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Bee Friendly Chapmanslade NEWS

Chapmanslade’s Bee Friendly Group (BFG) had a ‘DIY Bee House’ stall at the recent Swap & Repair event on 3 August, exhibiting over 10,000 bees.

On Saturday 21 September BFG will be holding a family-friendly BEEKEEPERS & BEES event at the Village Hall.

Straw in Lanes

Parish Councils are concerned that excessive straw along lanes and roads may clog-up drainage systems.

A number of comments have been made to both Chapmanslade and Corsley PCs about the amount of straw left in the lanes following the recent harvest. There is concern that this could lead to problems with drainage leading to localised flooding.

Read more HERE

Chapmanslade History Book Launch

After six years of research and cups of Ben’s coffee, the forty strong Chapmanslade History Group will be launching their much anticipated History of Chapmanslade book at The Three Horseshoes on Sat 19 Oct (10.30am – 5pm) and Sun 20 Oct (11.00am – 5pm). Pop along and purchase a copy for £10 and have a chat. Joyce Jefferson, History Group leader, has even promised to sign a few copies. 

Playing Field Improvements Survey- Just 3 minutes

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

Click here for more

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.

Chapmanslade Chaps Inaugural Meeting

Nigel Brown reports (contact Nigel for details at

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 can’t wait to get started

See the full Cast List HERE.

The panto will be held at the Village Hall on the 6 – 8th Feb 2020. Details to follow.

Read the latest Police Report
Sat 7 Sept - Chicken Chasers Walk - 10 am, 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. 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

Wed 9 & Thurs 10 Oct, Biology in the pub, Three Horseshoes

Prof Nigel Brown will be hosting three Biology Week sessions at the Three Horseshoes on,

Wed 9 Oct – 10am and 7pm

Thurs 10 Oct – 2pm

Ask Nigel about Biology (or other science) that affects your like or takes your interest. If he cannot answer it himself, he will find someone who can and get back to you. Free tea and biscuits at 10am and 2pm. Free drink for the best question at 7pm.

Thur 10 Oct, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting

Please Note:

The original published agenda for Thursday’s meeting has been changed due to apologies being received from James Croucher of Lochailort (see below*). This item has now been removed from the planned agenda.

*“Please accept our apologies that we are unable to attend this week’s Parish Council meeting.
Once we have made further progress with our utility connections, we will be in a position to update the Parish Council on our timescales
. “

A further date will be arranged for Lochailort to attend a Parish Council meeting once these matters have been established.

John Lewis, Acting Chairman

Chapmanslade Parish Council.

Everyone welcome. Come along and have your say and find out what’s going on.

See the Agenda HERE

Sat 12 Oct, 7pm for 7.30, Barn Dance, Village Hall

The annual Barn Dance in the Village Hall with hot supper and licensed bar

See more info HERE

Thur 17 Oct, 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 19 & Sun 20 Oct, History Book Launch, Three Horseshoes
Tue 22 Oct, 2-4pm, Dorothy House Tea Party, Village Hall

More details to follow. Please contact Denise Page at

Sat 2 Nov, 10am-3pm, Christmas Makers Market, Village Hall

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 

NEXT WALK Sat 7 September, at 10am 

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.”

Read more about the Parish Plan HERE

Thanks for your support

Following a successful Tanzanian Food Night at the Three Horseshoes on 20th July to raise funds for her gap year project, Gemma Humphreys says “Thank you so much everyone for helping me towards my target of raising £1500. In September I will be doing a prize draw.”

Read more about Gemma’s project

Neighbourhood Watch

Councillor Phil Holihead is raising awareness about how useful the Wiltshire Messaging scheme 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. Phil posts relevant messages on our Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group page but if you sign-up, you’ll receive messages directly to your email. So please do join the scheme now through