Poundbury Boule - Copyright Lara Jane Thorpe

Community Clubs & Associations

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.

Poundbury Residents Association

The PRA is for all residents of Poundbury and is managed by a committee of local residents and business owners who are passionate about the community spirit in Poundbury and want to make Poundbury a great place to live, work and play.

The new committee is keen to represent all sections of the community. The open meetings held every three months are a very good forum for information and consultation. The PRA plans events and work alongside with the Poundbury business community.

There is no membership fee to join the residents association. To join either contact the PRA by emailing enquiries@poundburyresidentsassociation.co.uk, by social media or by using the post box at The Brace of Butchers, Poundbury.


    The Jubilee Hall
    Poundbury Christmas Market team 2
    Square dance in Poundbury
    BBQ time at the Brace of Butchersa