Road Works – Buttercross and Bridport Rd

The Duchy team apologises in advance for the disruption that this will cause, and thank all residents, and visitors to Poundbury for their patience and co-operation until it is completed.

Re: Poundbury Adoption Works

It is the Duchy of Cornwall’s intention for Bridport Road to be adopted by Dorset Council and some highway improvements are required in order to achieve this.

Hansford Construction have been appointed to carry out these works starting with the section west of Victor Jackson Square. The works are planned to start week commencing 9th November 2020 for an expected duration of six weeks so this section should be completed by 18th December 2020 if all goes well.

The following works are required by Dorset Council to bring this section of road up to an adoptable standard;

Additional tactile paving to the footpaths at some crossing points
Tree pit improvements
Patch repairs to footpaths and carriageway crossings
Kerbing and footpath amendments at the Buttercross
Resurfacing and surface dressing of the Buttercross

Bridport Road will need to be closed in order to carry out these works safely. Dorset Council have granted a road closure from 16th November 2020 with an official diversion route via Middle Farm Way. In order to minimise disruption the contractors have planned the works in sections. Local diversions will be set up and access to businesses and properties will be maintained. The contractor will also ensure that a pedestrian route and access for emergency vehicles remains in place. All diversion routes will be clearly sign posted.

I apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause. If you have any queries relating to these works, or specific access requirements, please contact me (Dan Savage) at the Duchy office (tel: 01305 250533) and I will do my best to resolve these for you.

Further works are planned for Victor Jackson Square and Bridport Road East but these will not be started until the New Year. We will write to you again once we have finalised the details and dates of these works.

It’s Summer, time to restart our maintenance works!

Covid 19 restrictions has compressed our working summer somewhat and pushed our routine projects forward. Various cleaning, painting and replacement works will be starting soon in our courtyards. Residents will see contractors at work in courtyards over the Summer months painting lamp posts and other metalwork. There will be particularly intensive activity in the MANCO 2 area south of Peverell Avenue during July to September. All of the lamps in this area will be painted and converted to LED bulbs. Residents are asked to move any vehicles if requested to allow access to the lamps. The disruption will only be temporary and we thank you for bearing with us to make these improvements for everyone’s benefit. MANCO3 planned maintenance will be starting shortly with metalwork painting and treating/staining wooden bollards and doors. Any queries regarding such work should be referred to Symonds & Sampson via this website or just phone 01305 756 968.

Dog walkers and deposits

Sorry to be blunt, but yesterday I had to remove a bagged package from UNDER the noticeboard in Buttermarket. A empty, clean waste bin was 20 paces away. Unbelievable. Other residents have noticed an increase in dog faeces around Poundbury. The culprit will not be reading this, however this behaviour will not be tolerated and the dog-warden will be advised. Prevention will be by other residents providing place/time date and descriptions plus, even better a photo. All dog walkers I have seen are fastidious in cleaning up, and would be equally annoyed at this behavior by a small minority.

TV Maintenance!

T2 Digital have advised they will need to replace some ageing cabinets and equipment and that will mean some signal interruptions. We are trying to get this essential maintenance done before the Poundbury building sites open up. Equipment is in Courtyards, so here is a list of courtyards affected : MANCO2  – 28th – Ladock, 29th Monnington Lane , Harewood Rd.  MANCO3 – 30th Hermitage, 1st May – Inglescombe, Chetcombe Mews.

Our engineers do most of the works without disruption, and only make minimal signal interruptions. There is some dependency on no rain, and of course parking in front of control boxes. The good news is that the works (and signal interruption ) will only be carried out in daytime working hours.

Please take care

Sadly face to face reporting via Symonds & Sampson at our Burraton House office is not possible whilst the restrictions are in place.

Buttermarket Friday 6th!

We have replaced the signs! You will see road closure signs in Buttermarket which are as expected for Friday to Sunday. We will try to open it up on Saturday evening. Weather forecast is still showing a dry evening and a dry Saturday.

CHRISTMAS BUTTER(MARKET) 2019!

*Dates for your diary**.


Buttermarket Christmas Market events this year will be on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th DECEMBER.

Buttermarket will be closed to traffic from Friday evening at 5 pm until Sunday 8th at 12 Noon.

Friday 6th Christmas Tree Lighting up.

We have teamed up with “Music in the Park” this year with live music from 6pm together with a barbeque from “Brace Of Butchers” all on Buttermarket.

At 6:30 pm children from the Prince of Wales school will sing to everyone before the count-down to turning on the lights at 7pm.


All sorts of hot refreshments will be served. Please come along and support this wonderful event, last year it was magical and we are aiming high again this year. Wrap up warm and join in the festive spirit.
Thank again to our wonderful supporters.
Morrish Builders will be supplying the Christmas Trees once again,
Brace of Butchers – Morrish Builders – Celebrating Poundbury – Bridal Reloved and MANCO3 all supporting this event.

Saturday 7th DECEMBER – Christmas Market

This year Buttermarket is full! A huge range range of different and interesting traders coming. There will be plenty to see, plenty to buy, plenty to do, and plenty to eat! Best to walk to it if possible, as it will be busy.

Bins in Courtyards are forbidden during the week!

As residents we are bound by stipulations signed at purchase or rental. This is part of the contract of living in Poundbury. Courtyards are not backyards!

ALL rubbish bins are to be left within your property boundary out of sight during the week.

Poundbury is designed to enable residents vehicles to be parked off street, and courtyards are an integral part of that design. Some residents LIVE in courtyards, and many overlook them. In doing so they provide visual security where cars and garages may be left unattended. No one wants to look out on bins all week. Please respect these spaces. Stipulation No.16 requires ALL bins to be taken into the property (or appropriate binstore) apart from bin day. A little leeway is permissible for shift-workers etc in terms of retrieving bins back into the property. However residents who leave bins out all week are disrespectful to other residents. Bins must not live in the courtyard during the week.

Marked parking spaces are in all cases for approved vehicles only and are NOT for other items such as bins. Please make a space in your garage or garden or use a binstore. The courtyard owners reserve the right to take action against persistent offenders.

Leaving bins on footways during the week is a safety hazard, and you may be personally liable for damage to cars and people.