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.
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 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!
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 below to see more.
Please Join Us - Become a Member To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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