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.

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 below).

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 (10 min).


The map shows the locations of Tudor House and Nothe Fort


Tudor House Awards-2015

Click the picture  to go to the 2015 AWARDS page

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.

Local Planning Issues?
Click Here to go to our planning page

Planning Notes

Read our latest planning notes

Tudor House

Bequeathed to the Civic Society in 1977 by local architect Walmsley Lewis, Tudor House is operated entirely by volunteers from within the Civic Society membership. Click the picture to see more.

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Nothe Fort

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 on the right to see more.

Civic Society News is posted on our Facebook page, which is managed by Claudia Webb (“like” feed below).
For announcements of future events, please check the posting date!

Click the Facebook widget to on the left to see the full Civic Society page.

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Our Next Meeting

Monday 20th June
at 7-30 pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Buxton Road

Please come along and  join in

The meeting includes
a review of some of the local planning issues of interest to members, and an update on our Tudor House and Nothe Fort activities.

Followed by a talk by Ian Campbell
Greenhill Gardens
its history and its future -

Tea & Coffee available

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at richard.cropper1@btinternet.com , 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


is sailing back into the Nothe Fort on 11th June and will remain there at anchor until 26th June.

It will be there again from 13th to 29th August,

For full details of this and other events click the picture to go the the Nothe Fort website events pages.