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THEATRE REVIEW: David Mamet's Oleanna still manages to inflame passions

IN 1992 an American author called John Gray published a very popular book called Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus which sold more than 15 million copies. 23 Jun 2021


"My true life hero" - Happy Father's Day to Wiltshire dads

We asked for your messages to your dad for Father's Day, and we got some amazing stories. 17 Jun 2021


Iford Manor bounces back with second live music festival

IFORD Manor near Bradford on Avon is once again running its popular Bounceback Festival for the second year in succession. 20 Jun 2021


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Potterne Parish Council*

Vacancy on the Potterne Parish Council

Potterne Parish Council needs three new Councillors if you think you would like to take the wishes of the Parish Neighbourhood Plan forward and are over 18 years of age contact the Clerk on 01380... 10 May 2021


Walking on farm land

A plea from our landowners COVID has meant that more and more people are taking the opportunity to walk through our gorgeous countryside but, unfortunately, not everyone is following the rules. The... 09 Apr 2021


National lockdown: stay at home

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast. Do not leave your home unless necessary. 1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it. 07 Jan 2021


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Spare Laptop or Tablet?

Spare Laptop or Tablet?

Potterne resident Jackie Sawyer has written to Potterne123.uk to ask us to let everyone know that, if you have a spare laptop or tablet, Five Lanes School would be very happy if you would like to donate it. Five Lanes use Potterne-based company Oakford Technology to re-commission laptops and tablets so they are checked and safe for staff and pupils to use.
If you have a disused laptop or tablet, simply phone Louise, the Admin Officer at Five Lanes School, on 01380 723565. You can either take the item to the school in Worton, or Jackie Sawyer would be happy to collect and deliver - in a suitably distanced way, of course.

Potterne - A Village in Lockdown

Potterne - A Village in Lockdown

Stuart Bridewell says: "As a photographer I felt it right to record, through imagery, the way this Wiltshire village has coped with the current pandemic and what effect it has had on us all. I’ve been bowled over by the resilience, kindness, selflessness and generosity that the majority of villagers have displayed."

See Stuart Bridewell's excellent photographic record of "A Village in Lockdown" on his website here:
https://www.stuartbridewell.net/potterne-avillageinlockdown
Sunday, 16th May 2021at 2:30 for 2:50 pmat the Potterne War Memorial

Sunday, 16th May 2021
at 2:30 for 2:50 pm
at the Potterne War Memorial


This coming weekend,
the Royal British Legion celebrates its 100th anniversary. On Saturday 15th May, there will be a national celebration including a livestream from the Cenotaph and flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The Potterne branch of the RBL will be celebrating the anniversary on Sunday 16th May, gathering at 2:30 pm to start at 2:50 pm, when Rev Ali Bridewell will conduct a short service at the War Memorial which will include the handing-over of Potterne RBL's standard by retiring Standard Bearer Terry Bryant.

As we gradually emerge from lockdown, Branch Chairman John Chandler hopes that all RBL members will attend, and invites residents of Potterne to celebrate RBL100 with us.

We will be observing strict COVID rules for outdoor services: "When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times." Please abide by the rules and wear a facemask where applicable.

The button below opens the Royal British Legion website with more information about RBL100.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RBL100

Bringing high speed Fibre Broadband to Potterne - please help!

The day-to-day lives of the majority of people depend increasingly on the internet - for email and web browsing, but also for television, telephone, gaming, business and home-working.
Imagine that you need to move to home-working - or a potential purchaser of your house does - and your internet connection is too slow. You ask to have your connection upgraded to fibre (FTTC), but that’s impossible because Potterne hasn’t had a fibre infrastructure installed.
The result is that you simply cannot do what you want to do - or your purchaser can’t, which means that your sale falls through.
To everyone’s benefit, we must ensure that Potterne does not end up in the internet slow-lane!

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
The George & Dragon Inn:Take-away Mealsduring Lockdown

The George & Dragon Inn:
Take-away Meals
during Lockdown

On Friday and Saturday evenings, and for Sunday lunch, the George & Dragon Inn is providing an extensive menu of take-away meals.

**NEW** (22 Jan) - the Over-65s Menu is back!
Wednesday and Friday Lunchtimes, 12:00 to 1:30pm

We do delivery too! (Potterne only)
Please click the buttons below to see the menus...
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The

Potterne

Mummers

It's not been a happy Christmas for the Potterne Mummers. Click the button to see their page, watch their video, and find out more...

"St Mary's Potterne"
- an aerial video by Brian Teeder

Local helicopter pilot Brian Teeder made this superb aerial video of St Mary's Church, Potterne, to say "thank you" to Rev David and Ann Howard when they left Potterne.
(Brian is presently working on a new aerial video of Potterne, and has promised that we can premiere it on Potterne123 when it's finished.)
Make the video full-screen by clicking the full-screen icon at the bottom of the YouTube player.