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The Parish Council met in the Village Hall on Thursday 22nd March to discuss the planning application for 39 new houses at Barters Farm.

Following an open session where members of the community shared their views, Parish Councillors expressed their own views before deciding to oppose the application as currently submitted. Click here for the PC's response.

Details of the application and submitted responses can be found on the Wiltshire Council Planning Application website: CLICK HERE and insert Application No. 18/00311/FUL.

In addition, the PC discussed items which should be included in the Section 106 submission (a planning agreement attached to a planning permission made between the local authority and the developer).

Friday 6 April is the last date for you to give your response 


village voice 7Fantastic Footpaths

The next Footpaths meeting will take place on Wednesday 4 April at 7PM upstairs in the Three Horseshoes. All are welcome - especially if you enjoy our footpaths and weren't able to come along to the first packed-out meeting. 

Adopt a Footpath: 50% of our Fantastic Footpaths have already been adopted by villagers. So there's plenty more to go around.

Chicken Chasers Walks: Following on from the first walk - which started in a snow blizzard - the next walk will be on Saturday 14th April at 2PM meeting at The Three Horseshoes. Again it will be around 3 miles.

Find out more at: Fantastic Footpaths




John Foster is on a quest. Here's his story

john 10k 2018Having just turned 50 I decided to attempt something I have never done before - to run a marathon.  To make it more interesting, I signed-up for 3 events:  The Longleat 10KM, Bath Half and then the Brighton Marathon.

I am raising money for 2 charities – The British Heart Foundation as they have supported my dad thorough his many heart problems and Muscular Dystrophy as they support many young children who are struggling with life-shortening conditions that mean they will not get the chance to live a long life like my dad.

The Longleat 10km was finished in 52mins (that's me in the photo taken by Terry Rose) and while the Bath Half was cancelled due to the snow, I ran a half marathon anyway across Salisbury Plain in 2hrs 12minutes.  Next-up is the Brighton Marathon...my training is going well and recently I ran 24.2 miles in the wind, snow and rain in 4hrs and 28mins.

Not long to go now before the Brighton marathon (Sunday 15 April) and really looking forward to it. Perhaps you'd consider helping me along by donating to one of my two chosen charities.

Many thanks

British Heart Foundation - http://www.justgiving.com/John-Foster33?utm_id=121

Muscular Dystrophy - http://www.justgiving.com/John-Foster32?utm_id=121



Your chance to make a real difference to one of the biggest problems in the village

Our well established Community Speed Watch team (CSW) need a coordinator. Duties not arduous, just needs a little time each month to set out the plan and support the CSW activities. Full training given.

Contact Phil Holihead: 01373 467288 or at 65 High St.


ACTIVE 10 - Walk your way to health

dsc01208One of the results from our village Questionnaire shows that all age groups want to keep fit and active. Results also show that most of us like living in Chapmanslade because of its location with lots of footpaths and walks.

So why not combine these two thoughts and take up the ACTIVE 10 challenge announced by the NHS and Public Health England.

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

Read more about ACTIVE 10 here



Hundreds of daffodill and crocus bulbs planted around the village by volunteers back in November are now bringing some wonderful colour to our street scene.

There's lots of new daffs around the Memorial Playing Field planted by volunteers, but in the photo on the left are Ian Buick and Chris Page, two of the Chapmanslade contingent of Frome Rotarians, who 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. Photo by Ernie Mckenna. The second photo, taken by Terry Rose, shows the result of their labours.

rotary bulb planting nov 2017

phone box bulbs 







On the last day at school before the Easter holidays, the school had a very special visitor

school visitor easter 2018 


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Affordable Housing to Rent for the over 50's at Corsley Heath

Available Summer 2018 at Baytree Close, Corsley Heath, Five x Two bed bungalows for the over 50s. Wiltshire Council will offer them on an affordable rented housing tenure.

