• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade


Thanks to everyone who completed one of the Village Questionnaires circulated by volunteers during July and early August. In fact, so many questionnaires were returned it's going to take some time for the Village Plan Team 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 future 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 134 members (as of 5/08/17) 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.


Parish Council News

Following the election of a new Parish Council, Minnie House, PC Clerk, has issued a revised schedule of PC meeting dates.
posted 12 Aug 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

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

Community Coffee Morning - Thur 17 Aug

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.

Ooh La La Night at the Shoes - 19 Aug

Ben is going all French for a fabulous evening in the Three Horseshoes on Saturday 19 August. Book NOW on 01373 832211.
ooh la la at the shoes
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Corsley Show - Bank Holiday Monday, 28th

This year's Corsley Show takes place as usual on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August.
For full details check-out the Corsley Show website: http://www.corsleyshow.org.uk

Next Parish Council Meeting - 31 August

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held at the village hall on Thursday 31 August, 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.

Village Barbeque - Report by Denise Page
Cream Teas & Croquet - Report by Denise Page
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.
terry prachett

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