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Christmas is on the way

Father Christmas and The Ugly Sisters made an appearance at the PTFA Xmas Fayre on Sun 9 Dec in the Village Hall. Over £1000 was raised for the School and lots of folks of all ages joined in the carol singing.

Lou Knight says "Thank you to all of our wonderful helpers, guests, carol singers, Messy Church and businesses that donated prizes for the raffle .... we couldn't have done it without you."

The Ugly Sisters will be appearing in Cinderella at the Village Hall on 7 - 9 February. Tickets available soon.

And don't miss Carol Singing in the High Street, Monday 17 Dec, starting 6 PM at the Three Horseshoes. Everyone welcomed to come along and sing your favourite carols or just to say "Ho Ho Ho Ho"

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Community Church Services at St Phillips & St James'

Christmas Eve at 3.00pm - The ever popular Crib Service

Christmas Day at 10.30am - Family Holy Communion


Fraudsters love this time of year

Do come along to the next community coffee meeting at 10.00AM in the Three Horseshoes on 20 December to get some tips on how to stay safe online from the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

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Older Person's Concessionary Bus Pass

From 1 January 2019, not all buss passes will be renewed automatically.

Click HERE for details


Chicken Chasers Walk

CLICK HERE to read Jaimie's latest Chicken Chasers Walk report and find out the date of the Christmas Walk



The next PC meeting will be on Thursday 3 January 2019 in the Village Hall at 19.30 PM

CLICK HERE to find PC meeting information including agendas and minutes


SPEEDWATCH - Get a Free Yellow Safety Jacket

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Warminster Rural POLICE REPORT

Community Facebook Group
This is a 'closed' group which only villagers and honoured guests can join. The aim is to improve communication between as many villagers as possible.

Charlene Ridler who started the group for the Parish Plan Steering Group says:

"The Facebook community page is now well established with well over 280 members which means that probably well over half the village see the posts. It's a great way to 'chat' with other villagers about all sorts of things and find out about what's going on in the village. Many of our older villagers who may not be able to get out and about as much as they would like are finding it particularly helpful"

Because it's a closed community group only people accepted by the group administrators can use our Facebook page. Also, if there were to be any inappropriate posts, they would immediately be removed.

Charlene adds, "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
  • share photos of the village

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 contact us here CONTACT.

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 Dec 2018

STAY SAFE - Join Community Messaging

phil holiheadParish Councillor Phil Holihead says


What is Community Messaging?
Community Messaging is a key component of how Wiltshire Police communicate with communities.

When you sign-up you get:
  • FREE messages from your local police officers about policing and crime matters in your area
  • You receive the messages by email, text or voicemail
  • You can choose which organisations to receive messages from and the type of information you receive
  • Currently messages are being sent by Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire and Swindon Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud and Horse and Farm Watch. Potentially other partner agencies will be added in the future
  • You can reply to messages from your local officers to help them better police your area, such as by responding to police appeals for information
  • You can also join a neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area or request to start a new one

You can find Community Messaging at https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk

Phil Holihead is the Parish Council lead for Neighbourhood Watch

Post updated 25 Oct 2017

ACTION FRAUD - Improve your Internet Security in 2 minutes

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posted 16 January 2018

FIRE ALARMS - How many 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

SUN 9 DEC - Christmas Fayre in the Village Hall

Friends of Chapmanslade
invite you to their Xmas Fayre

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This is an important fund raising event so do come along and support the school
Refreshments available.

FRI 14 DEC - Carols in the Barn


Carols in The Barn

6pm, Manor Farm, Corsley

Do come along and sing your favourite carols in this wonderful setting

MON 17 DEC - Carols along Chapmanslade High Street


Carols in the High Street

Meet at 6pm at the Old Post Office (opposite the pub)

Finish about 8pm for Carols and mince pies in the Three Horseshoes

Do come along and sing your favourite carols accompasnied by David on the accordion.

Everyone welcome - including children and dogs

SAT 29 DEC - Chicken Chasers Walk at 1.30 pm

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Saturday 29th December, 1.30 PM

Walk off some of that Christmas excess and enjoy our glorious countryside.

The walk of about 3 miles will start and finish at the Three Horseshoes for a well deserved pint or cup of Ben's finest coffee.

All are welcome, including younger chicken chasers and dogs.

Please wear suitable walking boots or wellies as there may be some muddy sections.


For more details contact Jaimie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THUR 3 JAN - Parish Council Meeting at 7.30PM


The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on THURSDAY 3 JANUARY starting at 7.30pm.

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

See the Meeting Agenda HERE

EVERY TUESDAY at 10AM - History Group meetings


The Chapmanslade History Group meet every Tuesday at 10.00am at The Three Horseshoes.

The History Group, lead by our very own local Historian, Joyce Jefferson, research the history of the village with the aim of producing a book in the not too distant future.

Joyce says "We're a very friendly and informal group, so if you are interested in village history, why not come along and join us when you can make it. Just turn-up at 10.00am and enjoy a warm welcome and a cup of Ben's coffee."

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY - Monthly Coffee Mornings

Do come along to the 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.

Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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




1 February


Philís 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