Each year, members of the Civic Society look out for projects to be considered for our annual awards. We look for high quality new developments, or restorations of historic buildings or features that make a contribution to the appearance and general quality of the local environment.
Suggestions may include domestic, commercial or public buildings or landscape features, and may vary in size from a large housing scheme to a small but noticeable improvement to a single building in a “tired” area. The selected schemes must be completed during the year to October, and be situated within or close to the general area of Weymouth, Portland and Chickerell.
The principal award for a project of exceptional merit will not be awarded in a year where no such project is recognised. Where a principal award is made, the Society will supply one of their familiar blue plaques for display on or near the property concerned. Plaques are not supplied for other levels of award. Note that only plaques supplied by the Society may be displayed to publicise Civic Society appreciation, and in some circumstances Council Planning approval may be needed for such a display.
Above - some of the 2018 Award Winners Geoff Cant - for W & PBC (Town Clock) Paul Dean - for Robert Cox (Rodwell Cottage) Angus Johnstone - for ZeroC (Memorial Garden) Rep. for Rev. Marrianne McLachlan (No. 2 East Street)
Full details of
The 2019 Awards will appear on this page when the WCS Board authorise publication. This will be soon after they are announced at the Awards ceremony which takes place at the Nothe Fort on 18th November 2019