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Chippenham pensioner tells how she “just froze” during an attack by out of control dog

A pensioner has described how she “just froze” as she was bitten several times in a Chippenham park by a dog that was out of control and running around. 18 Jan 2021

Firms offer volunteer drivers to help with vaccine roll out after call from Devizes MP

Local businesses are leading the way in finding volunteer drivers to get people to vaccination centres after teaming up with Devizes MP Danny Kruger and Community First. 18 Jan 2021

REVEALED: The Devizes areas earmarked for future development

People throughout Devizes and the surrounding area can now have their say on the Local Plan review, and the Gypsy and Travellers Plan, as the consultations begin this week. 18 Jan 2021

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Important – Coronavirus in Potterne

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

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

Get prepared for Census 2021

Census Day will be Sunday 21 March 2021 This page will be updated as we received information. Find out more at Census 2021 General information 12 Nov 2020

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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:

Important - Coronavirus in Potterne

Potterne Parish Council has asked us to make the following announcement:

7/1/2021 - 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 spreading.

We are aware of at least eight residents who have tested positive in the past few days. We wish all those with the virus a speedy recovery, and encourage all residents to be extra-careful in following the rules. It only takes one initial contact to spread the virus quickly to a large number of people, and those who have the virus have been most surprised by how easy it is to catch.


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. Click the button to see the menu...




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...

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!

"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.