Author Archives: Claire Massey

Wildflowers in Henry Smith Playing Fields

An area beneath the trees between the sluice and the skate park in Henry Smith Playing Fields was sown with wildflower seeds last Spring.  Can you find any of these wildflowers?

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Update to Coronavirus COVID-19 page

Our Coronavirus COVID-19 page has been updated with new information from Central Bedfordshire Council on accessing Safe Space if you are experiencing Domestic Abuse.  Click here and scroll to the Central Bedfordshire section to find out more.

Help raise £2,000 to Support Potton families during the COVID-19 Lockdown



Potton Community Help need your financial support

Potton Community Help are working hard to support those who are self-isolating due to the COVID19 virus, ranging from shopping, collecting prescriptions and other urgent supplies to making a friendly phone call and posting mail.

However, during the COVID19 Lockdown, many Potton families are going to suffer from short-term financial hardships leading to Food Poverty. Potton Town Council has set up and will manage a support fund to enable us to provide food for these families, working closely with the Potton Community Help coordinators and our current Community Agent and Community and Wellbeing Champion.

As we progress through this lengthy period of lockdown, we will need to raise further funds in order to support our Potton residents that have been severely affected financially. We are therefore asking you to help us by donating whatever you can afford to this JustGiving fund. All of the money raised will go towards supporting our Potton residents in their hour of need. £58 will feed a Potton family for one week (source – The Need Project).

Please give generously.

At the end of the pandemic, we will use any remaining funds to continue supporting Potton families in need.

Please avoid lighting bonfires

This is a plea to the communities of Bedfordshire from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We know that this is a difficult time for us all but we need to listen to what the government is telling us.  Everyday life has changed and we are all feeling the impact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on ourselves and our communities.  Because of this situation, our front line services are working harder than ever to keep our communities safe.

On Sunday 5 April, the BFRS attended 12 bonfires.  Two were serious fires; one a fire in a rear garden that spread to the property.  10% of the property was damaged by fire and 50% was damaged by smoke.  The other was a fire involving a large amount of building materials which was left unattended.  The home owner was located and advice given by the fire service and police.

Despite our guidance, people continue to light open fires, knowing the risks & damage to the environment.  We urge you to please stop.

Please do not light bonfires, keep your families safe.

Please listen to the message from Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W1hSrqSfio

Play Areas Closed

The play areas around Potton at Mill Lane Recreation Ground and Henry Smith Playing Fields are closed until further notice to prevent any unnecessary spread of COVID-19.  This includes the skatepark, outdoor gym and table tennis table at Henry Smith Playing Fields.

We ask that the public respect these closures and do not force the gates open.

Office Closed

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Town Council office is now closed until further notice.
Members of council staff and councillors can be contacted by email pottoncouncil@btconnect.com.  Councillors can be contacted by telephone whose numbers can be found on the Contact page.
The office answer machine will be checked for messages on a weekly basis.