Dorset Spring Show

SUNDAY 3RD APRIL Jubilee Hall, Poundbury The Dorset Spring Show is returning on Sunday 3rd April 2022 after a two year break, with a new venue at Jubilee Hall, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury – 1-4pm. The show features seasonal horticulture and home craft classes including the largest display of competitive daffodils in Dorset. Classes are…

Packed With Hope

Volunteers wanted 9th & 10th April at The Old Dorset Cereals Factory in Poundbury to help Ukrainian refugee children. PACKED WITH HOPE seeks to provide a little comfort, and to put a smile back on the face of children (even momentarily) as they flee the violence and chaos in Ukraine. With such terrible disruption to the…

Work next to Monkey’s Jump roundabout

Miles King, People Need Nature National Highways has been busy next to Monkey’s Jump roundabout, installing a new flood alleviation scheme to reduce the risk of flooding on the A35 at Monkey’s Jump roundabout. They have nearly finished installing a soak-away and pond on the piece of land which joins the Monkey Jump Roundabout to the…

Poundbury Nature Watch – Feb 22

The Poundbury Nature report for February is now available here, with one new species reported – Brambling, another winter visitor.  Walkers heading northwest, via the Cranford Street allotments, will have noticed the removal of the hedge alongside the path between Great Cranford Street and the A37 underpass.  As the bird nesting season hedge cutting restrictions…

Ukraine – how you can help

The government has announced two new schemes to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine: Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine We are grateful for the outpouring of support from people and communities across Dorset.  If you are not able to offer accommodation, you can make a cash donation…

Let’s plant some trees!

Transition Town Dorchester are planting trees on Sunday 20th March.  We will meet by the gate to the Community Farm at 2pm and will walk down to the planting site from there (in the direction of Prince of Wales school).  Please bring a trowel, fork, spade or a mattock, whichever works best for you. We have received the hedge plants…