• 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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News

Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE
Latest Local Policing Report published

Debbie Robbins, our local PCSO has published the August 2016 Community Policing Report for our area covering Child Sexual Exploitation, Local Crimes and Advice, and Communication.
 

A New Plan for Chapmanslade?

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.

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: 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

Wilshire Council issue Public Health Briefing

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Emily Kavanagh, Business Lead, Public Health for Wiltshire Council, has issued the latest (July) Public Health Briefing Note covering; Tackling Obesity, E-coli Outbreak Update, Child Car Seats, Sexual Health, Shingles & Meningococcal Disease Vaccines, and other items. Read it here.
 
Posted by Terry Rose, 8 Aug 2016

Police ALERT- On-line Selling Fraud

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People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead. 
 
The fraudster then sends a fake payment confirmation email from a different email address, one which falsely purports to be from a payment platform. In the course of the email exchange, the seller/victim is requested to pay the courier fee. Once the payment is made the contact is broken, the item is not picked up and the money paid for the ‘courier’ is gone. 
 
An example of the most recent emails received by the victim/seller, from the ‘Buyer’, read:
 
“I want you to consider this a deal as I am willing to pay your full asking price! I actually want to buy it for a family member who is urgently in need of it, I have checked through your posting and I'm fully satisfied with it. Unfortunately, I would not be able to come personally to view/collect, I work offshore as an instructor on a oil rig so I dont have time at all, but like I said I am 100% OK with the advert”
 
Protect Yourself:
  • Be wary when buyers wish to purchase items at the full asking price without viewing them. 
  • Check the validity of the payment receipt confirmation
  • Avoid paying an advanced fee if you are a seller; should you choose to use a courier, arrange your own.
  • Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller/buyer. Feedback will give you useful information about recent transactions other buyers/sellers have made.
  • If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Events & Activities

Messy Olympics - Wednesday 17 August

Cley Hill Churches 'Messy Church' will be holding a Messy Olympics on Wednesday 17 August, from 2pm to 4.30pm at Chapmanslade Village Hall and field.
 
There will be lots of Olympic themed team games for all ages and abilities - either outside or inside depending on the weather - with Opening, Closing and Medal Ceremonies.
 
Stay and enjoy tea at the end with hot dogs, pizza, cakes and drinks for everyone.
 

Community Coffee Morning - Thursday 18 Aug

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.

Songs of Praise, 28 Aug Corsley Showgrounds

Songs of Praise

a multi-denominational celebration of your favourite hymns
 
5PM, Sunday 28th August at the Corsley Showground.

Ian Buick says, "If you would like to come and there is a hymn you would like us to sing, please contact me on 01373 832318 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

Corsley Show - Bank Holiday Monday, 29th

This year's Corsley Show takes place as usual on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August.
 
For full details check-out the Corsley Show website: http://www.corsleyshow.org.uk