Don't Give a Fraudster a Christmas Treat
It’s no surprise that the lead-up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year for online shopping so it should be no surprise that it’s also the busiest time for fraudsters too.
Whether you’re shopping for presents, buying seasonal treats or booking a break, they’ll be trying to catch you out, well aware that you have a lot on your mind and are keen to bag a bargain.
So before you start your Christmas shopping in earnest, please take a few minutes to read some easy-to-follow tips to help you from giving a fraudster an early Christmas present.
Visit www.getsafeonline.org/safechristmasshopping for your top tips to enjoy a safe and happy online Christmas shopping experience.
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
GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE
Chapmanslade Chaps Inaugural Meeting
Nigel Brown reports (contact Nigel for details at email@example.com)
Thanks to all sixteen chaps who attended the inaugural meeting on 10 Sept. Progress was made in determining what sort of things the group would like to do as an informal ‘go-to’ group for getting things done in and around the village facilitated by a Chapmanslade Chaps WhatsApp group. If refurbished the cricket pavillion could be a good base. Cost to be investigated.
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 if you’d like to know more or have suggestions for a walk.
NEXT WALK Sun 8th December, at 11am
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Tue 26 Nov, Xmas Shopping Trip to Southampton
Non-profit making coach trip to Westquay Shopping Centre, Southhampton. Cost £13 (including driver’s tip)
Pick-up: 09.15 at the Three Horseshoes.
Return: Pick-up at 3pm from outside the Shopping Centre.
Please contact Renee on 01373 839008 for information and to book your place.
Sat 30 Nov, 10am-Noon, Christmas Coffee Morning
Thur 5 Dec, 7.30 pm - Parish Council Meeting
Everyone welcome. Come along and have your say and find out what’s going on.
Sun 8 Dec, 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@gma
Thur 12 Dec, General Election Notice
Mon 16 Dec, from 6pm, Carol Singing in the High Street
Meet opposite the Three Horseshoes. All welcome to join the singing. Carol sheets provided. Bring a torch/lantern. Lots of fun.
Wed 18 Dec, from 6.15pm, Rotary Christmas Float
The annual Rotary Chrismas Float with Father Christmas and his elves comes to Chapmanslade village.
Thur 19 Dec, 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.
Look After Yourself this Winter
Minnie House, clerk of the Parish Council, wants us to look after ourselves this winter.
Minnie says that as the dark nights draw in across Wiltshire and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months. The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – HELP US HELP YOU. See more information HERE
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.”
Bee Friendly Chapmanslade NEWS
Melanie reports that the Bee Friendly Group (BFG) met on Friday 18 Oct in the ‘Shoes. Discussion focussed on which of our ‘Top Ten’, Wiltshire-Council-approved roadside verges to tackle first in our autumn wildflower-seeding initiative, and how & when we’ll start. Further meetings will be posted on Facebook.