Weymouth Civic Society

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The Society was founded in 1944 to serve the people of Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas. Until recently it was registered as charity number 271135. Following changes in October 2012, it is now registered as charity number 1148603.


to stimulate public interest in the Weymouth & Portland area

to promote higher standards of planning and architecture in the area

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. It also sponsors an annual award for the best contribution to the built environment.

Regular meetings are arranged to hear talks and discuss current civic topics, amongst many other activities.


The Society manages and operates The Tudor House and The Nothe Fort, both significant tourist attractions of historic interest.

Victoria Square, Portland     

The Civic Voice organisation are conducting a campaign against proposed changes to National planning policies. Please click here to find out more.

Campaign for fair planning

WPBC Draft Local Plan

A draft local plan has been prepared. Click here to go to the Council website to find out all about it.

Pictures above of High Street and High West Street from the Andy Hutchings collection

Become a Member

To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary or come along to one of our meetings and complete an application form.

Come to a Meeting

We meet regularly at 7-30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month (please check the programme) at the Nothe Fort.  All members and visitors are welcome.


Weymouth Civic Society,
Tudor House, 3 Trinity Street,
Weymouth, Dorset.  DT4  8TW

See also the contact us page.

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Town Bridge webcam

St Edmund Street, Weymouth

Planning Special - Brewers Quay Development

Click here to go to the Council website to find out all about it.

Membership Application Form