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Ageing village cyclists attempt near impossibility

Two interpid older village cyclists have somehow come up with the idea to cycle all of the way to the Isle of Wight and back in just 2 days to raise funds for Chapmanslade Village Hall and Dorothy House.

Budgie Brewer (who has cycled as far a Warminster when he was younger) and Adam Oakley (who has been seen disappearing down the hill towards Frome) have started the grueling training schedule at the Three Horseshoe training venue.

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Request a Highways Improvement

Report local highways (roads, pavements and parking) issues/concerns using THIS FORM and email to the Parish Council clerk at: or hand the form to any Parish Councillor or bring along to a Parish Council Meeting.

Charlene's Charity Sahara Trek

Our very own Charlene Ridler trekked for 4 days through the Sahara Dessert at the end of March 2019 for the ‘We Hear You’ charity supporting people affected by cancer.

Read all about it HERE.

Latest Police Report
Wiltshire Police want you to play the Game of Homes

To help keep safe in the Summer Wiltshire Police are waging war on opportunist burglars and asking members of the public to play the

Game of Homes.

Find out more HERE

Chapmanslade Parish Plan Adopted

Following community consultation meetings in the Village Hall at the end of March, the Parish Council formally adopted the Parish Plan at a Council meeting on 11th April.

The Chapmanslade Plan Steering Group will be holding a “Let’s get going” meeting on 14 May upstairs in the Three Horseshoes. Nigel Brown says “Come along and decide what we should do first from the Parish Plan.”
Chapmanslade Plan Meeting: Tuesday, 14th May at 7.30 pm in The Three Horseshoes.    All invited! 



Sun/Mon 5/6 May - 'There & Back' Charity cycle ride

Sun 5 May 6am – come and wave off the Upton Rocket and the Slade Flyer on their journey There and Back, starting from the Three Horseshoes.

Mon 6 May about 8pm at the Three Horseshoes – come and welcome our ‘Slade Team’ back from their travels. Should be a good celebration!

Read more here

Wed 8 May at 7pm, Bee Friendly Group, Village Hall

Melanie Holihead from Chapmanslade BFG (Bee Friendly Group) says “Want to join us on our ‘bulb watch’ walk? Then meet at the village hall, 7pm Wednesday 8 May, progressing down the High Street, up towards Barter’s, and finishing at the pub.

Thur 9 May at 7.30pm, Parish Council AGM, Village Hall

This is Chapmanslade’s Parish Council Annual General Meeting

See the Agenda here

Tues 14 May at 7.30 pm - Parish Plan Action Meeting, Three Horseshoes

Actions from the Parish Plan

Everyone is welcome to come along on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30 pm to the pub to help prioritise actions from the Parish Plan.  A list of actions just starting or yet to start can be found HERE.
A list of Village Voice initiatives already completed or well underway is available on this link:
If you wish to be involved but cannot make the meeting, please contact the Steering Group at
Thurs 16 May at 10am - 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.

Sun 19 May - Chicken Chasers Walk 11am 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. It is a bit hilly in these parts so there may be a bit of effort involved.

Contact Jaimie at or call on 07740 473725

Sun 19 May from 11am - Village Hall Spring Clean

More info to follow but hopefully teas / coffees and a few nibbles available for volunteers who come along and help give the Village Hall a bit of a Spring Clean.

Sun 26 May - Chapmanslade v Corsley cricket match

This annual match starts at 11.30am at the Corsley Memorial Playing Field. We usually start with a fun youngsters match whilst the older ones (some are very old) limber up at the bar.

No need for formalities – just turn up if you know which end of the bat to use.

Sat 8 June - Chapmanslade Explorer Trail starting at the Village Hall

This annual event, which starts and finishes  at the Village Hall, invites everyone of all ages to come along and follow this year’s ‘Under the Sea‘ trail around the village.

The event raises funds for Village Initiatives as well as the Church, Busy Bees pre-school and the Village Hall.

Do come along and support this wonderful inclusive event.

Bee Friendly Chapmanslade is Buzzzzing

Chapmanslade has always been a friendly open village. But now a group of villagers want it to be especially friendly to the bee population, which according to the Soil Association is in danger due to falling bee numbers across the world. So the good folks of Chapmanslade are doing their bit to create a more bee-friendly environment.
During April, villagers got together to form the ‘Bee Friendly Chapmanslade’ group.

Neighbourhood Watch

Councillor Phil Holihead would like to raise awareness of the Wiltshire Messaging scheme and just how useful it can be in helping us to keep safe. Quite a few villagers have already signed-up, but the more we have the merrier as it means our community is even more crime aware. We are fortunate to live in a low-crime area, but there are occasions when crimes have been committed in our vicinity and we have been made aware within 24 hours by means of the messaging system. Phil posts relevant messages on our Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group page but if you sign-up, you will receive messages directly to your email. So please do join the scheme now through

Chicken Chaser Walk Report

Jaimie Shore reports that the Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers had another enjoyable walk in May with fine warm weather.

Read Jaimie’s Report HERE


Saturday 29th June at 4pm

Wednesday 31st July, at 7pm. 


SID Arrives in the Village

Since mid-January a solar powered Speed Indicator Device, SID for short, has appeared in the village. According to residents, the SID has already made a very welcome noticeable reduction in the speed of vehicles entering the village from the Frome direction.

Can you help us pull?? Website needs your help...

This is the new Chapmanslade website but it is still under construction. We are all volunteers and have limited time to get it all together. If you have experience building websites and would like to help or have some suggestions please contact us.


Wiltshire Bobby Van Comes to Chapmanslade

Sarah and Simon from the Bobby Van Trust gave a very informative ‘Stay Safe Online’ talk to the twenty plus folks who came along to the Community Coffee Morning on Thursday 20 December at the Three Horseshoes. PCSO Candida Jackson was there to give her support

Village Spring Clean

On Saturday 23 March, over 20 villagers joined forces to clear some of the litter that had accumulated over the winter months.

Read Phil Jefferson’s report here.