A lot to talk about. Courtyard Watch, better communications, courtyard adoption, a possible help desk among many. Our overriding aim is maintain a pleasant environment to live in as Poundbury matures.
Duchy staff are arranging for 6 of the “untouched” courtyards to be stripped of all loose gravel in the next few weeks. Look out for a note through the door with dates and times. Please remove cars on the day, to enable all the material to be taken away. All the other courtyards will have revisits by the sweeper as and when possible to clear up parking areas.
It is in all our interests to keep our courtyards clean, functional and attractive as possible.Some residents live in courtyards, which is a security benefit (by design) for all of us in terms of our parked cars and garages. As part of the plan courtyards have specially selected trees and shrubs planted to maintain a reasonably attractive environment, rather than just looking like a back-yard. No one wishes to look out on upturned bins, dead shrubs, dumped cars or poor surfaces. Long term deterioration will inevitably affect property values. MANCOs are constantly dealing with these issues through enforcement of stipulations or direct discussions with residents and the Duchy of Cornwall offices.
Some residents have volunteered to offer a little time towards assisting in reporting obvious issues such as lights out, drains blocked etc, just within their own courtyard. We would like to explore this further.
MANCO directors have maps of each courtyard showing all lights, shrubs and trees which can be made available. A quick and informal inspection occasionally and a report back would be great value to MANCOs, ideally giving us “eyes and ears” in courtyards. If you would be interested in helping in this way please contact us through the Reporting Tab, and we will get back to you by phone or email whichever you wish. Ownership of our environment is the key to maintaining it in good condition.
**A date for your diary**.
Buttermarket Christmas Market events this year will be on FRIDAY 24th and SATURDAY 25th November.
Buttermarket will be closed to traffic from Friday evening until Saturday evening.
Friday 24th Christmas Tree Lighting up.
Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to be holding this wonderful event again this year. Children from Damers and Prince of Wales school will be coming along to sing to everyone before the count-down to turning on the lights.
Timings for this event – Schools arrive from 6pm, singing starts 6:45 till 7:30 , Lights on 7:30pm
Hot refreshments will be served – burgers, hotdogs, mulled wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Money raised from selling these will be divided between the schools PTA’s.
Hot Marshmallows for the Kids (and Grown-ups!)
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
Saturday 25th November – Christmas Market
This year we have a huge range of different and interesting traders coming. There will be plenty to see, plenty to buy, plenty to do, and plenty to eat!
We expect around 30 stallholders with a rich variety of goodies, maybe even some Christmas gifts? It will all kick off at 10 AM on Saturday morning. Best to walk to it if possible, as it will be busy.