Celebrating Poundbury 2016
Poundbury is no longer a concept, a collection of blueprints and a well drawn up masterplan. It is now a living, thriving community that is expanding every day.
We are passionate about celebrating what is great about Poundbury so we can share it with our visitors, customers and potential residents.
Launching last year, 10,000 copies of the magazine were distributed across Dorset and we still see people walking around clutching their copy. We are always thrilled to hear shopkeepers and businesses tell us their footfall has increased following the launch of our magazine. The high quality, stylish publication gives visitors great editorial content, a handy map of the area, guides on where to shop and dine as well as an insight into the iconic development’s history and architecture. We are lucky enough to be supported by the Duchy of Cornwall and the team behind the Discover Poundbury Map and website.
Building on the success of the first issue, we will now be producing two issues a year in the spring and winter and fantastic interactive digital editions. These will feature videos in Poundbury, aerial videos and stunnign photography. This means we can keep our readers up to date with the latest developments in Poundbury. The magazine will be available to purchase in shops and businesses all over Poundbury and Dorset as well as goign to all prospective residents and new home owners.
We love to feature the quirky independent shops of Poundbury, its people and their community events. Every year the Dorset Food & Arts Festival takes over Queen Mother Square in a spectacular fashion and draws in visitors from all over the West. We were proud to be part of the day as media partners and look forward to featuring our magazine there in August.
It is an exciting time for Poundbury. This year we will see the further development of the North East Quadrant, bringing thousands more residents to Poundbury. We will see the opening of the new Damer’s School, the completion of Queen Mother Square with its majestic new buildings, a new Hall & Woodhouse public house and an iconic statue of the Queen Mother. As an editor who lives, works and loves Poundbury, I am really excited about the next few years and I hope you are too.