Television signal – North East Quadrant

We have received multiple reports over the weekend regarding a loss of television signal in many areas within the North East Quadrant of Poundbury. The television engineers at T2 Digital have been working hard over the weekend to restore services and have identified the fault as a loss of power to a head end unit that serves the area. Despite their efforts this far they have been unable to rectify the fault, they now believe the loss of power is being caused by an external fault and we understand that they are working with the power suppliers to identify the issue and arrange for the necessary repairs to be carried out.

Christmas Market 2021

**A date for your diary**.
**Saturday 4th December 2021**
At last…………….the return of the Buttermarket Christmas Market!

A full house of festive stalls with Christmas gifts, food and drinks all day.
Best to walk to Buttermarket if possible, as it will be busy.
Buttermarket will be closed to all traffic from Friday evening 3rd Dec to Saturday evening 4th December.
Morrish Builders will be supplying the big Christmas Tree and MANCO3 the surrounding ones.
For EV users, the electric chargers will be switched off for the duration of the market.

Electric Vehicle Chargers – Buttermarket

The Duchy of Cornwall is pleased to advise the provision of additional public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points. There has been a facility at Poundbury Garden Centre for some time,
however the need for further capacity has grown significantly in the last year. The two 50kW rapid chargers (also capable of up to 22kW AC charge from a third cable), will be installed in the Buttermarket during the last week of January. They are programmed to go live from early February.

The operators will be Osprey, recently voted as in the top three EV charging providers. Any EV can be charged, including Teslas, with four bays designated for the use. No connection fee
or membership is required and payment will be by debit/credit card or use of the Osprey App. The drive to reduce reliance on fossil fuels accords with the sustainability ethos of Poundbury.
Further sites will be provided as demand grows. Contact details for Osprey will be displayed on the Chargers and questions regarding the forthcoming installation should initially be
directed to the Duchy of Cornwall office on 01305 250533.

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.