Great Play Area now open!

Funded by the Duchy of Cornwall as an integral part of its development of the Great Field, the long-awaited Great Play area is now open! There is a wide range of timber play equipment, complemented by extensive planted areas, benches and bins. The play area, alongside the Amphitheatre, which opened a day earlier, is part…

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 lucy@pipspoundbury.com. During the afternoon of 5th…

Poundbury Garden Society

The Poundbury Garden Society is delighted to be able to re-open its waiting list for plot holders once more. This garden society is based in the walled garden near Sunny Day and the Community Orchard. If you would like to be added to the list please email Graham via gracarver@hotmail.com

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…