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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 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 planning pages of this site.

We hold regular monthly meetings, and a Newsletter is issued three times a year which includes topical articles and summarises our recent activities and future programme. The most recent Newsletter may be downloaded from the information page of this site.

Home Page

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please come along to one of our meetings, or contact us at

Tudor House

Click the symbol above to take an aerial journey across Weymouth and Portland

Click the symbol above to view Stuart Morris’s video “Portland - Story of an Island”

Tudor House - One of Weymouth’s few remaining Tudor buildings

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 Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to  key pages of the Local Authority and other websites.

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Last Updated 27th  February 2023

Local Council Websites

Dorset Weymouth Portland Chickerell Dorchester

Nothe Fort

Leased  by the Civic Society from the local council, the fort is operated independently by a small professional management team supported by an army of volunteers.

The Nothe Fort

Click the button below to go to the Fort website, or click HERE to go direct to the Volunteer page of the site -
 it could change your life !

Weymouth Museum

Dorchester Museum

Dorchester Civic Society

Bournemouth Civic Society

The Twentieth Century Society

Thomas Fowell Buxton Society

Civic Voice - Promoting Civic Pride.

Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce.

Weymouth Town Business Improvement District.

Weymouth Tourist Guide

Love Weymouth - for locals & visitors - Local information

Useful Links

Weymouth Past

Interested in the Weymouth of the past? Have a look at these U tube Videos.

Picture from the Andy Hutchings Collection

Programme of Meetings

Regular open meetings are arranged to hear talks and discuss topics of interest. When the information is available, details of the next (due) meeting will be posted here on the Home page of this site, and other programme information on the Information page.