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Weymouth Civic Society

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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.

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.

 The YELLOW  buttons on this site usually take you direct to pages on a Local Authority website.

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!

Click the button below for future programme

Our Next Meeting
Monday, 17th September

Visit to Radipole Mill and Hydro
Gather at the Mill at 3-00 pm.
The Causeway (off Radipole Lane just South of the River Wey bridge).

There are no meetings in
July or August

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

Programme of Meetings

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.

Membership Application Form

Great days out for all the family

Enjoy a visit to the The Nothe Fort.

Go to The Nothe Fort

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 - close to Tudor House


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



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. Of particular interest at the moment is the development of the
Please click the link above to find out more.

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.

Planning News & Opinion

Current Planning Issues

There are several major local issues which have proved to be of interest to members, including -

Development of Weymouth Peninsula

Weymouth Town Centre Enhancement

Joint Local Plan for Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset  

For more information, please  click the button below to go to our “Issues” page, where you will also find direct links to local authority websites which invite you to share your views.

Go to Issues Page

Civic Society News

We publish a Newsletter three times a year 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. The previous Newsletter is also available from the  Members  page.

Latest Quarterly Newsletter Search Planning Applications