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chapmanslade remembersThis is a busy time time of year for our village - as you can see from NEWS and EVENTS & ACTIVITIES below. In particular many volunteers have been hard at work in the build-up to the centenary of the ending of WW1.

Lest We Forget

Of special note is the completion of a meticulously researched new book, Lest We Forget, by local authors Phil Jefferson and Fiona Carruthers, which will be launched at the concert of the same name on Friday 9 November in St Margaret's Church, Corsley, and available to purchase at the Remembrance events in Chapmanslade on the 11th.

lest we forget book cover

Using biographical details and a diary of the war as it affected our two villages, 'Lest We Forget' pays tribute both to the 28 young men of Corsley and Chapmanslade who gave their lives in the service of their country, and to our communities who supported the war effort from a distance. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the British Legion. CLICK HERE for more information.

Chapmanslade Remembers Poppy Display

Church Warden Ian Buick says "A huge thank you to all those from the village and futher afield who have knitted over 1300 wool poppies and helped in the construction of the wonderful display at Chapmanslade Church. There is even a poppy containing a white Kiwi in it's centre specially made for us in New Zealand. Thanks also to the Army for providing the camouflage net and to the school staff and students for their support."


 Fraudsters love this time of year

There's a frenzy of deals and discounts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday - and a huge rise in fraud too! Please don't get conned, here's a few tips to help you stay safe online:

1. Research the seller to check they’re genuine and avoid those with poor ratings

2. Don't click on any links or attachments in emails you're unsure about

3. Keep your PIN and passwords a secret - don't share them

4. Avoid entering your card details on shared / public computers and public Wi-Fi systems

5. Always log out after shopping online - and save a record of your purchase

If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is!



Please note that the Council meeting planned for 15 Nov will now take place on Thursday 22 Nov in the Village Hall at 19.30 PM

CLICK HERE to find the minutes of the PC meeting held on 4 October


SAFETY ADVICE - Halloween & Fireworks Night

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PCSO Debbie Robbins gives us some advice for

Halloween & Bonfire Night

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.

SPEEDWATCH - Get a Free Yellow Safety Jacket

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busy bees speed watch 1Phil Holihead, Parish Council lead for the Chapmanslade Speedwatch Team, reports.


Children from the Busy Bees Nursery in Chapmanslade are learning about organizations that help them in their community. On Wednesday 10 October they met the Chapmanslade Community Speed Watch team.

CINDERELLA CAST LIST - Latest from Lou Knight

Chapmanslade Players Present


Chapmanslade Village Hall

Thurs 7th to Sat 9th Feb 2019


Lou Knight says "Following on from last year's great success with Old Mother Hubbard, I'm very excited to announce the cast list for our latest Panto, Cinderella.

We're having lots of fun rehearsing at the Village Hall but thanks to Ian Buick, the Church Warden, we can also use the church as a back-up"



Lou adds, "We'll soon need lots of volunteers. There is all sorts to do for all ages......scenery, refreshments, hair and make-up, advertising, tickets, program, costumes, finance, lighting, sound and as the list is rather long, we'd be grateful of any help and you can always team up (feel free to invite/encourage others). You don't have to have any experience, just be willing to get stuck in and have fun. So if you'd like to help, please give me a call."

CONTACT LOU KNIGHT at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PARISH PLAN - Latest Update from Nigel Brown

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Good progress being made in developing our Parish Plan

Nigel Brown says "The Plan, which is based on the results of the Voice of the Village and the Village Questionnare, will identify issues of concern and what is hoped for over the next 5 yrs to bring improved facilities to the village and develope our sense of community even further.

Working Groups have put a lot of effort into their individual sections covering;

• The Parish Profile 
• Roads, Pavements, Traffic and Transport 
• The Natural Environment
• Facilities and Utilities 
• Housing and Development 
• Education 
• Social and Community Issues

When editted into a single Plan, it will be reviewed by the Parish Council with the aim of holding an open Village Meeting to get feedback from the community early in the New Year."

If you would like to join one our small Working Groups please contact me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  indicating which heading(s) you wish to help."

CHICKEN CHASERS SEPT WALK - Jaimie Shore reports

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Jaimie Shore reports

After a wet and windy few days the weather cleared just in time for the autumn gathering of the Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers.


The merry band of people and dogs enjoyed a gentle stroll down past Dye House farm, heading up to the field above with views across the Wiltshire and Somerset countryside - pottering onwards past Divers Bridge and along Mill Lane, they headed up through the field past Spring Farm, bearing left towards the memorial field and then across into Black Dog Woods. Heading back down Wood Lane to complete the circuit and finish up in the comfort of the Three Horseshoes, with a well earned drink. 


The next walk will be on Sunday 18th November meeting at 3pm at The Three Horseshoes. Younger and older chicken chasers and their four legged friends are welcome for the walk of around 3 miles.


For further information contact Jaimie on 07740 473725 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


village hall sewer repairs 2018Adam Oakley Reports.

After a disastrous flooding of the village hall several years ago destroyed the new hall floor, the "Sewer crew" got to work to fix the problem.