Read more here           Read the brochure here


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Changes to Bus Services

Bus services operated by Frome Minibuses have changed as of 29 January 2018. Buses to/from Frome and Dilton Marsh to Westbury are now numbered 47 instead of 58 or 58C with updated timetables.

There is now a new peak-hour bus service X47.

Click here for more information


A3098 Temporary Road Closure from 4 - 21 April

Road Closure Notice for Tempory Closure of A3098 (part)

Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily A3098 (Part) Penknapp Road / Tower Hill, Dilton Marsh; from its junction with B3099 Tanyard Way to its junction with C235 The Hollow to enable Ringway to undertake works to amend traffic calming measures.


The work is now expected to start on 9 April 2018. It is anticipated that the closure will be required until 21 April 2018.

Road Closure Notice

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 "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."

Phil has also posted the Contacts List on the Chapmanslade Community Facebook page and the information has since been republished in the Bridge Magazine.

updated 16 January 2018

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 ...


reposted 5 Oct 2017

Events & Activities

Village Hall AGM - Tuesday 10 Apr at 8PM

Chapmanslade Village Hall A.G.M. 

We are holding our A.G.M. at Chapmanslade Village Hall on Tuesday 10 April at 8PM. Please come along! The hall has had huge improvements made over the last few years, and is an excellent village amenity.

It would be great if we could find some new committee members. We meet once a month in The Three Horseshoes, so you can enjoy a drink while we chat!! We hold several popular events a year, which are fun, as well as work!

It would be marvellous to see some new faces!  If you are new in the village it would be a great way to meet you, and for you to make new friends. If you do not want to be on the committee, we already have a list of volunteers who come along and help, and you may wish to add your name!

Looking forward to seeing you all on 10th April – you know where and when, and with lighter evenings there will be no excuse not to attend

Contact Frank Lake on 01373 832678 for more information.

AGM & Parish Council Meeting - Thursday 12 April, 7.30PM

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the VILLAGE HALL on Thursday 12 April, following the Annual General Meeting which will start at 7.30pm.

Please come along and participate, speak your mind or just listen.

See Parish Council Meetings Info for the agenda.

Chicken Chasers Walk - 2PM Saturday 14 April

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Saturday 14th April, 2PM

The walk will start and finish at the Three Horseshoes for a well deserved pint or cup of Ben's finest coffee

It'll be about 3 miles with a circular route around lots of our lovely countryside. You'll need good walking boots or wellies as there are muddy sections. It is a bit hilly in parts so there may be some effort involved - but not too much.

Well behaved dogs (and children) most welcome. For more details contact Jamie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fun Quiz - Sat 28 April



Saturday 28th April

7-00 for 7-30pm start 

Licensed Bar                Hot supper 

Tickets £10 

From Denise    01373 832485  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Ken    01373 832034 

Please purchase tickets in advance to reserve your supper!

Proceeds to Chapmanslade Hall improvement fund

Please come along and have an enjoyable evening

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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




1 February


Phil’s contacts with local TV & Radio

1 March



5 April

 Gay & Denise

Mere. Brush display. Lunch & Walk

3 May

Gill Macey

Born Free Talk

7 June

Jan Sargison


5 July


BoA guided walk?  TBC

2 August

Jenny?   +

Try to arrange Guide Dog or Hearing dogs talk

6 September

Sarah & Jackie

Modern birthing

4 October


OperationChristmas Shoebox appeal

1 November


Southampton trip

6 December

Sheila or Denise

Theatre trip?

10 January 2019


Pub Meal?

updated 1st Feb 2018

Monthly Coffee Mornings - Every 3rd Thursday, 10am, in the pub

Do come along to our monthly Church & Community Coffee Mornings 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.

Future Dates for Village Hall Events

Chapmanslade Village Hall Events for 2018

Please put the following dates in your diary

Also, if you are planning an event in the village during 2018, please be aware that these dates have already been booked for the Village Hall.
Barbecue         24th June

Cream Teas    5th August

Quiz               17th November

Please contact Denise Page at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 832485 for further details

updated 11 Jan 2018