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Weymouth Civic Society

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Planning applications

The Council’s “Dorset-for-You” website pages include full details of all recent and current planning applications, with easy to follow instructions which enable you to locate and view them.

Please  click the button below to go there.

Search Planning Applications

Our Objectives

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 high 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.

   The Society monitors local planning applications and makes observations and offers opinions to the local authorities, based on the views of a representative groups of members. More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages.

   We hold regular monthly meetings, and issue a quarterly Newsletter which summarises our recent activities and future programme.
Please click the button below to view our programme.

Home Page

Click the picture  to see a great film of the coastline  from Portland Bill to Bowlease Cove - credits are within the video (12 min). Several other fascinating films about the Borough and surrounding area are accessible from this link - try it now!

Our Next Meeting

Monday, 21st May
7-30 pm
at The Old Town Hall

The Weymouth
 Business Improvement District (BID)

A talk by BID Chairman Claudia Moore on
 the work of the BID.

Our regular monthly meetings
usually include a briefing and discussion on planning topics of current interest


Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to  key pages of the Local Authority and other websites. These in turn contain lots of information and news about planning issues within the Borough.
Please click the button below to go there.

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please come along to one of our meetings, or download an an application form (click the 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 Old Town Hall in High West Street
(please check the programme).
 All are welcome - members and non-members.

Click here for details of how we use your personal information. Please click the button below to download an application form.

Planning News (Every other month)

We publish a bi-monthly Planning Newsletter which  outlines many of the collective views of a representative
group of members, with actions taken.

Please come to a meeting and make your contribution!

Please click the button below to see recent issues.

Civic Society News(Quarterly)

We publish a quarterly Newsletter which covers items of general interest to members and non-members alike.  Contributions for inclusion in this are always welcome - from members of the Society or non-members.

Please click the button below to see the most recent issue. Previous Newsletter is available from Members page.

Go to our planning pages Programme of Meetings Latest Quarterly Newsletter Membership Application Form

Great days out for all the family

Enjoy a visit to the The Nothe Fort.

Nothe Fort

Leased  by the Civic Society from the local council, the fort is operated independently by a small professional management team supported by an army of volunteers. Click  the button below  to go direct to the Fort website.

Go to The Nothe Fort Planning News & Opinion


Please share your views - details of how to do this may be found on the Council website.
Go there direct by clicking the blue buttons below.

Recap & Comments

Tudor House

Bequeathed to the Civic Society in 1977 by local architect Wamsley Lewis, Tudor House is operated entirely by volunteers.
Click the button below to see more.

Goto our Tudor House Page

Hope Square


We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve these objectives. The picture above shows this year’s main award winning building. Click the buttons below for full details of all our current and past awards.

2017 Awards Awards Archive


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