Road safety

The BIg Poundbury Conversation has highlighted concerns over road safety in Poundbury, Dorchester. The high speeds of some vehicles in a neighbourhood designed around pedestrians discourages walking or cycling for short journeys. A project to lower the speed limit to 20 to make our streets safer for all of us, but children especially, is underway.…

Graffitti vandalism

A message from our Co-Chairs Mike Stear and Simon Standish You may have become aware of some very unpleasant graffiti over a number of sites including St John Way, Peverell Avenue East and the Great Field. There were 6 incidents and it is thought that they took place at a time over Wednesday into Thursday. The…

Come and Help Establish a New Association!

Photos courtesy of Sandi Photography – www.sandistudio.com Come along to the Duchess of Cornwall on Monday February 26th at 6;45 p.m. to see how you can help to establish a new Community Association! We are holding a meeting for volunteers interested in supporting the ongoing work of an Interim Residents’ Committee or in working with…

Future of community organisation in Poundbury

Thank you if you have already booked your seat for our upcoming Residents’ Association meeting next week on Wednesday 24th at Brownsword Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. But If you haven’t already, may I please encourage you to join us by booking a place here.  This meeting builds on Big Conversation events attended by at least 110 people in October. It is…

Have your say on the future of Poundbury’s community

Join the growing numbers of residents who are having their say on the future of the Poundbury Residents’ Association and community development.  Last year saw the initiation of the Big Poundbury Conversation which involved over 850 people in talking about life in Poundbury, what they liked and what might change or be developed. You can…

Osprey Charging

Osprey Charging, the UK’s leading and fastest-growing EV rapid-charging network, has increased access to public charging in Dorset with four high-powered EV chargers installed at Saltash Place in Poundbury, supporting local residents, businesses and visitors with reliable EV infrastructure. The 60kW rapid charge points are compatible with every EV on the market today and can…

Poundbury Community to consider options for 2024

The Big Poundbury Conversation, launched by the Residents’ Association, has engaged over 800 people during 2023. That’s around 20 percent of the population and a high figure for this kind of community project. Involvement has included online surveys, including those devised by young people at local schools, several community workshops, group discussions with key organisations…

Dorset Food and Arts Festival 2024

Despite the need for a last minute change of date due to the weather, the 2023 Food and Arts Festival, held on the Great Field, was a huge success. Organisers are starting to think about the 2024 event and met with the Residents’ Association to plan a way forward. They would like to involve more…

Poundbury Pathfinder Walking Groups

Poundbury Pathfinders run a 4 monthly programme of walks which are arranged in advance and emailed to members. They are an unofficial group. Anyone is welcome to walk with us, but we accept no liability for those who participate, and walkers will be responsible for their own safety and wear adequate clothing for the conditions.…