Latest News from the
Gazette & Herald*
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
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
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
Latest News from
Potterne Parish Council*
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
Census Day will be Sunday 21 March 2021 This page will be updated as we received information. Find out more at www.census.gov.uk Census 2021 General information 12 Nov 2020
See Stuart Bridewell's excellent photographic record of "A Village in Lockdown" on his website here:
Important - Coronavirus in Potterne
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:
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!
"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.