Square dance in Poundbury

Living in Poundbury

Thirty years into the build, there are now more than 4,600 people living and 2,400 people working in Poundbury. There are many community groups, societies and clubs, involving hobbies and interests ranging from drama, singing, weekly Parkruns and quilting to the arts, WI, a popular weekly toddler playgroup, gardening and walking.

There are two areas of 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 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.

Jubilee Hall off Queen Mother Square, incorporating Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Hall from Weymouth, provides a venue for community events such as art exhibitions, and both artisan and farmers markets.

 

 
    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
    Community event in Poundbury
    Poundbury allotments
 
 

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