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Weymouth Civic Society

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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 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.


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.

Weymouth Town Centre Masterplan

Click here to go  to our town centre page
From there, you may follow easy links direct to the the council Masterplan website pages and view the Civic Society response. Visit our Contact Us page if you’d like to comment.

Contact Us

WCS, Tudor House,
3, Trinity Street, Weymouth
 DT4 8TW

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). It is followed by another 10 min film showing the delights of Dorset.

LOCAL PLAN - Click here to find out about or influence the Draft Local Plan

Click here for Interactive Version of the planning policy documents

NEWS  - Click here to visit the News Pages of the local authority website

PLANNING  - Click here to find out about planning policy in West Dorset

The links below take you to selected pages of  local authority websites.

Planning Notes

Read our latest planning notes

Our Next Meeting

Monday, April 24th 2017 at 7-30 pm

at St Nicholas Church Hall
Buxton Road

Annual General Meeting

Please come along and participate in the Election of Society Officers
and hear about our recent activities and plans for the future.

All ideas and suggestions welcome!

Current Planning Issues . . .

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).


The Society issues a quarterly Newsletter. Please click here to download a copy of the latest edition (pdf file).

Search Local Planning Applications Go to our Planning Pages

Click button above to visit Dorset-For-You Planning Search page

Nothe Fort

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

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at, 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.

Click here for details of how we use your personal information.

Membership Application Form Tudor House

Tudor House

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

Click the picture to see more.

Tudor House

Click the Picture


The map above  shows the locations of Tudor House and Nothe Fort


Click the picture  to go to the 2016 AWARDS page

A new landmark is being constructed at Bincleaves Green, clearly visible from the Nothe Fort (background right). Click the picture for more information.

A group of members were delighted to attend an invitation preview session at the newly opened
in Castletown, Portland.
Click the picture for more information.