• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade


Thanks to everyone who completed one of the Village Questionnaires circulated by volunteers during June and July 2017. In fact, so many questionnaires have been returned it's going to take some time for the Village Plan Steering Group to process all the information - even with lots of 'data entry' sessions upstairs in the Three Horseshoes (thanks Ben).

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Results of the Questionnaire will be used in the production of a Parish Plan and guide decisions made by the Parish Council to make Chapmanslade an even better place to live.

Results of the Questionnaire will be posted here when available.


You may find this information useful when completing the Questionnaire

Should you need a digital copy of the questionnaire you can find it here

Many thanks to our generous SPONSORS and volunteers. 


WELCOME to our village website. Created by voluntary help, this site aims to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening. Please look around the website and contribute where you can. There are more things going on than you may realise.

If you're local, then make this website the Homepage on your web browser.

ABOUT OUR VILLAGE.  Chapmanslade is a vibrant and friendly Wiltshire village populated with some 675 happy souls. Situated in wonderful countryside on the border with Somerset, the Village stretches both sides along the road between Westbury and Frome, some 3 miles from Warminster. Chapmanslade enjoys it's own Pub, Church, School, Pre-schools, Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Children’s Playground, together with many local clubs, societies, activites and small businesses. There are numerous footpaths with walks through the countryside to our sister village Corsley, to the imposing Cley Hill and to the Longleat estate, not forgetting walks through our very own Black Dog Wood.

Contact us now to showcase your village NEWS or EVENT.

facebook-icon-preview-1The Chapmanslade Village Facebook Community Group now has 140 members (as of 31/08/17) but we want as many villagers as possible to join. Go on - do it NOW. It's a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in the village.


Latest Police ALERT- Security Scheme Scam

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Once of our residents has received a telephone call from someone purporting to be from the police, stating they are launching a new security scheme. They are telephoning in advance to advise that they will be in the area knocking on doors to give advice on security and they will have a letter with them to show households that they are genuine. When the resident said she will check with the local police the caller hung up. We are not aware of any police initiatives in the Warminster area at the moment so please be vigilant if you receive and calls or knocks on the door.
Posted 20 Sept 2017

EMERGENCY CONTACTS added to website

Parish Councilor Phil Holihead has provided some EMERGENCY CONTACTS information which has been added to this website under the COMMUNITY LINKS menu.

Phil says "with autumn almost here and winter around the corner I thought it might be useful to publish a list of emergency numbers for our community.

I came across the information when talking with the Wilts and Swindon Local Resilience Forum team last weekend."

Phil has also posted the Contacts List on the Chapmanslade Community Facebook page.

posted 6 Sept 2017

Parish Council News

Following approval by the Parish Council, Minnie House, PC Clerk, has issued the minutes of the PC meeting held on 15 June 2017. See these minutes here.
posted 1 Sept 2017

Purple4Polio School campaign

As part of the Rotary Club 'Purple4Polio' campaign, pupils from the Gardening Club of Chapmanslade Primary School recently planted a large number of purple crocus bulbs, reports Ian Buick, one of our local Rotarians. Ian had earlier made a presentation about Purple4Polio to the whole School at one of their assemblies.

Ian says "The bulbs have been potted up and after spending the next few months in a cold frame, will be planted out in the 'Dredge Planter' situated between the school and the church, adding a lovely splash of colour to our street scene."

Rotary Clubs across the UK are planting six million purple crocuses in order to raise awareness of their campaign to finally rid the world of polio.

Frome Rotary president, Gerry Atkinson said, "It's wonderful that Chapmanslade Village School and the community took part in this wonderful event. It is hoped in the spring that along with Chapmanslade village, these lovely purple flowers will bloom across the country to remind us all how important it is to rid the world of this crippling disease."

Ian says there will be another photo opportunity and story when the bulbs get planted out.

Posted 8 Jan 2017 with thanks to Ian Buick for the report and the photos.

Join the Village Facebook Group

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

Charlene Searle, who is a member of the Chapmanslade Community Plan Steering Group, started the Facebook group which now has over 130 members, says "it's a great way to 'chat' with group members about all sorts of things and find out about what's going on in the village."

Because it's a closed community group only people accepted by the group administrator can see message posts and it's becoming a very active group with lots of posts.

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

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 just send me an email at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

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 15 Aug 2017

BE AWARE: Ticks About!

