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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




This meeting will discuss Lochailort's latest full planning application No. 18/06223/FUL.

See the Meeting Agenda



Wiltshire Council have issued a tempory road closure notice for Huntenhull Lane to enable Wessex Water to install a washout. The Notice comes into effect as of 6 Aug 2018.

See the NOTICE HERE                See a PLAN HERE 


A Wonderful Weekend in Chapmanslade

Village Fun Day & BBQ a Great Success

Read all about it HERE

bbq 2018 poster bbq 2018 sack race



Chapmanslade Explorer Trail 2018 Creates a Real Buzz in the Village

What a great day - 22 exhibits, 350 trailblazers, and over £1850 raised for the village

Sunday 10 June was Explorer Trail day in the village. This was the second year this Village Voice event has been held. Last year had a Dinosaur Hunt theme, but this year the theme was Fables & Fairytales with 22 exhibits created along the High Street for all to see, starting and finishing at the Village Hall.

Trailblazers of all ages, many of the younger ones in fancy dress, made their way along the trail while collecting clues at each exhibit. All those who returned with a correctly completed trail leaflet were entered into a prize draw.

Congratulations to Paul Lawrence for winning the trophy for Best Exhibit.

See some photos and read all about the event HERE

exploer trail 2018 winning exhibit

explorer trail 2018 trailblazers


A Right Royal Send off for Dennis & Gwen

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Following their recent move to Frome, on Sunday 20 May, over 120 people of all ages gathered on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon on the Memorial Field at Chapmanslade Village Hall to thank Gwen and Dennis Barnard for the tremendous contribution they have given over many years to ‘God’s Own’ - the village of Chapmanslade.

Read all about the event and some history of Chapmanslade


village voice 7Fantastic Footpaths 

See a Chapmanslade Footpaths Map here 

The next Chicken Chasers walk is planned for Sunday 22nd July at 10.30am meeting at The Three Horseshoes.
As usual the walk will be around three miles. Well behaved dogs are always welcome.
Jamie says "We'd love to see lots more children on our next walk."
For more information contact Jaimie on 07740 473725

Great progress continues to be made to make our footpaths and bridleways more accessible with clearance of foliage and new kissing gates. Over 80% of our Fantastic Footpaths have now been adopted and surveyed by villagers.

A very useful meeting has been held with Wiltshire Council Rights of Way Officers to discuss our plans and identify useful contacts and resources.

chicken chasers walk no. 3

Denise Page reports:

"A big thank you to Jamie for organising such a great walk on Thursday evening, 21 June. He even arranged the weather, so that we could enjoy the splendid views around our wonderful village.

We all enjoyed a drink at the 'local' afterwards. Hopefully there will be more villagers on the next village ramble!"



LUXURY travel and leisure company Natural Retreats have held several drop-in sessions to discuss their plans for the former Thoulstone Park Golf Course.

thoulstonepark dropin chapmansladeAdam Gough, who ran the sessions, said "All feedback received so far will be collated and reviewed. We have also been looking at the results of the Village Questionnaire to understand the outcomes and whether some of these may be incorporated in the proposals."

The company are hopeful for a complex including accommodation, dining, and business space to be built on the site and are welcoming the public to share their views and ideas.

Although plans are in the early stages, discussions have already taken place with both Chapmanslade and Upton Scudamore Parish councils and Wiltshire Council.




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


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

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Events & Activities

Parish Council Meeting - Thur 26 July, 7.30PM

The next Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on THURSDAY 26 July starting at 7.30pm.

This is an extraordinary PC Meeting to discus the latest planning application for Barters Farm. Please come along and participate, speak your mind or just listen.

See the Meeting Agenda HERE.

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.
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