The Society was founded in 1944 to serve the people of Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas.
We aim to stimulate public interest in the environment within the Weymouth & Portland area, particularly the built environment, and to promote higher standards of planning and architecture in the area.
We work to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, public or natural interest in the area.
Activities The Society monitors planning applications in the area, and makes observations and offers opinions to the local authorities. More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages.
Leased from the local council, the Fort is operated by the Civic Society. There is a small professional management and support team, supported by an army of volunteers, many of whom are members of the Society. Click the picture on the left to see more.
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Our Next Meetings Friday September 9th, starting at 6-45 pm. The Nothe Fort At The Fort
A guided tour of The Nothe Fort, led by Rod Burch, and an opportunity to see the latest developments. Parking and admission free. This session is for Civic Society MEMBERS ONLY. Please note the Venue, and start time of 6-45pm
Monday, September 19th at 7-30 pm The Isle of Portland Geology -History - Art - Ecology At The Drill Hall, Portland
A talk/discussion led by Paul Crabbtree, including a current overview of the Memory Stones project A short walking tour will be included if weather permits - please wear appropriate footwear!
Directions - at The Portland Heights roundabout, take the second exit towards Easton leaving the Portland Heights Hotel to your left. The Drill hall is about 500 km on the left. All are welcome - please join us and bring your friends. Let us know if you need transport.
Please Join Us - Become a Member To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at email@example.com , come along to one of our meetings, or download an an application form (click the green button below) and return it by post to the address on the form.
We meet regularly at 7-30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at the St Nicholas Hall, Buxton Road (please check the programme). All are welcome - members and non-members.
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Visit our Planning pages to find out more about some of the key planning matters which are currently live. Please let us have your views, and help us to assist our hard working local Councillors by offering constructive comment from a cross section of the local community (us!) on a wide range of difficult to resolve planning issues. Prominent amongst them at the moment is the Town Centre Masterplan (panel above).
News Some Civic Society News is occasionally posted on our Facebook page, which is managed by Claudia Webb. Click the Facebook widget to go there.
For announcements of future events, please check the posting date!
Click the button above to read all about the association between the Civic Society and the Nothe Fort