HM Queen Elizabeth II

We wish to express our deep sadness and condolences to The Royal Family at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along with the whole country, Poundbury residents will feel a deep sense of loss of a monarch who has been a constant presence in our lives for the last seventy years. We endorse…

Developing Love Poundbury

The Love Poundbury committee has been exploring the future role of the organisation. We have come up with some thoughts and would welcome the views of residents.   Background As Poundbury nears completion, we feel our focus should move away from the issues around physical development, construction etc. to community development. About a third of Poundbury residents…

Defibrillator project makes progress

Love Poundbury has been carrying out a feasibility study into the installation of more public AEDs (Defibrillators) at strategic, accessible points in Poundbury. The aim was to identify suitable locations and seek possible sources of funding. The feasibility study is now complete. We are delighted to say that following detailed discussions, the Poundbury Community Trust has…

Save our new trees

The Duchy has asked us to let residents know they they are continuing the programme of watering trees, which has been significantly increased this year due to the extreme conditions. They say they would welcome residents supplementing this if they notice trees under particular stress.  The optimum time for watering is early morning or evening…

Love Poundbury Membership

A reminder that membership of Love Poundbury is free of charge (but donations are always welcome). Membership is open to households in the electoral ward of Poundbury. You can join via our website. You can also sign up to the Newsletter on the same page. Members are entitled to vote on motions at General Meetings of…

Great Field update from town councillors

Dorchester Town Council is very pleased to have completed the lease transfer for the Great Field site. The Duchy of Cornwall has a repairing-and-fault obligation for 12 months on structures and fittings, 24 months on the trees, and maintenance of landscaping for 12 months. Town Council staff and Councillors work closely with the Duchy to maintain standards. The…

Mobility help in Poundbury

The British Red Cross mobility aids service in Poundbury has recently reopened after over a year of closure.  This service is committed to ensuring that everyone in need of a temporary wheelchair has adequate access to one.  If you, or someone you care for is recovering from a short-term injury or ailment, a wheelchair can make a…

Yoga in the Park

Space Yoga Dorset are running sessions in The Great Field from June to August on Thursdays from 1900-2000, weather permitting. You can book by contacting Jeni on 07860 809385 or by emailing spaceyogadorset@gmail.com If you can’t make the Poundbury session, other sessions are held on Tuesdays 1800-1900 in Borough Gardens, Wednesdays 1030-1130 at Maumbury Rings,…

Gardens Group raises £3,676 for Ukraine

Poundbury Garden Centre, along with Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, have raised £3,676 for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal since April. Donating the proceeds collected so far, raised from the sale of commemorative jute bags made for Castle Gardens’ 35th anniversary and Brimsmore Gardens’ 30th anniversary, each garden centre has delivered…