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Gazette & Herald*

Chippenham Future Relief Road protests gather support

PROTESTS are mounting against a £75 million scheme to provide Chippenham with a new road. 25 Feb 2021

Rise of covid cases in Devizes lead to complacency fears

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

Families plea for peace over Furlong Close

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*

Census 2021 – Your questions answered

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

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

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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:

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!

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.

A Special Edition Quiz for Half-Term!

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!)



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.