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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.

Damage to Thoulstone Farm

PARISH councillors concerned about damage to Grade 2 listed Thoulstone Farm.

Parish Councillor Phil Jefferson has expressed the concerns of villagers that important parts of Thoulstone Farm have been damaged in advance of planning permission being granted, particularly by demolishing part of an original brick wall around the walled garden to make an entrance. Thoulstone Barn, which stands on staddle stones, is also in a sorry state.

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 Saturday & Sunday 19/20 October (10.30 – 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

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm in the Three Horseshoes

Nigel Brown Reports. Following discussions about the Parish Plan, it has been suggested that a men’s group be started in the village – perhaps an alternative to the popular Chapmanslade Loose Women group. All sorts of ideas have been suggested as to what we would wish to do and how such a group could be organised. So an inaugral meeting has been set-up to explore all possibilities. Every chap in Chapmanslade is welcome.


Auditions: Thurs 5 Sept from 6.30pm in the Village Hall

Chapmanslade Players will be auditioning for their next sell-out Panto on the 6th, 7th and 8th of February 2020 to be held in the Village Hall.

If you’d like to take part, come along on Thurs 5 Sept – 6.30pm for children’s chorus, 7.30pm for all other parts and adult chorus.

See the Character List and further details HERE.

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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

Tues, 10 Sept, Chapmanslade Chaps Meeting, 7.30pm, Three Horseshoes

If you’re a Chapmanslade chap, do come along to the first meeting of Chapmanslade Chaps and help decide what we wish to do and how best to organise the group. All chaps very welcome.

Thur 19 Sept, 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.

Thur 19 Sept, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting

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

See the Agenda HERE.

Sat 21 Sept - Beekeepers & Bees at the Village Hall

Chapmanslade Bee Friendly Group will be holding two family-freindly sessions at the Village Hall. Everyone invited.

See details HERE.

Sat, 5 Oct, Harvest Supper, 7 for 7.30pm, Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall to celebrate harvest and meet friends old and new for this annual village event. Always wonderful food. Bring your own drinks (glasses provided).

Tickets £7, Children £3.

Tickets and further details available from

Anne Good 832505

Janet Buick 832318

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.

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

Tue 22 Oct, 2-4pm, Dorothy House Tea Party, Village Hall

More details to follow. Please contact Denise Page at

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