Make sure car doors are locked

We’ve had a report of security cameras picking up two men trying all the car doors in a Poundbury courtyard around 4am on Tuesday morning. A report has been submitted to the police and our local neighbourhood officer. Whilst Poundbury remains a relatively safe and secure neighbourhood, it would be sensible to make sure that…

Wheelchair access to Duke of Edinburgh Gardens

A resident pointed out to us that it was difficult for those in wheelchairs to directly access the central area of the recently opened Duke of Edinburgh Gardens at Pavilion Green. We have now been told by the Duchy that dropped kerbs are scheduled to be installed on the paths extending east and west of…

Here to listen or help

Many in Poundbury will be experiencing money worries right now with the cost of living affecting an increasing number of people. Managing bills and finances can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, and helplessness – having a significant impact on your mental health and wellbeing. It can be hard to open-up and talk about your…

Christmas tree

Some may remember that last year the Christmas Tree in Queen Mothers’ Square was slightly disappointing. We’re delighted to hear that this year the Duchy of Cornwall have assumed responsibility for the tree. They will fund it, and have sourced a well respected company to provide it. The Duchy will not always be able to…

Change is afoot

The Big Conversation project group has reviewed the key findings from surveys and discussions so far and is planning a way forward. There are two different types of developments emerging. All these things will take some time, so the group wanted to update the community about when change might take place. New community and environmental…

Housing help

Can you help an Afghan family who are looking for a 3 bedroom flat or house to rent? The family have been in the UK for some time but their local tenancy has come to an end; they are now in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation in Wimbourne. This is preventing the children attending their…

Community Directory

We have upgraded the Poundbury Community Directory. We’ve already have 33 listings ranging from local societies, interest groups, where to get help, regular social events, schools and medical provision. Whilst we focus on Poundbury, we also include relevant Dorchester-wide organisations. What it is for A theme emerging from the Big Poundbury Conversation was that it…

Autumnal community farm days

The Community Farm in Poundbury is tidying up for winter. Whilst much is being ‘put to bed’, there are also things to plant such as garlic, onions and broad beans. The team hope to plant some trees in the orchard over the winter, so will be clearing the edges by the fence, and making compost…

Refugee hosts needed

Over 400 Dorset households have welcomed refugees as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, but Dorset Council now needs new hosts. Could you offer a spare room, annex, or other available property, the Council would like to hear from you. Support is provided. Find out more here.