Purple4Polio' campaign, pupils from the Gardening Club of Chapmanslade Primary School recently planted a large number of purple crocus bulbs, reports Ian Buick, one of our local Rotarians. Ian had earlier made a presentation about Purple4Polio to the whole School at one of their assemblies.

Ian says "The bulbs have been potted up and after spending the next few months in a cold frame, will be planted out in the 'Dredge Planter' situated between the school and the church, adding a lovely splash of colour to our street scene."

Rotary Clubs across the UK are planting six million purple crocuses in order to raise awareness of their campaign to finally rid the world of polio.

Frome Rotary president, Gerry Atkinson said, "It's wonderful that Chapmanslade Village School and the community took part in this wonderful event. It is hoped in the spring that along with Chapmanslade village, these lovely purple flowers will bloom across the country to remind us all how important it is to rid the world of this crippling disease."

Ian says there will be another photo opportunity and story when the bulbs get planted out.

Posted 8 Jan 2017 with thanks to Ian Buick for the report and the photos.

Join the Village Facebook Group

Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group

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.

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

Charlene Ridler, who is a member of the Chapmanslade Community Plan Steering Group, started the Facebook group in October 2016 and now we have well over 120 members. Charlene says, "it's a great way to 'chat' with group members and find out about what's going on in the village."

It's a closed community group, which means that only people accepted by the group administrator can see message posts and it's becoming a very active group with lots of posts.

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 just send me an email at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

First posted by Terry Rose, 7 Nov 2016. Latest update 5 June 2017

Annual Cricket Match - REPORT

Against all odds, Courageous Chapmanslade Players very nearly achieved a long awaited victory against Corsley
Well perhaps it wasn't as close as ther headline suggests, but nevertheless, Chapmanslade's players did put up a brave fight against what must be said to be the better team. But Chapmanslade did pick up the prize for the best (or most spectacular) injury, with one player having to be carried off the field after tripping himself up at the wicket, only to be revivied at the bar.

Adam Oakley, who organised the match, commented, "I had high hopes for a spectacular victory this year, but perhaps a lack of practice with the ball, let alone a bat, didn't help despite plenty of vocal encouragement  from the bar" 

Events & Activities

Community Coffee Morning - Thur 15 June

Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning 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.

Community Coffee Mornings are held on the third Thursday of every month in the pub.

Loose Women - 2017 Programme

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

Contact Denise Page at dandcpage74@gmail if you would like more information.

History Group meetings - Tuesdays, 10.30am


The Chapmanslade History Group meet every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Three Horseshoes.

The History Group, lead by our very own local Historian, Joyce Jefferson, research the history of the village with the aim of producing a book in the not too distant future.

Joyce says "We're a very friendly and informal group, so if you are interested in village history, why not come along and join us when you can make it. Just turn-up at 10.30am and enjoy a warm welcome and a cup of Ben's coffee."

Future Dates for Village Hall Events

Future dates for village events in the hall are:- 
                   Quiz                 29th April
                   Fete                 2nd July
                  Cream Teas      6th August

updated 14 Apr 2017