Poundbury isn’t just a great place to shop, meet and do business, it’s a great place to live too.

Poundbury has been designed to give priority to people, rather than cars, and commercial buildings have been mixed with residential areas, shops and leisure facilities to create a walkable environment. The result is an attractive community in which people live, work, shop and play. The architecture of Poundbury is unashamedly traditional but remarkably diverse engaging. It really is unlike anywhere else!

Poundbury is a vibrant community with regular events, many of them led by the businesses, as well as Poundbury groups. For example, Poundbury hosts regular Farmer’s Markets in Queen Mother Square, craft markets in Brownsword Hall and even square dances in Pummery Square! Poundbury is also host to the Dorset Food and Arts Festival, which is held annually in Queen Mother Square and showcases the best of Dorset’s food, art and music.

Poundbury has an active residents association (Poundbury Residents Association or PRA) ‘representing the needs of residents in matters affecting local amenities and the local environment’. The association is over 20 years old and holds regular meetings in the Brownsword Hall, which are open to all residents in order to find out what is being planned, and to make their views known.

The Poundbury Magazine provides notices and reports of the PRA meetings and information about events and clubs in Poundbury. The magazine is published by Poundbury Community Trust and is delivered free of charge by volunteers to all homes and businesses in Poundbury. Contact details for the PRA and the local clubs are provided in the magazine.

Poundbury is part of Dorchester, and there are regular bus services, which also link up with the wonderful countryside and the Jurassic coast beyond.

A good way to find out what’s here is to explore this website and then come and visit us. You will receive a very warm welcome.