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Corsham arts centre and Devizes theatre still in need of financial help

A MUSIC and drama centre in Corsham is celebrating after receiving a grant of more than £18,000 from Arts Council England. 12 Jul 2020

Freemasons and villagers line streets for pub landlord's cortege

Steve Wragg 11 Jul 2020

Devizes schoolboy and big builders do bit to help hungry families

UNDER pressure foodbanks that are struggling to cope during the coronavirus emergency and looming economic crisis have been given a boost by a leading housebuilder. 11 Jul 2020

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. I am trying to photograph a cross-section of the community from the young to the elderly, those living on their own to large families. This is a sample of the work so far. I am still looking for people who are be willing to be photographed. It takes no more than 30 minutes and I keep to all the regulations around social distancing. If you live in Potterne and are willing to take part please contact me on 07904 965232 or email stuart.bridewell@gmail.com.

Having already been a subject, I can tell you that the process is safe and painless! You can see Stu's progress with his excellent project on his website, StuartBridewell.net. It's also well worth looking at Stu's other work. JM

REVIEW: Christine, our intrepid Potterne123.uk secret shopper, purchased two of these made-in-Potterne facemasks, and reports that they are smart and attractive, multi-layered and very carefully finished. The masks came neatly packed in a paper bag with instructions included.

Please support the Foodbank!

Please support the Foodbank!


Potterne Parish Council

Jubilee Cup Nominations 2019/2020

The Parish Council are seeking nominations for the Jubilee Cup. The Jubilee Cup is presented to an individual or an organisation from the village that has given their services to the community in the past year (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020).

Nominations should be sent to: clerk@potterne.info by Friday 24 July.

St Mary's Church Notices

St Mary's Church Notices

"St Mary's Church Notices" are now on the menu under "Organisations" or click this link:

"Where in Potterne?" Quiz 5 Winners!

Our new Quizmaster Steve Walker set very tricky questions in "Where in Potterne?" Quiz 5: Where were those characters on display? What was that huge anagram? And many more. The worth winners richly deserve the acclaim they're receiving.
Chief Quizmaster Jackie Sawyer and Quizmasters Dean House and Steve Walker are now having a well-deserved holiday - but we'll be back soon with "Where in Potterne?"
If YOU would like to be a Quizmaster, there are opportunities at Potterne123.uk! Please contact us at quiz@potterne123.uk.

Potterne Parish Magazine - July 2020

This is the Parish Newsletter for July 2020! Nesta Pudney is hoping that she and her team will be able to revert to a proper printed Parish Magazine next month.
(You can make it full-screen by clicking on the double-arrow icon at the bottom of the window.)

"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.

Potterne Good Neighbours

St Mary's Church, the George & Dragon Inn, Potterne Parish Council and Wiltshire Council have got together to help in the coronavirus crisis.

If you are self-isolating and need help with food shopping, picking up medicines, urgent errands, dog walking, or simply a friendly phone call, please get in touch - there are Good Neighbours covering all areas of Potterne, and their phone numbers are on the "How to get in contact" leaflet linked to the button below.

In addition, the George & Dragon Inn is providing take-away or delivered hot meals; their take-away menu, and a special over-65s menu, are linked below. (Menus updated 31 May 2020.) 

Every Wednesday, from 2pm to 3pm (note the changed times), there will be a Food Bank operating in the Village Hall - please also bring any donations during this time. If you need a food parcel, please contact your area Good Neighbour.

Click the buttons below to see the leaflets with all the information you need:

About Potterne123.uk

With us all staying at home, some in complete self-isolation, Potterne123.uk is designed to be a village magazine and notice-board to keep us all in touch.

From the start, Potterne123.uk has videos, photos and articles - and information about the superb "Good Neighbours" scheme being run by Rev Ali and her team. Furthermore, we have an online version of April's Parish Magazine. If you have anything that you think would be interesting to others in Potterne, do please send it to me.

I do hope you enjoy Potterne123.uk - perhaps you would like like to take part in our Forum (discussion board), which is private to Potterne residents? Full details are on the 'Join Forum' page.

Best wishes - and please keep safe,

John Mann

The Potterne123.uk Forum

If you have something to suggest - discuss - grumble about - or you just want a chat, the Potterne123.uk Forum is the place to go. You can access it via the link below, or via the main menu.

We are keeping the Forum private to Potterne residents, so you will need to log-in; full details of how to acquire a username and password are on the front page of the Forum.

On the Forum there is a Caption Competition - suggest a caption for a photograph, and the winner, chosen after the competition has run for a few days, gets to run the subsequent competition!

Join the Forum here.