About us

The Association is managed by local residents. The committee meets regularly to review issues on behalf of residents and help promote community activities and interests.

The Association holds at least four meetings a year, including our AGM, usually in the Spring. If there is a topic you would like to get aired at a future meeting, just complete our message form and we’ll get back to you.

Membership of the Association

Membership of the current Residents’ Association is open to all residents of Poundbury, defined as the Electoral Ward know as Dorchester Poundbury.  All you need to do is register with your basic details – see below.

Registered members have voting rights and access to discounts and promotions from local businesses. These will be displayed on the website, social media and in the various businesses. If in doubt, just ask.

Membership

Membership is currently FREE, but residents are welcome to make donations towards the Association’s running costs annually or whenever you feel so minded. Donations are gratefully received.

Once registered as a member, you will be added to the newsletter mailing list. If you no longer want to be on the mailing list just look for the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the foot of the newsletter.

Join the Association

Your membership card will be delivered to you by one of our committee volunteers. As a member, you will also be able to use your card at participating businesses who offer discounts, rewards and events, by way of thanks for your continued support.

Register now for membership of Poundbury Residents’ Association.

Join Love Poundbury

About Poundbury

The development and project known as Poundbury has been under way since the early 1990s, having been identified by West Dorset District Council in 1987 as land upon which Dorchester could be expanded. If you would like to know more about the ‘Master Plan’ and the development, this can be found on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury website.

To read more widely about the Duchy of Cornwall’s other projects and activities take a look at found on the Duchy’s main website, This includes Nansledan in Cornwall, a similar development to Poundbury on the outskirts of Newquay.

Management Companies

Poundbury Management Companies (MANCOS) run communal areas such as courtyards. If you have any queries on covenants, permissions, or maintenance of communal areas please visit the Poundbury MANCO website.

Leadership team

The committee are elected every AGM, usually in the Spring, although new members can be co-opted during the year.

The committee (as of December 2023) are:

  • Acting Co-Chairs: Mike Stear and Simon Standish
  • Treasurer/Membership – Adele Brothwell
  • Secretary – Jackie Cassin
  • Big Conversation / Community EngagementLead – Simon Standish
  • Communications – Mihaela Power
  • Volunteers Lead – Lesley Clark
  • Governance Lead – Mike Stear
  • Issues Lead – Chris Turner

The Big Poundbury Conversation process during 2023-24 is likely to lead to some changes in focus and structure, including of the leadership team.

We are supported by a growing and active group of volunteers, including the Big Conversation Project Group.

Community Volunteers

The Association has a growing number of volunteers who help progress community projects and disseminate community information.

We welcome new volunteers, including back ups to roles already being filled! Find out more by emailing Lesley, our Volunteers Lead.

About Us

The Association is managed by local residents. The committee meets regularly to review issues on behalf of residents and help promote community activities and interests.

We are proud of Poundbury and all it has to offer and believe it’s a great place to live, work and play. The Association holds at least four meetings a year, including our AGM, usually in the Spring. If there is a topic you would like to get aired at a future meeting, just complete our message form and we’ll get back to you.

Membership

Membership of the current Residents’ Association is open to all residents of Poundbury, defined as the Electoral Ward know as Dorchester Poundbury.  All you need to do is register with your basic details – see below.

Registered members have voting rights and access to discounts and promotions from local businesses. These will be displayed on the website, social media and in the various businesses. If in doubt, just ask.

About your membership

Membership is FREE, but residents are welcome to make donations towards the Association’s running costs annually or whenever you feel so minded. Donations are gratefully received.

Once registered as a member, you will be added to the newsletter mailing list. If you no longer want to be on the mailing list just look for the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the foot of the newsletter.

How to join

Your membership card will be delivered to you by one of our committee volunteers. As a member you will also be able to use you card at some of the participating businesses who offer discount, rewards and events by way of thanks for your continued support.

Register now for membership of Poundbury Residents’ Association.

JOIN THE PRA

About

Poundbury

The development and project known as Poundbury has been under way since the early 1990s, having been identified by West Dorset District Council in 1987 as land upon which Dorchester could be expanded. If you would like to know more about the ‘Master Plan’ and the development, this can be found on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury website.

Click here for the Duchy’s directory of Poundbury businesses. You can search by keyword for a local business e.g. curtains, health. Businesses can be added to this directory by emailing poundbury@duchyofcornwall.org

To read more widely about the Duchy of Cornwall’s other projects and activities take a look at found on the Duchy’s main website, This includes Nansledan in Cornwall, a similar development to Poundbury on the outskirts of Newquay.

Management companies

Poundbury Management Companies (MANCOS) run communal areas such as courtyards. If you have any queries on covenants, permissions, or maintenance of communal areas please visit the Poundbury MANCO website.

Community Volunteers

The Association has a growing number of volunteers who help progress community projects and disseminate community information.

We welcome new volunteers, including back ups to roles already being filled! Find out more by emailing Lesley, our Volunteers Lead.

Leadership Team

The committee are elected every AGM, usually in the Spring, although new members can be co-opted during the year.

The committee (as of December 2023) are:

  • Acting Co-Chairs: Mike Stear and Simon Standish
  • Treasurer/Membership – Adele Brothwell
  • Secretary – Jackie Cassin
  • Big Conversation / Community EngagementLead – Simon Standish
  • Communications – Mihaela Power
  • Volunteers Lead – Lesley Clark
  • Governance Lead – Mike Stear
  • Issues Lead – Chris Turner

The Big Poundbury Conversation process during 2023-24 is likely to lead to some changes in focus and structure, including of the leadership team.

We are supported by a growing and active group of volunteers, including the Big Conversation Project Group.

Benefits

for Poundbury Residents’ Association members

Association members can enjoy discounts and offers at some of Poundbury’s best businesses.

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