Square dance in Poundbury

Living in Poundbury

More than a quarter of a century into the build, there are now more than 4,200 people living and 2,300 people working, in Poundbury. There are many community groups, societies and  clubs, involving drama, singing, hobbies, the WI, a popular weekly toddler playgroup, gardening and walking.

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.

In August the Dorset Food & Arts Festival is held in Queen Mother Square, attracting 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, evolving to meet people’s needs, desires and aspirations, and engendering civic pride.

A popular Christian community church relocated to Poundbury in 2018 to provide 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 residents, those working at Poundbury and visitors.

 
    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
 
 

POUNDBURY'S LATEST NEWS

CG FRY AND SON SITE MANAGER WINS NHBC SUPREME AWARD

CG FRY AND SON SITE MANAGER WINS NHBC SUPREME AWARD

Steve Walker, already a previous winner, has achieved a hat trick by winning again for 2020

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NORTH WEST QUADRANT

NORTH WEST QUADRANT

Some views of the design for the final stage of Poundbury, to the north west of Queen Mother Square, are now available.

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HABITAT ESTABLISHMENT CONTINUES

HABITAT ESTABLISHMENT CONTINUES

Preparing the Dukes Parade swale area for Spring growth

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