Latest News from the
Gazette & Herald*

Wiltshire men did it! Victorious Atlantic crossing.

They’ve done it! The Wiltshire men rowing the Atlantic in a 28ft boat have crossed the finish line. 19 Jan 2022

Children's toys health warning - Wiltshire Trading Standards

Wiltshire Trading Standards has issued warnings to the public not to buy or use three products, all made in China, which pose serious health risks – including a toy which could cause cancer in children. 17 Jan 2022

Malmesbury car dealer fined £5,980 for £99 fee fraud

A Malmesbury car trader fined for misleading customers by failing to include a mandatory fee in the price of vehicles advertised for sale has defended himself and revealed that the court case against him was based on a single complaint. 17 Jan 2022

Latest News from
Potterne Parish Council*

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

Bonfires during the COVID-19 outbreak

This is the advice provided by Wiltshire Council There is mounting evidence that fine particles contained in smoke and other combustion emissions can cause damage to health and aggravate other... 18 May 2020

Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus

Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their... 30 Apr 2020

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Spare Laptop or Tablet?

Spare Laptop or Tablet?

Potterne resident Jackie Sawyer has written to 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:
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.

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!

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...




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.