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Nigel Brown reports "Following from the Village Voice questionnaire, we are in the process of developing a Parish Plan. This will give an overview of the village and state how we want it to be in 5 years’ time.

It could help with planning applications, bringing facilities to the village and help develop our sense of community even further.

However, the team needs help!

You don’t need great expertise, but if you can join a small group putting information together under one of the headings below, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , as soon as possible indicating on which heading(s) you wish to help."

The Parish Profile 
• Roads, Pavements, Traffic and Transport 
• The Natural Environment
• Facilities and Utilities 
• Housing and Development 
• Education 
• Social and Community Issues


cinderellaExciting news from Chapmanslade Players

The next Panto is going to be Cinderella!

Lou Knight says "We're very excited that following the great success of Old Mother Hubbard, The Players have decided that Cinderella will be our next production. There will be 4 performances this time with dates being Thurs 7th to Sat 9th Feb 2019." 

Lou also says that the new stage lighting in the Village Hall, which is looking fabulous, will make such a difference.


Auditions will be held on Wednesday 26th Sept at 6.30pm in the church. Please come along if you are at all interested.

If anyone can’t make this date, Lou will try to sort out an alternative.

All audition info and character descriptions will be posted on the village website in due course but in the meantime if anyone would like a copy of the script to read, email Lou.

Lou says "We look forward to seeing you on the 26th." 😃



There is all sorts to do......scenery, refreshments, hair and make-up, advertising, tickets, program, costumes, finance, lighting, sound and as the list is rather long, we'd be grateful of any help and you can always team up (feel free to invite/encourage others). You don't have to have any experience, just be willing to get stuck in and have fun.


Dates for your diaries...

Rehearsals: Thurs evenings 7-10pm with additional Sunday afternoons from the new year.


CONTACT LOU KNIGHT at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PARISH COUNCIL MEETING, THURSDAY 30 AUGUST in the Village Hall at 07.30pm

This meeting will discuss two Planning Applications:


  • 18/07098FUL Fairview Farm 122 High Street
  • 18/07234/FUL 49 High Street

See the Meeting Agenda


village voice 7Fantastic Footpaths 

See a Chapmanslade Footpaths Map here 


The next Chicken Chasers walk is planned for Sunday 16 September at 10.30am meeting at The Three Horseshoes

As usual the walk will be around three miles. Young Chicken Chasers and well behaved dogs are always welcome.

For more information contact Jaimie on 07740 473725


A lovely summers evening greeted the Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers on their summers evening walk in August. The group of ten including two special guests from Corsley, ambled along the village lanes and footpaths with sunset captured from a hillside vantage point overlooking the Wiltshire and Somerset countryside beyond, before finishing at the pub with a pint of Ben's finest ale.

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Sewer Repairs at the Village Hall

...It's all about gentle bends

Adam Oakley Reports

After a disasterous flooding of the village hall several years ago destoyed the new hall village hall sewer repairs 2018floor the Village Hall committee have spent hours of their valuable time monitoring the sewers that flow from the hall to prevent the flooding from happening again.

Numerous times catastrophy has been overted by the dogged determination of the ‘sewage crew’ to keep the slops running free!

Roy ‘Free Flow’ Coleman and Frank ‘splish splosh’ Lake with the help of Chris ‘flusher’ Page have kept the drains flowing and unjammed numerous blockages to prevent another flood from damaging the replacement floor.

Finally, after several failed attempts to solve the problem the cause was identified and work has carried out to smooth out the bends. New trenches have been dug to allow the waste to flow freely and the manhole has been repositioned.

Local village builder Paul Lawrence has been head of the works and has made a first class job. So thanks to the 'sewage crew' the community can spend a penny with the understanding that all is flowing freely below their feet.



ACTIVE 10 - Walk your way to health

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 about ACTIVE 10 here


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

Join the Village Facebook Group

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 Facebook group for the Village Plan Steering Group says:

"The Facebook community page is now well established with over 200 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 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 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 May 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

Parish Council Meeting - Thur 30 Aug, 7.30PM

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on THURSDAY 30 Aug starting at 7.30pm.

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

See the Meeting Agenda HERE.

Chicken Chasers Walk - Sun 16 Sept, 10.30am

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Sunday 16th September, 10.30AM

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

Well behaved dogs most welcome and we'd like to see a lot more kids of all ages.
For more details contact Jaimie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Loose Women - 2018 Programme

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




1 February


Phils 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

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.
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

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.

History Group meetings - Tuesdays, 10.00am


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."