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Ageing village cyclists attempt near impossibility

Two interpid older village cyclists have somehow come up with the idea to cycle all of the way to the Isle of Wight and back in just 2 days to raise funds for Chapmanslade Village Hall and Dorothy House.

Budgie Brewer (who has cycled as far a Warminster when he was younger) and Adam Oakley (who has been seen disappearing down the hill towards Frome) have started the grueling training schedule at the Three Horseshoe training venue.

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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.

Charlene's Charity Sahara Trek

Our very own Charlene Ridler trekked for 4 days through the Sahara Dessert at the end of March 2019 for the ‘We Hear You’ charity supporting people affected by cancer.

Read all about it HERE.

Latest Police Report
Wiltshire Police want you to play the Game of Homes

To help keep safe in the Summer Wiltshire Police are waging war on opportunist burglars and asking members of the public to play the

Game of Homes.

Find out more HERE

Chapmanslade Parish Plan Adopted

Following community consultation meetings in the Village Hall at the end of March, the Parish Council formally adopted the Parish Plan at a Council meeting on 11th April.

The Chapmanslade Plan Steering Group will be holding a “Let’s get going” meeting on 14 May upstairs in the Three Horseshoes. Nigel Brown says “Come along and decide what we should do first from the Parish Plan.”
Chapmanslade Plan Meeting: Tuesday, 14th May at 7.30 pm in The Three Horseshoes.    All invited! 

Events

 

Thur 6 Jun at 7.30pm, Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall
Sat 8 June, from 11 am - Chapmanslade Explorer Trail

This annual event, which starts and finishes  at the Village Hall, invites everyone of all ages to come along and follow this year’s ‘Under the Sea‘ trail around the village.

The event raises funds for Village Initiatives as well as the Church, Busy Bees pre-school and the Village Hall.

Do come along and support this wonderful inclusive event.

Sat 8 Jun at 10.30 am - Macmillan Open Garden & Coffee Morning

Everyone is welcome to come along to Chestnut Cottage, Chapmanslade (top of Lodge Hill) between 10.30am and 2.30pm to take a stroll in the garden and enjoy a cup of coffee for a very worthwhile charity.

Thurs 20 Jun at 10am - 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.

Thurs 20 Jun, 7 pm- Warminster Area Board Meeting at the Village Hall

Warminster Council Area Board will be holding their next meeting at our Village Hall.

The Parish Council and others willl be giving presentations in the hope of securing funding for village initiatives so please do come along and give your support.

Wed 26 Jun at 7.30pm, Parish Council Meeting, The Church
Sat 29 Jun - Chicken Chasers Walk 4 pm 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 jaimieshore@gmail.com or call on 07740 473725

Sun 7 Jul from midday, Village Barbecue

Lots of fun and games at the Village Hall and the Playing Field. More info to follow.

Bee Friendly Chapmanslade is Buzzzzing

Chapmanslade has always been a friendly open village. But now a group of villagers want it to be especially friendly to the bee population, which according to the Soil Association is in danger due to falling bee numbers across the world. So the good folks of Chapmanslade are doing their bit to create a more bee-friendly environment.
During April, villagers got together to form the ‘Bee Friendly Chapmanslade’ group.

Neighbourhood Watch

Councillor Phil Holihead would like to raise awareness of the Wiltshire Messaging scheme and just how useful it 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. We are fortunate to live in a low-crime area, but there are occasions when crimes have been committed in our vicinity and we have been made aware within 24 hours by means of the messaging system. Phil posts relevant messages on our Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group page but if you sign-up, you will receive messages directly to your email. So please do join the scheme now through www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk

Chicken Chaser Walk Report

Jaimie Shore reports that the Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers had another enjoyable walk in May with fine warm weather.

Read Jaimie’s Report HERE

PUT THESE NEXT WALKS IN YOUR CALENDAR

Saturday 29th June at 4pm

Wednesday 31st July, at 7pm. 

 

SID Arrives in the Village

Since mid-January a solar powered Speed Indicator Device, SID for short, has appeared in the village. According to residents, the SID has already made a very welcome noticeable reduction in the speed of vehicles entering the village from the Frome direction.

Can you help us pull?? Website needs your help...

This is the new Chapmanslade website but it is still under construction. We are all volunteers and have limited time to get it all together. If you have experience building websites and would like to help or have some suggestions please contact us.

 

Wiltshire Bobby Van Comes to Chapmanslade

Sarah and Simon from the Bobby Van Trust gave a very informative ‘Stay Safe Online’ talk to the twenty plus folks who came along to the Community Coffee Morning on Thursday 20 December at the Three Horseshoes. PCSO Candida Jackson was there to give her support

Village Spring Clean

On Saturday 23 March, over 20 villagers joined forces to clear some of the litter that had accumulated over the winter months.

Read Phil Jefferson’s report here.