We will be developing this section to provide information about help for Poundbury residents and businesses in these challenging times. Poundbury may seem like an affluent area, but this often means that needs are even more hidden. Circumstances can change suddenly for any of us whether we own our own home, live in the one third of Poundbury which is social housing, or in private rental, with big consequences for where and how we live. We will be adding more information soon and a searchable database but we thought we would make a start!
If you have useful information, or have ideas which you would like to see here, do let us know.
Struggling with the cost of living?
If you’re struggling with money and are on a low income, you may be able to get support from Dorset Council here.
If you think someone you know qualifies for help but they don’t use the internet, Dorset Council’s Digital Champions can help with their application.
Citizens Advice in Dorset (CAiD) is a consortium of three local charities in the Dorset council area, which provide free, confidential and impartial advice.
Support for Ukrainian refugees
Cllr Richard Biggs – Dorset Council and Dorchester Town Council
Phone: 01305 260156 or 07810503457
Frances Hogwood – Dorchester Town Council
David Leaper – Dorchester Town Council
Phone 01305 757047 or 07899 988158
Susan Hosford – Dorchester Town Council
Phone: 01305 880102
Useful Community Information
|Name of Organisation||Contact Details||Website|
|The Prince of Wales Surgery||01305 250989||Prince of Wales Surgery|
|The Poundbury Doctors Surgery||01305 251128||Poundbury Doctors Surgery|
|St Johns Dental Practice||01305 265559||No website|
|My Dentist Dorchester||01305 264600||My Dentist Dorchester|
|Dorset Council (bins, recycling and litter)||01305 221000||Household Waste|
|Dorchester Town Council||01305 266861||Dorchester Town Council|
|Brownsword Hall (events and hire)||07468 109515||Brownsword Hall|
|Poundbury Ladiesemail@example.com||Poundbury Ladies|
|Poundbury Rotaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dorchester Poundbury Rotary|
|Dorchester Men’s Shed||01305 267722||Dorchester Men’s Shed|
|Poundbury Community Church||01305 267171||Poundbury Community Church|
|The Quiet Space – Poundbury||01305 264416||The Quiet Space Poundbury|
|Help and Kindness Dorset||01305 269444||Help and Kindness Dorset|
|Damers First School||01305 264924||Damers First School|
|St Osmund’s Middle School||01305 262897||St Osmund’s Middle School|
|Dorchester Middle School||01305 265 651||Dorchester Middle School|
|Thomas Hardye School||01305 266064||Thomas Hardye School|
|Discover Dorchester||Discover Dorchester|
|Dorset WI||01305 266366||Dorset WI|
|Dorchester Arts||01305 266926||Dorchester Arts|
|Art in Poundbury||07899 914999||Art in Poundbury|
|PiP Cafe – The Great Field||01305 259142||PiP Cafe|