Latest News from the
Gazette & Herald*
PROTESTS are mounting against a £75 million scheme to provide Chippenham with a new road. 25 Feb 2021
Covid-19 cases in pockets of Wiltshire have risen substantially according to the latest public figures – leading to reminders for people to stick to the guidance. 25 Feb 2021
A WAR of words between Wiltshire Council and charity Hft has resulted in desperate families offering a white flag in a bid for progress. 25 Feb 2021
Latest News from
Potterne Parish Council*
What is the Census? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. All kinds of organisations, from local... 17 Feb 2021
While Potterne, in common with much of the South-West, has until now thankfully avoided much of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been made aware that Coronavirus is now within our community and... 07 Jan 2021
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
See Stuart Bridewell's excellent photographic record of "A Village in Lockdown" on his website here:
Bringing high speed Fibre Broadband to Potterne - please help!
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!
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.
A Special Edition Quiz for Half-Term!
You can download Jackie Sawyer's special, brand-new, HALF-TERM QUIZ by clicking the button below, or alternatively you can pick up printed copies from the shop in Silver Street or Five Lanes School.
(For more quizzes, look in the menu for Gallery - Quizzes!)
NOTE: THIS QUIZ IS FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE - OLDIES WILL FIND IT MUCH TOO DIFFICULT
The George & Dragon Inn:
**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...
"St Mary's Potterne" - an aerial video by Brian Teeder
(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.