• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade

WELCOME to our village website. Created by voluntary help, this site aims to help people living in and around our village get involved with community activities and keep in-touch with what’s happening. Please look around the website and contribute where you can. There are more things going on than you may realise.

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ABOUT OUR VILLAGE.  Chapmanslade is a vibrant and friendly Wiltshire village populated with some 675 happy souls. Situated in wonderful countryside on the border with Somerset, the Village stretches both sides along the road between Westbury and Frome, some 3 miles from Warminster. Chapmanslade enjoys it's own Pub, Church, School, Pre-schools, Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Children’s Playground, together with many local clubs, societies, activites and small businesses. There are numerous footpaths with walks through the countryside to our sister village Corsley, to the imposing Cley Hill and to the Longleat estate, not forgetting walks through our very own Black Dog Wood.

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Community Facebook Group launched

A Chapmanslade Community Facebook Group has been started with the aim of improving communication between as many people as possible in the village.

Charlene Ridler, who is a member of the Chapmanslade Community Plan steering group, started the Facebook group in response to ideas put forward during recent 'Voice of the Village' meetings. Charlene says, "it's a great way to 'chat' with group members and find out about what's going on in the village."

Also, says Charlene, "Because it's a closed community group, only people accepted by the group administrator can see our message posts. We've already got 51 members signed-up and it's becoming a very active group with lots of posts. One of the things we are using the Facebook group for is to get as many ideas as possible for making Chapmanslade a better place to live - for everyone in the village."

So why not apply to 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.

Posted by Terry Rose, 7 Nov 2016

Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE

Phil Jefferson reports. "Despite my Bridge article there will now be a Council meeting on the 15th December."

A company called Natural Retreats are planning to build a "sustainable leisure community" at Thoulstone and they are coming to tell us about all their plans. It should make for an interesting meeting so please do come along to the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

The next scheduled Parish Council meeting will be held on 12 January 2017 at 7.30PM in the village hall.

Just Issued - Phil Jeffereson's report on the Parish Council's activites during November 2016 (as published in the December issue of the Bridge magazine).

Latest Local Policing Report published

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Debbie Robbins, our local PCSO has published the November 2016 Community Policing Report for our area.

In the report Debbie gives an update on the new Community Policing Team (CPT) model rolled out this autumn.

Heard about Community Messaging?

What is it?
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 and Action Fraud. This will soon be extending to include other watch schemes, including Horse and Farm Watch, and potentially partner agencies 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
Sign-up to the Community Messaging forum at https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk

Posted by Terry Rose, 12 June 2016. Re-posted 7 Nov 2016

Events & Activities

Fun Quiz, Sat 26 Nov - EVENT REPORT

The annual FUN QUIZ was held on Saturday evening, 26th November, in the village hall.

Yet again a hall full of teams of four (with some managing to sneak in a few more) were hoping that Jeremy's questions wouldn't test our knowledge too much, but no such luck.

Frank Lake, chair of the Village Hall Committee, thanked everyone who helped to put-on and support the evening, especially Jeremy and his team as well as Wendy, Carol, and Denise for the food, and Adam and Pete for looking after the bar. Gemma also did a great job selling raffle tickets.

Picture of the night was Adam picking-up the wooden spoons for his team - if only he hadn't spent so much time in the bar!

Christmas Coffee Morning - Saturday 10 Dec

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Corsley & Chapmanslade Churches

cordially invite you to their

Christmas Coffee Morning

10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Saturday 10th December

Godswell Grove Farm, Chapmanslade

by kind permission of Andrew and Annie Campbell

Chrismas-themed Bring and Buy

Stalls: Barty's, Phoenix Trading, Pearl's Jewellery Designs

50/50 Club Draw


Admission £2 (includes coffee and mince pies)

School PTFA Xmas Fayre - Sat 10 Dec

Chapmanslade School PTFA
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

Lots of local traders and crafters will be displaying their goods, including

Debbie & Tina from Believe Gifts UK
Granny Jans Grown Up Jams
Nicola Cretney from Neil's Yard ethically sourced organic beauty products

Fantastic ideas for Xmas gifts and lovely pieces for your home

A great chance to do some Christmas shopping, meet Santa, a raffle etc.

Refreshments available.

Messy Advent Church - Sunday 11 Dec

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Next Community Coffee Morning - Thur 15 Dec

Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning 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.

Community Coffee Mornings are held the third Thursday of every month in the pub.

'Special' Parish Council Meeting - Thur 15 Dec

There will now be a Parish Council meeting on Thursday 15th December at 7.30PM in the Village.

A company called Natural Retreats are planning to build a "sustainable leisure community" at Thoulstone and they are coming to tell us about all their plans. It should make for an interesting meeting.

Carol Singing in the High Street - Mon 19th Dec

 Carol Singing in the High Street from 6.00 pm

Raising funds for The Children's Society

Everyone welcome - especially the kids.

Meet at the old post office (opposite the Three Horseshoes).

Christmas Services in the Church

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 Your Christmas Services
St Philip and St James Church
Do come along and join us for our Chrismas Services

Everyone Welcome
Saturday 24th
Crib Service at 3.30pm
Sunday 25th
Christmas Day Family Eucharist at 10.30 am

Santa arrives early - Thursday 22nd Dec

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Santa arrives early in Chapmanslade

Frome Rotary and Frome Lions Float will tour the village in the evening.