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Parish Council Vacancy

Have you ever thought of being a Parish Councillor? Well, there’s a vacancy on the Chapmanslade Parish Council.

Keith Muston, PC chairman says, “Being a parish councillor is an important role, listening to and representing the needs of residents in our vibrant community.” Anyone aged 18 years or over who lives in the village can apply for the vacancy.  CLICK HERE to view the official Vacancy Notice.

Herbert Protocol Awareness

Do you know about the Herbert Protocol?  
It’s a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event of vulnerable person going missing.
Forms are also available online: https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/herbertprotocol

Chapmanslade Chicken Chaser Walks

Once a month, Jaimie Shore leads villagers and visitors of all ages on an enjoyable and convivial walk in and 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 21 March, 11.00am, Three Horseshoes car park

Request a Highways Improvement

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

'Chapmanslade Chaps'

‘Chapmanslade Chaps’ is an informal ‘go-to’ group for getting things done in and around the village. Currently the group are looking at refurbishing the old cricket pavillion and making some wooden planters for the village. If you are interested in joining, or have suggestions for what the Chaps can do, please contact Nigel Brown at nigelbrown48@gmail.com.

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

Read the latest Police Report
Check here for EVENTS on VILLAGE CALENDARS
Fri 28 Feb, 6.00pm - Speedwatch meeting at The Three Horseshoes

Traffic speeding through the village is one the top concerns to villagers. Our fantastic Speedwatch team are looking to recruit more volunteers and are holding a meeting in the Three Horseshoes to discuss the future of Speedwatch.

Read all about this imprtant meeting HERE

Sat 29 Feb, Rotary Fun Quiz, 7 for 7.30pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall
Sat 7 Mar, 10am to 12 noon - Village Spring Clean

Yes, the village needs a bit of a spring clean to remove all the rubbish that has accumulated along the High Street and lanes during the long winter.

More info to follow, but lots of volunteers will be needed. Contact Adam Oakley at: adam@oakleyfrome.co.uk.

Starting Mon 9 Mar at 8pm - Jumpers for Goalposts kick about

Fancy a weekly non-serious game of footie starting Monday 9 March?

Read about it HERE.

Thur 12 Mar, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting

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

When available, view the Agenda HERE

Sat 14 Mar, 1.30 - 4.30pm - Get a Buzz about Science

Science for children aged 6 and over, Sat 14 March in the Village Hall. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Simple experiements will be carried out.

Register to attend by emailing nigelbrown48@gmail.com.

Thur 19 Mar, 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 21 Mar, 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@gmail.com or call on 07740 473725

Link Scheme

Link provides a voluntary transport service to people who are in need, either because they are elderly, disabled, single parents or otherwise in need

Transport is provided for:

  • Medical Appointments
  • Shopping
  • Visiting relatives or friends in hospital or care homes
  • Attendance at Clubs or Day Centres
  • Shopping
  • Collecting Prescriptions

Click HERE for more information

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

Bee Friendly Chapmanslade

The Bee Friendly Group met on Mon 24 February, at 7.00pm upstairs at the pub. The Agenda included planning fun things of a scientific/apian nature for the BFG’s stall at the Science Week event on 14 March at the village hall, and prepping ground for wildflower seeding.

Katy says could you save your egg boxes (for seeds) and drop them off on the 14th at the hall.

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 www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk