Maiden Castle Sunflower Trail

The Sunflower Trail at Maiden Castle Farm will be back in August 2022. Hazel Hoskin, who farms the area with her husband, reports that they raised an amazing £25,000 for the Special Care Baby Unit at Dorset County Hospital last year. This year funds will go to the Kingfisher Ward and Cherkasy Hospital in Ukraine.  Tickets…

Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea

Boos Toy Shop – who have recently moved from the Buttermarket to Crown Square – are holding afternoon tea sessions on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May from 1200-1330, and again from 1430-1600. This includes story time and craft activities for the children. Booking essential on 01305 602467 or

Art in Poundbury

Art in Poundbury is an 18 day event in the newly refurbished Jubilee Hall and is a part of Dorset Art Weeks, the largest art trail in the country. There are 120 artists participating many of whom are from Poundbury and Dorchester. Each day there will be both artist stewards and Community stewards who will…

Share your jubilee memories

Pavilion In the Park (PiP) would like to collate memories of Poundbury and Dorchester residents of the Coronation, Silver Jubilee or Royal Occasions, ideally with a couple of photographs. They will frame the memories and put them up in cafe’s community room. Would you consider sharing your memories? If so, please email During the afternoon of 5th…

Art Stewards needed

Art in Poundbury is on track for a fabulous exhibition in Jubilee Hall (next to Waitrose Poundbury)14th May to 1st June  10am to 4pm every day . Organisers are looking for a few more Poundbury residents who would be happy to do one 3 hour stewarding shift during that period – in particular they would appreciate volunteers for…

Senior Social at Pips

Pavilion In The Park (PIPS) holds a Senior Social (65+) every second Thursday in the month from 10-12. The next event is therefore on 12th May. Come along for a warm and friendly welcome, meet new people and have some free tea and coffee and delicious cake! Full details at

Jubilee Afternoon Tea

In Celebration of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Crown Street Coffee Lounge shall be hosting a traditional English Afternoon Tea with inside & alfresco tables ( British weather permitting!). We anticipate being very busy on this event so early booking will be essential. Reserve your table now on 01305 – 818426.