• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade

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We aim to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening. ABOUT OUR VILLAGE

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Join he Chapmanslade Village Facebook Community Group. It's a great way to keep in touch with what's going on


Warminster Recycling Centre Closes for Refurbishment - 11 to 20 Oct

The nearest site that will be open is apparently Trowbridge. More information can be found at: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/household-recycling-centres-revamp and also at this wiltshire council webpage.


Chapmanslade Players Present

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Chapmanslade Panto

The auditions held on Sunday 8th October in the Church went so well that Lou Knight is hoping to publish a full cast list in the near future.

Lou can't wait to get started with rehearsals!

Contact Lou Knight on 07806 486295 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you'd like to get involved.

 Read all about it here




The Village Plan Steering Group will be presenting the results from over 350 Questionnaires at a meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 16th November starting at 6.30pm.

The PC aims to use the results to produce a Parish Plan that will guide decisions to make Chapmanslade an even better place to live.

Results will also be posted on the website. In the meantime, read all about the VILLAGE PLAN here. 


Halloween & Fireworks Night Advice

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Advice

The nights are drawing in and Halloween and Bonfire night will soon be upon us. With this in mind please bear in mind your neighbours and community.  It is great fun for children to get dressed up and go trick or treating, but please think about the residents in your area.  Are they happy for children to call at their houses? Some people may be worried if their door is knocked after dark and the less mobile may find it difficult getting up to answer the door.  I have attached a poster that you can print off asking trick or treaters not to not knock at your address.

Get your 'No Trick or Treat' poster here.

Halloween Code for Trick or Treaters:

  • Ensure children act sensibly - always trick and treat with an adult
  • Only visit a house where you are with know the resident
  • Stay in areas that are well lit with street lights - take a torch with you just in case
  • Stay with the people you are with - do not go off on your own
  • Do not talk to strangers on the street
  • Do not enter any house - stay on the door step
  • Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people
  • Don't throw things like eggs and flour
  • Repeatedly disturbing residents by door knocking could be seen as committing an offence


Fireworks can be distressing for animals. In our rural area there are many farm animals well as cats and dogs.  If you are planning on having your own fireworks please inform your neighbours or anyone close.   Alternatively there are many organised displays you can attend.

Fireworks Safety Advice:

  • Stand well back
  • Keep pets indoors
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box
  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
  • Light at arm's length, using a taper
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Never give sparklers to a child under five
  • Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit - even if it hasn't gone off it could still explode.


PCSO Debbie Robbins

Community Policing Team Warminster

Internal: 77436088 Mobile 07471029247

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Warminster Police Station, Station Road, Warminster, BA12 9BR.

Latest Local Policing Report published

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Debbie Robbins, our local PCSO, has published the Community Policing Report for October 2017 covering our area.

In this report Debbie talks about Antisocial Behaviour, Halloween, and Local Crimes.

Debbie also brings to our attention Community Messaging - sending out daily updates for crimes that matter in our area. See https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk/


Latest Police ALERT- Security Scheme Scam

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Once of our residents has received a telephone call from someone purporting to be from the police, stating they are launching a new security scheme. They are telephoning in advance to advise that they will be in the area knocking on doors to give advice on security and they will have a letter with them to show households that they are genuine. When the resident said she will check with the local police the caller hung up. We are not aware of any police initiatives in the Warminster area at the moment so please be vigilant if you receive and calls or knocks on the door.
Posted 20 Sept 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 "with autumn almost here and winter around the corner 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 last weekend."

Phil has also posted the Contacts List on the Chapmanslade Community Facebook page.

posted 6 Sept 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

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 Searle, who is a member of the Chapmanslade Community Plan Steering Group, started the Facebook group which now has over 130 members, says "it's a great way to 'chat' with group members about all sorts of things and find out about what's going on in the village."

Because it's a closed community group 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. ."

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 15 Aug 2017

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

Events & Activities

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Macmillan's Coffee Day - Fri 29 Sept

All Day Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 29th September 10am to 4pm

at Barters Plant Centre


Bring-and-buy cake, produce and small gifts stalls

Come along and help Corsley and Chapmanslade Macmillan supporters at Barters Plant Centre when coffee and tea will be served all day

For more information please contact Judith Helliar on 01373 832803

Harvest Supper - Sat 7 Oct, Village Hall

Harvest Supper

Celebrate Harvest in the traditional way on

Saturday 7 October, 7 for 7.30pm

Chapmanslade Village Hall

Bring your own drinks (glasses provided)

£7 for adults and £3 for children

For tickets and further details contact Anne Good (832505) or Phil Jefferson (832825)

Please come and join us as we celebrate harvest in the traditional way with good food and good company

Panto Auditions - 2pm Sun 8 Oct

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Roll-up, Roll-up.
Our very own Lou Knight would like to see 'loads of folk' turn-up to audtion for a part in the up-coming village pantomine.
 panto auditions poster

posted 30 Sept 2017

Next Parish Council Meeting - Thurs 12 Oct

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held at the village hall on Thursday 12th October, starting at 7.30 pm.

Please come along and support your Parish Council. Participate, speak your mind or just to listen.

See the AGENDA here.

Community Coffee Morning - Thur 19 Oct

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.

Fun Quiz - Sat 4 Nov



Saturday 4th November

7-00 for 7-30pm start 

Licensed Bar                Hot supper 

Tickets £10 

From Denise    01373 832485  or  Ken    01373 832034 

Please purchase tickets in advance to reserve your supper!

Proceeds to Chapmanslade Hall improvement fund

Please come along and have an enjoyable evening

adamwoodenspoonsAdam Oackley yet again picking-up the wooden spoons for his team - probably because he spent so much time in the bar!

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.

Terry Pratchett Exhibition - Salisbury Museum

Minnie House, Clerk of the Parish Council, was sent this information from Louise at the Salisbury Museum.
Hello from the Salisbury Museum,
We will shortly be opening our next major exhibition 'Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’' and I thought this may be of interest to your parishioners. The exhibition opens on 16 September and runs until 13 January 2018.
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If you would like a poster, please contact me and I can email or mail this to you. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards

Louise Tunnard
Marketing & Admin Officer
The Salisbury Museum
Tel: 01722 332151