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We aim to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening.


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Thurs 16TH NOVEMBER, 7.30pm

Sun 19th NOVEMBER, 2.30pm


Fantastic turnout for the first RESULTS meeting on the 16th

Adam Oakley, who led the meeting, and Keith Muston, Chair of the Parish Council, both expressed their thanks to all those who came out on a somewhat unpleasant November evening to have their say on the results of the village Questionnaire and engage in group discussions exploring ways of moving forward.

Adam says "We are now looking forward to the second meeting on Sunday 19th November at 2.30pm in the Village Hall. If you missed the first meeting or wish to continue discussions where you left off on Thursday, do come along and join in. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available."

Read about the VILLAGE PLAN here


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Daffodill and crocus bulbs have been planted around the village by volunteers to bring some wonderful colour to our street scene come springtime.

On Sunday 5 November, several hundred daffodill bulbs were planted around the perimeter of the Recreation ground by some 15 volunteers of all ages. Adam Oakley drilled the holes whilst the rest of the 'team' followed behind with the bulbs - many of which had been donated by local suppliers Barters Plant Centre and Acres Supply. Other bulbs were donated by the volunteers themselves. Thanks goes to Charlene and Andrew Ridler for organising the event and serving up teas, coffees and delicious bacon sandwiches.

On the following Tuesday, three of the Chapmanslade contingent of Frome Rotarians, Ian Buick, Chris Page and Ernie McKenna, planted 200 crocus bulbs at the phone box triangle. The bulbs were supplied by Frome Rotary as part of the Rotary International Purple4Polio worldwide polio eradication campaign. Ian and Chris can be seen in the photo taken by Ernie.



Thanks to the determined efforts of Phil Jefferson, former parish council chairman, we can celebrate the return of our village sign after an absence of over two years.

The sign, at the Frome end of the village, was knocked down in a road traffic accident in October 2015 and was subsequently removed by highways engineers. Although Chapmanslade is in Wiltshire, the speed limit signs on the Frome end of the village are in Somerset and this led to some confusion on the part of the local highways authorities about who should repair the damage.

As Phil explaines "It has been a two year battle of emails and unfulfilled promises to get the sign placed back in position. Somerset Highways took some persuading that it was their responsibility to restore the sign but they finally relented and the work has now been carried out. Strangely, a couple of months ago, the damaged sign was found in a corner of the Wiltshire Highways depot in Warminster and was then handed over to Somerset. I’m delighted that at last we’ve got our sign back, especially as it asks motorists to drive carefully through our village. Speeding is a real problem in Chapmanslade and we are ever hopeful that they will take due notice of the words on our sign.” 



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Chapmanslade Players Present - The Chapmanslade Panto

At the Village Hall 9th - 11th February 2018

Panto Director Lou Knight says "Rehearsals are underway and going really well. The Yee-haws are coming along nicely and dare I say, there's even been some dancing." Steady on Lou, some of the cast are getting on a bit!

HELP NEEDED. Janet Mallard, Production Manager would welcome any offers of help with costumes, scenery, props etc.

Contact Lou on 07806 486295 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Janet on 07714 485555 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read about the Panto and see the Cast List here


keith mustonLatest Parish Council Briefing

In this latest breifing Keith Muston, Chair of our Parish Council, reports on Speeding, Drainage and Flooding and the latest Planning Applications.

The subject of overgrown roadside hedges and the resultant safety issues is also discussed. Keith stresses that it is the responsibility of householders and landowners for keeping their boundary hedges in a well-maintained condition, although it was agreed that the PC would intervene if necessary. Click here to read the BRIEFING.