• 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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A New Plan for Chapmanslade?


The last major plan for Chapmanslade was set out more than 12 years ago and given the title CHAPCAP (Chapmanslade Community Action Plan). It resulted in many positive initiatives, improvements and activities happening around the village. (for example; the childrens playground, a youth club, Speed Watch group, Tree and hedge planting, Neighbourhood watch, Recycling and more) One of the reasons CHAPCAP was so successful was because many volunteers helped in the process and everyone in the village could be involved.

We're doing it again!

ChapCAP 12 years ago worked because a wide cross section of the village was involved generating ideas and discussion. The Parish council has decided to repeat the process but the intention this time around is to create a 'rolling plan' where the achievements and results are reported back to residents and the plan is revisited and revised every 3 or 4 years.

The key to success is getting as many people as possible involved.

During September a meeting at the village hall will be held where village residents can find out more about the process. We hope to decide then what sort of plan we will embark on. We will explain the task ahead and the work involved. If you think you might like to help, get involved or just learn more please come along and support the future of your village.

If you would like to be involved please call Adam 832437 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website seeks reporters

Are you a budding reporter / journalist?

Chapmanslade Village Website is seeking volunteer reporters who from time to time can feed us news stories that will keep us all informed and perhaps amused.

We're looking for folks, young and a little older, who are regularly around the village and happy ask a few questions and take a few snaps on a camera phone. The stories may very well not be earth shattering but they are about where we live and what's happening now. Perhaps you have a special interest, or are willing to find out what's going on at the School, the Church, the Village Hall or the Pub?

If you would like to help or you have a story or pictures that we could use, now's the time to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Council News

Read about the Election of councillors, Fracking, Planning applications, The Village Plan, lots more - and even bluebells in Blackdog wood in Phil Jefferson's May 2016 PC newsletter.


Heard about Community Messaging?

What is it?
Community Messaging is a key component of how Wiltshire Police are looking to improve the flow of information between communities and the police.

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

BE AWARE: Burglars About

Wiltshire Police has issued the following crime reports on the Wiltshire Community Messaging system regarding break-ins to sheds and a garage in recent days. The crimes took place between 09.18 and 10.47AM.

Whilst crime in Chapmanslade is rare, please take whatever precautions you can. Phil Holihead, the Parish Council lead for Neighbourhood Watch said, "If you see anything suspicious contact Wiltshire Police immediately on 101."
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Crime - Burglary


29/06/2016 09:18
Forest Walk, Chapmanslade - unknown suspect forced a padlockby unknown means to the victim's wooden garden shed in order to gain entry. Nothing taken.

Huntenhull Green, Corsley - An unknown suspect has entered via a gate at location and has broken a lock to gain access to a garage stealing a bike helmet and a boxed security light.

High Street, CHAPMANSLADE - Unknown suspect has gained entry to the victim’s shed by breaking padlock from door. Once inside they have stolen a strimmer, goggles and ear muffs. The padlock has also been taken.
Have you signed up to receive your own email alerts yet? See the Community Messaging NEWS item above.

Posted by Terry Rose, 30 June 2016

BE AWARE: Ticks About!

Regular walkers probably know that we all need to be 'tick aware' when enjoying our lovely countryside, reports Peter Mundy of the West Wilts Ramblers.
If you have worries about Ticks please see the following very helpful leaflet from Wiltshire Council.
Posted by Terry Rose, 20 July 2016

Events & Activities

Community Coffee Morning - Thursday 21 July

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.

Free Summer Holiday Sports for Kids 5-11

Fun in the Sun at Corsley Playing Fields for Children 5-11
Fun in the Sun is a FREE fun activity programme delivered by Wiltshire Council's Sports Development team aimed at providing sports sessions for young people across the county.
Sports provided may change on a week by week basis but will include tag rugby, cricket, football, dodgeball, tennis, rounders, athletics and ream activities.
Sessions will take place at the Corsley Memorial Playing Field on THURSDAYS - 28 JULY, 4, 11 and 18 August.

For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/sportsdevelopment.

Elizabethan Evening - Saturday 6th August


This year's much awaited theatrical extravaganza, The Elizabethan Evening at Manor Farm, Corsley, comes over all Cornwellian and a bit seasidey with it's presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruggigore, performed by the outstanding Illyria Theatre Company. All proceeds go to local charities.

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Now in it's 14th year, The Elizabethan Evening is an annual community event of open-air theatre, supper and musical merriment, held in the beautiful grounds and surroundings of historic Manor Farm.

Seating is provided and refreshments will be available from the licenced bar as well as coffee during the interval. Those with supper tickets will be seated on benches with fellow diners. Alternatively, bring a picnic.

Ticket Prices: Adults £14, Children 5-16 years £7, Two course supper £8 (booked in advance)

Gates open: 5.30pm, Supper: 6.00-7.00pm, Performance starts at 7.30pm.

To book phone 01373 832113 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Croquet and Cream Teas - Sunday 7th August

Croquet and Cream Teas

A wonderful afternoon of relaxing fun is planned for all ages on Sunday 7th August, 2:30 onwards at the village hall.

Come and join in the fun - this is Croquet for beginners - however, serious players are very welcome to show the rest of us how it's done!

We'll also have Boules and maybe a game of Rounders if we need to wear out the children.

The other part of the afternoon is the Cream Teas with Wendy's delicious home made scones. Savoury and sweet toppings, teas and a well stocked bar.

Do join us to bash a ball through some hoops or just to sit in the sun and relax.

August Parish Council Meeting Cancelled

The parish council meeting scheduled for Thursday 11 August has been cancelled.

The next PC meeting will now take place on Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda will be posted here in due course.

Contact Phil on 832845 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations Report

After a damp morning putting up the tents and gazebos Chapmanslade School Choir opened the party with their delightful singing of several carefully chosen songs to perform a fitting tribute to the Queen - including Happy Birthday Your Majesty!


The crowds soon arrived and enjoyed duck racing, egg throwing, skittles, making birthday cards, Beat the Buzzer, a bouncy castle and games organised by Active Trowbridge.

Meanwhile cakes arrived for the Bake Off competition which was judged by Alison Godwin and her friend, Clare and despite fierce opposition was won by Mrs. Queenie O’Sullivan. The cakes were then served to accompany teas and coffees, while Ben from The Three Horseshoes provided delicious pulled pork and a bar. There were no excuses to be hungry or thirsty!!

The arrival of Kapow Super Heroes and Princesses caused great excitement amongst the children (and some of the adults!!) Many photos were taken, while children chatted or just stood in awe of Spiderman, The Little Mermaid and Elsa!

There was great excitement at 5-30 pm when a drone flown by Richard and Kieran Garvey took photos and videos – which will soon be on the village website!

The night was still young, as the raffle was drawn and won by David Arthur, and the Tug o’Wars took place between various age groups.

Still enjoying food and drink, the party continued until Lou Knight, Chloe Johnson and Bex Mould took to the stage and enchanted us all with their beautiful singing. This was followed by our very own Cleyhill Stompers who entertained us all well into the night.

It was certainly a party to remember by young and old alike, and I am sure the queen wished she had been there in person to celebrate her birthday!!

Thanks must go to ALL the helpers, and people who so kindly donated cakes, who enabled the event to be such a resounding success. There are too many names to mention, but special thanks must go to Roy Colman (a relative newcomer to the village) for his superb organisation.

Click here to see some photos

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