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PC Meeting to discuss Barters Farm Housing Development

The Parish Council will be meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 22th March, starting at 7.30pm, when the planning application for new housing at Barters Farm will be discussed.

Before the meeting you may wish to review the inputs of over 350 fellow parishoners captured in the Results of the Village Questionnaire - particularly Section 5, Development of the Village.

PC Meeting Agenda

Find the Barters Planning Application here (Application number 18/00311/FUL)

All parishoners are encouraged to come along and share their point of view


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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


village voice 7 ‘Fantastic Footpaths’

On Thursday 15 February, 22 people packed into the upstairs of the Three Horseshoes for the first Chapmanslade Footpaths Group meeting chaired by John Foster, Parish Council lead for footpaths. John said “We had a great turnout with lots of ideas put forward. Two specific initiatives, Adopt a Footpath and Chicken Chaser Walks, were agreed – with others to follow at a later date.”

ADOPT A FOOTPATH: Already, a fantastic 15 of our 34 footpaths have been adopted by villagers.

CHICKEN CHASER WALKS: The first village walk took place on Saturday 17 March - despite the snow. Ckick the link below for more information including a map of the route.

The second walk is planned for Saturday 14 April starting at 2.00PM from the Three Horseshoes.

Further information about Fantastic Footpaths can be viewed here



Due to the resignation of Councillor Charlene Ridler, a vacancy has arisen for a councillor on Chapmanslade Parish Council.

Please click here for the official notice posted by Minnie House, Clerk of the Parish Council


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Changes to Bus Services

Bus services operated by Frome Minibuses have changed as of 29 January 2018. Buses to/from Frome and Dilton Marsh to Westbury are now numbered 47 instead of 58 or 58C with updated timetables.

There is now a new peak-hour bus service X47.

Click here for more information


ACTIVE 10 - Walk your way to health

dsc01208One of the results from our village Questionnaire shows that all age groups want to keep fit and active. Results also show that most of us like living in Chapmanslade because of its location with lots of footpaths and walks.

So why not combine these two thoughts and take up the ACTIVE 10 challenge announced by the NHS and Public Health England.

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.

It’s the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you - and perhaps the dog and a partner!

Read more about ACTIVE 10 here


old mother hubbard pic1Chapmanslade Panto is a triumph with three storming SOLD OUT performances!

The Old Mother Hubbard Panto held at the Village Hall Fri 9th & Sat 10th February 2018 was a fantastic success

Well done to Director Lou Knight and all those involved

Lou says "Thank you so much for everyone's support. A huge effort was put in not only by the cast but by many members of the community without whom we could not have made it happen."

View a short video of the Panto by Ernie Mckenna here

Order the full length video for just £10 by contacting Ernie on 01373 832763


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We've got our Playground Fencing Back

Just before Christmas thieves stole fencing around the playground on the Memorial Field. The mind bogles why someone would do this!

But thanks to the amazing kindness of Denise & Colin Berry from Corsley, who own Thornbury Sports, Frome, and Pete Allsop of Allsorts of Fencing, Chapmanslade, the fencing has been replaced free of charge.

Chapmanslade Community would like to say a massive thank you to Denise, Colin and Pete.

The photo shows Pete doing a great job repairing the fencing using materials provided by Denise and Colin.


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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.

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


rotary bulb planting nov 2017


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.


Short Street Temporary Closure - 21 Mar 2018 for 2 days

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 21 March 2018 for a maximum duration of 5 days. See the Road Closure Notice and map below.


PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES: The original date for this road closure was 13 FEB, then 20 FEB, then 5 MAR


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

Road Closure Notice

Road Closure Map

A3098 Temporary Road Closure from 4 - 21 April

Road Closure Notice for Tempory Closure of A3098 (part)

Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily A3098 (Part) Penknapp Road / Tower Hill, Dilton Marsh; from its junction with B3099 Tanyard Way to its junction with C235 The Hollow to enable Ringway to undertake works to amend traffic calming measures.


This Order will come into operation on 4 April 2018. It is anticipated that the closure will be required until 21 April 2018.

Road Closure Notice

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

Events & Activities

See What's Happening in Chapmanslade

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posted 5 Oct 2017

Musical Evening at St Margaret's Church - Fri 16 Mar

Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches present

Friday Night is Music Night

A relaxing evening of light music performed by church members and friends

Compered by Dennis Barnard

Everything from Eric Coates to Abba and a few surprises, too! 

Friday 16th March 7.00 for 7.30pm, St Margaret’s Church

Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles and enjoy the music

A fun way to start a relaxing weekend!

Pay Bar

No charge for admission but donations to church funds welcomed 

Further details from Stella Bayman 832230 or Phil Jefferson 832845

Chicken Chasers 1st Walk - Saturday 17 March

Fancy a walk around Chapmanslade?


The first Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers "organised" walk will meet at 10.30am, from The Three Horseshoes on Saturday 17th March. (And end up there for a well deserved pint or cup of coffee).

It'll be about 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. It is a bit hilly in parts so there may be some effort involved - but not too much.

Well behaved dogs (and children) most welcome. For more details contact Jamie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Next Parish Council Meeting - Thursday 22 March, 7.30PM

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the VILLAGE HALL on Thursday 22th March, starting at 7.30pm.

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

See the AGENDA here

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

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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




1 February


Phil’s 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

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.

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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