Community Clubs & Associations
More than a quarter of a century into the build, there are now more than 3,800 people living and 2,300 people working, in Poundbury. There is a range of community groups such as drama clubs, a choir, hobby clubs, WI, a popular weekly toddler playgroup, gardening and walking groups. The early involvement of the local businesses and residents has helped to create a place with a strong community spirit, meeting the needs, desires and aspirations of people and engendering civic pride.
There are two different allotments with their own societies and a thriving business community, who often arrange events for local residents such as the Christmas Market, Easter egg hunt and community picnics.
Every August the Dorset Food & Arts Festival is held in Queen Mother Square, a very popular event attracting thousands of people and promoting local artisan food and drink.
A strongly supported 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, established by the local Christian churches and available to the community.
Poundbury Residents Association (PRA)
The PRA is for all residents of Poundbury and is managed by a committee of local residents who are passionate about the community spirit in Poundbury and want to make Poundbury a great place to live, work and play. Members are kept informed on developments and events with a regular electronic newsletter.
The committee is committed to representing all sections of the community. The Open Meetings held every three months are an effective forum for information and consultation. The PRA plans events and works alongside the Poundbury business community. There is no membership fee to join the Association.