Look After Yourself this Winter
Minnie House, clerk of the Parish Council, wants us to look after ourselves this winter.
Minnie says that as the dark nights draw in across Wiltshire and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months.
The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – HELP US HELP YOU.
Chapmanslade History Book Launch
So many wonderful and scarry Trick and Treaters throughout the village on Halloween night this year.
And not just the kids. Parents and residents also put on a great show of community spirit.
One resident remarked “All the children were so polite and engaging – as well as scarry looking. They were a real pleasure to meet and a great credit to the village.”
Part of the Parish Plan involved lots of requests for improvements to Memorial Playing Field. We are gathering everyones ideas and preferences through the summer so that we can put together the right funding to deliver exactly what this village wants on the playing field.
Take this 3 minute survey to let us know what you would like to see
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Chapmanslade Chaps Inaugural Meeting
Nigel Brown reports (contact Nigel for details at email@example.com)
Thanks to all sixteen chaps who attended the lively inaugural meeting on 10 Sept. Some real progress was made in determining what sort of things the group would like to do – in particular an informal ‘go-to’ group for getting things done in and around the village facilitated by setting up a Chapmanslade Chaps WhatsApp group.
In addition it was agreed that the cost of bringing the cricket pavillion up to a suitable standard to act as a base and for use by the village would be investigated.
Cast List Announced
Lou Knight reports.
After a very successful audition, I’m thrilled to announce our fabulous cast for Aladdin!! We’re already well into our schedule of regular rehearsals.
Some time soon we will need some help from volunteers willing to give a little time with everything that goes into putting on a first class pantomime.
The panto will be held at the Village Hall on the 6 – 8th Feb 2020. Details to follow.
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Check here for EVENTS on VILLAGE CALENDARS
Sat 2 Nov, 10am-3pm, Christmas Makers Market, Village Hall
Sat 9 Nov, from 9PM, Cleyhill Stompers, Three Horseshoes
The Stompers playing at the Shoes in aid of Help for Heroes.
Thur 14 Nov, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting
Everyone welcome. Come along and have your say and find out what’s going on.
Adam Gough from Natural Land, re the Thoulstone Park development has confirmed that he will be attending the meeting.
Thur 21 Nov, 10am to 12 noon - Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes
A warm welcome to come along to our church and community coffee mornings which are held at The Three Horseshoes from 10 until noon on the third Thursday of each month.
Do come along if you have an hour or so 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 23 Nov, 7pm for 7.30, Fun Quiz, Village Hall
Tue 26 Nov, Xmas Shopping Trip to Southampton
Non-profit making coach trip to Westquay Shopping Centre, Southhampton. Cost £13 (including driver’s tip)
Pick-up: 09.15 at the Three Horseshoes.
Return: Pick-up at 3pm from outside the Shopping Centre.
Please contact Renee on 01373 839008 for information and to book your place.
Sun 8 Dec, 11am - Chicken Chasers Walk, meet at The Three Horseshoes
Join the village Chicken Chasers for an informal stroll through the countryside on the footpaths and bridleways around the village.
It’ll be around 3 miles with a circular route starting and finishing at The Three Horseshoes, so you’ll need walking boots or wellies depending on the weather.
Everyone is welcome including well behaved dogs, kids and youngsters, and visitors to the village. The route may be a bit hilly so there may be a little effort involved.
Contact Jaimie at jaimieshore@gma
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Chapmanslade Chicken Chaser Walks
Once a month, Jaimie Shore leads villagers and visitors of all ages on an enjoyable and convivial walk in around Chapmanslade along some of our many footpaths. Times change but all walks are about 3 miles long, starting and finishing at the Three Horseshoes car park. There’s no need to book and no charge. Dogs are very welcome.
Contact Jaimie on 07740 473725 if you’d like to know more or have suggestions for a walk.
NEXT WALK Sun 8th December, at 11am
Chapmanslade Parish Plan Adopted
Following community consultation meetings the Parish Plan has formally been adopted by the Parish Council.
Nigel Brown, Steering Group chair, says “The Parish Council and the community are determined not to let the Parish Plan sit on a shelf somewhere. It is a living document which has already resulted in many initiatives. Now we need more folks to get involved.”
Bee Friendly Chapmanslade NEWS
Melanie reports that the Bee Friendly Group (BFG) met on Friday 18 Oct in the ‘Shoes. Discussion focussed on which of our ‘Top Ten’, Wiltshire-Council-approved roadside verges to tackle first in our autumn wildflower-seeding initiative, and how & when we’ll start. Further meetings will be posted on Facebook.