Square dance in Poundbury

Living in Poundbury

Nearly a quarter of a century into the build, there are now more than 3,800 people living and 2,306 people working in Poundbury. There are various community groups such as drama clubs, a choir, hobby clubs, WI, a popular weekly toddler playgroup, gardening and walking groups.

There are two different allotments with their own societies and a thriving business community, who often arrange events for local residents such as Christmas markets, Easter egg hunts and community picnics.

Every August the Dorset Food & Arts Festival is held in Queen Mother Square, which attracts thousands of people to this popular event promoting local artisan food and drink. The early involvement of the local businesses and residents has helped to create a place with a strong community spirit, which meets people’s needs, desires and aspirations, and engenders civic pride.

A popular Christian community church relocated to Poundbury in 2018 and provides space for community groups as well as worship. Another community space open for reflection is The Quiet Space, set up by the local Christian churches and available to the community.

 
    Enjoying refreshments at Bonjour Cafe
    The Dorset Wine Comany at Queen Mother Square, Poundbury
    The Duchess of Cornwall Inn, The Dorset Wine Company, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury
    Poundbury Christmas Market team 2
    Dorset Food & Arts Festival in Queen Mother Square
    Easter egg hunt in the Buttermarket
    Easter egg hunt in the Buttermarket
    Community event in Poundbury
    Poundbury allotments
 
 

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