Regular walkers probably know that we all need to be 'tick aware' when enjoying our lovely countryside, reports Peter Mundy of the West Wilts Ramblers.
If you have worries about Ticks please see the following very helpful leaflet from Wiltshire Council.
Originally posted by Terry Rose, 20 July 2016. Re-posted Aug 2017

BE AWARE: Thefts from Garages

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In response to a recent Community Policing Message, Parish Councilor Phil Holihead says "Don't be a victim of crime". Please ensure that your properties, sheds, cars etc. are as secure as possible.


Please be aware that there has been an increase in thefts from garages in the area, these appear to be opportunist thefts, occurring while the garage is left open and unattended.

This can happen while the owner is gardening or carrying out other tasks around the home and property.

Please make sure you keep the garage closed at all times and do not let it become a shop window for the thief.

posted 12 Aug 2017


Wiltshire Police are urging residents to be vigilant following a scam reported by two people in Chippenham and Calne.

On Tuesday 29 August, two men aged in their 90s, received calls from a man claiming to be a detective. The ‘detective’ told both men that money had been taken from their bank accounts and to assist police with ongoing enquiries, they must confirm how much money they had in their accounts and who they bank with. They were then asked to go to a jewellers in Chippenham and purchase a Rolex watch costing approximately £25,000.

When the men queried the validity of the calls, they were told to hang up and call 999. When they have done this, the line was held open and they were given another fraudulent name of a sergeant from Scotland Yard Serious Fraud Squad. Both men were told if they did not co-operate, they would face up to four years in prison for not assisting police.

PC Hazel Anderson said: “In these incidents, one of the men walked to the jewellers to look at watches and the caller waited on the line for approximately an hour. The other man was offered a taxi to transport him from Calne to the jewellers.

“Understandably these incidents were worrying for the two elderly victims – fortunately no money was handed over.

“We’d like to highlight this scam to residents – if you have elderly relatives, neighbours or friends, please speak to them about this scam so they are aware.

“Please also remember never to divulge any personal bank details to anyone over the phone, and if you suspect anything, please call police on 101.” 

Posted by Terry Rose, 30 AUG 2017

How Many Fire Alarms 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 ...


posted 12 Aug 2017

Events & Activities

Messy Church - Sun 10 Sept, 9.30am

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Ian Buick says "At 9.30am Sunday 10th September we are having a special Messy Church Service for Education Sunday at St Philip and St James Church Chapmanslade. This is when we say thank you for everyone who works to teach our children, and for children to celebrate what is special about their school."

Go to www.cleyhillchurches.org to find all the details.


Community Coffee Morning - Thur 21 Sept

Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning 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.

Community Coffee Mornings are held on the third Thursday of every month in the pub.

Next Parish Council Meeting - 28 Sept

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held at the village hall on Thursday 28th September, starting at 7.30 pm.

Please come along and support your newly elected Parish Council. Participate, speak your mind or just to listen.

See the AGENDA here when available.

Macmillan's Coffee Day - Fri 29 Sept

All Day Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 29th September 10am to 4pm

at Barters Plant Centre


Bring-and-buy cake, produce and small gifts stalls

Come along and help Corsley and Chapmanslade Macmillan supporters at Barters Plant Centre when coffee and tea will be served all day

For more information please contact Judith Helliar on 01373 832803

Harvest Supper - Sat 7 Oct, Village Hall

Harvest Supper

Celebrate Harvest in the traditional way on

Saturday 7 October, 7 for 7.30pm

Chapmanslade Village Hall

Bring your own drinks (glasses provided)

£7 for adults and £3 for children

For tickets and further details contact Anne Good (832505) or Phil Jefferson (832825)

Please come and join us as we celebrate harvest in the traditional way with good food and good company

Loose Women - 2017 Programme

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

Contact Denise Page at dandcpage74@gmail if you would like more information.

Wiltshire History Centre - September Events

The Wiltshire History Centre in Chipenham is a great place visit.

Terry Pratchett Exhibition - Salisbury Museum

Minnie House, Clerk of the Parish Council, was sent this information from Louise at the Salisbury Museum.
Hello from the Salisbury Museum,
We will shortly be opening our next major exhibition 'Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’' and I thought this may be of interest to your parishioners. The exhibition opens on 16 September and runs until 13 January 2018.
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If you would like a poster, please contact me and I can email or mail this to you. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards

Louise Tunnard
Marketing & Admin Officer
The Salisbury Museum
Tel: 01722 332151