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Weymouth Civic Society

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Our next meeting
Monday 16 September

Quiz Night

Test your knowledge of the local buildings that WCS has given awards to at a fun social evening.

At St. Paul’s Church Hall
Abbotsbury Road
(See activities page for venue details)

Please Note -
there are no meetings arranged for July and August.

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 representative groups of members.

More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages.

   We hold regular monthly meetings, and issue a Newsletter three times a year 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!

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.
(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.

Application Form

Hope Square - South Harbourside


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.

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. Come to a meeting and make your personal 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 Search Planning Applications

Annual Awards
and call for nominations for 2019

We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve our objectives. The picture above shows a recent (2017) main award winning building. Click the button below for full details of all our current and past awards.


2017 - Castletown

Civic Society News

The Board publishes 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.

The most recent edition may be viewed on our Newsletter  page.

Useful Links
A great collection of Planning Links may now be found on our Planning pages, and many other useful links on our  Activities page.

Go to Programme

Local Council Websites

Dorset Council Weymouth Town Council Portland Town Council Chickerell Town Council