A3098 ROAD CLOSURE - WAS 25 Nov 2018 - NOW 2 Dec

Wiltshire Council Highways Dept. have issued a Tempory Road Closure order for the A3098 (part)

Temporary Closure of: A3098 Hisomley (Part) and A3098 Tower Hill (Part), Dilton Marsh (Ref: TTRO 5638) 2 Decemver 2018 for 1 day (was 25 Nov) to enable BT Openreach safe access to underground structure to restore customer service.

See the details HERE


Community Facebook Group
This is a 'closed' group which only villagers and honoured guests can join. The aim is to improve communication between as many villagers as possible.

Charlene Ridler who started the group for the Parish Plan Steering Group says:

"The Facebook community page is now well established, currently with 278 members which means that probably well over half the village see the posts. It's a great way to 'chat' with other villagers about all sorts of things and find out about what's going on in the village. Many of our older villagers who may not be able to get out and about as much as they would like are finding it particularly helpful"

Because it's a closed community group only people accepted by the group administrators can use our Facebook page. Also, if there were to be any inappropriate posts, they would immediately be removed.

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
  • share photos of the village

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 contact us here CONTACT.

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 Oct 2018

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

ACTION FRAUD - Improve your Internet Security in 2 minutes

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FIRE ALARMS - How many 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

Warminster Area Board Meeting, Thursday 1 Nov, 6.00 PM

Wiltshire Council

Warminster Area Board Meeting 

Thursday 1 November 2018 


Chapmanslade Village Hall


6pm Start: Family Friendly Community Meeting


Fire engine for you to explore  

Free sparklers for youngsters (following Safety talk) 

Keep Safe and Well information  

Chapmanslade Village Info 


7pm - Meeting with Parish Council - ALL WELCOME

NOTE: The Parish Council's submission for a SID (Speed Indicator Device) to be erected along the High Street will be discussed and hopefully approved by the Area Board at this meeting


 See meeting flyer HERE

Playing Field Action Group - Wed 7 Nov, 7.30PM

 Come along and help plan future developments at the Memorial Playing Field

Chapmanslade Memorial Playing Field

Wednesday 7 November, 7.30 PM at the Three Horseshoes

Chgarlene Ridler says
"Following a gap over the summer we have our next meeting to re-form our playing field.
We have our first pot of money and are going to be looking at how we can make a start, not just in the play area but the whole space for all ages.

It would be good to see some new faces!"

Please contact me if you have any questions or ideas on 01373 832021 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lest We Forget Concert - Fri 9 Nov, 7.30 PM

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100 yrs of Remembrance, Sun 11 Nov, events start at 10.30 AM

Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches Remember

Sunday 11th November - starting 10.30am at St Philip and St James' Church Chapmanslade

A display of 1300 poppies knitted by local residents has been created for this event
ww1 centenary

An invitation for the whole community to come together to remember the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1 and commemorate those who lost their lives, including 17 heroes from Chapmanslade.
The service starts at 10.30am in the Church, followed at 10.50am by a ceremony at the war memorial where the Roll of Honour will be read and wreaths laid.  
At 12 noon, trees will be planted at the Memorial Playing Field as part of the Trees for Heroes project.

After which there will be a community "Bring and Share" lunch in the Village Hall.

Please join us - Lest We Forget

Traidcraft Sale at Community Coffee Morning - 15 Nov, 10-12AM

Looking for Something Special for Christmas?

Ethical Christmas Gifts from Traidcraft

on sale at the next Community Coffee Morning on 15 November, 10am - 12 noon

Chicken Chasers Walk - Sun 18 Nov, 3.00 pm

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Sunday 18th September, 3.00 PM

The walk of about 3 miles will start and finish at the Three Horseshoes for a well deserved pint or cup of Ben's finest coffee.

All are welcome, including younger chicken chasers and dogs.

Please wear suitable walking boots or wellies as there may be some muddy sections.

For more details contact Jaimie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Council Meeting - Thur 22 Nov, 7.30PM


The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on THURSDAY 22 NOV starting at 7.30pm.

Please come along and participate, speak your mind or just listen.

See the Meeting Agenda HERE when available.

Fun Quiz - Sat 24 Nov, 7.00 PM



Come and have an enjoyable evening


Saturday 24thNovember

7-00 for 7-30pm start


Licensed Bar         Hot Supper

Tickets £10


From Denise    01373 832485  or Ken    01373 832034


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Please purchase tickets in advance to reserve your supper!

Proceeds to Chapmanslade Hall improvement fund

Christmas Coffee Morning - Sat 1 Dec, 10am - noon

 PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in one of the barn conversions at Huntenhull Farm
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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.
Quiz               24th 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 24 Oct 2018

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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




1 February


Phils 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.

History Group meetings - Tuesdays, 10.00am


The Chapmanslade History Group meet every Tuesday at 10.00am at The Three Horseshoes.

The History Group, lead by our very own local Historian, Joyce Jefferson, research the history of the village with the aim of producing a book in the not too distant future.

Joyce says "We're a very friendly and informal group, so if you are interested in village history, why not come along and join us when you can make it. Just turn-up at 10.00am and enjoy a warm welcome and a cup of Ben's coffee."