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Weymouth Civic Society

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Our Next Meeting

Monday, 21st January 2019
7-30 pm at The NOTHE FORT

Managing Weymouth Town Centre

An illustrated talk by
Mr. Ed Ward

Programme of Meetings

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 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 a representative groups of members.

More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages.

   We hold regular monthly meetings, and issue a quarterly Newsletter which summarises our recent activities and future programme.
Please click the button below to view our programme.

Home Page

Click the picture  to see a great film of the coastline  from Portland Bill to Bowlease Cove - credits are within the video (12 min). Several other fascinating films about the Borough and surrounding area are accessible from this link - try it now!

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please come along to one of our meetings, or download an an application form (click the 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.
(please check the programme).
 All are welcome - members and non-members.

Click here for details of how we use your personal information. Please click the button below to download an application form.

Application Form

Tudor House

Bequeathed to the Civic Society in 1977 by local architect Wamsley Lewis, Tudor House is operated entirely by volunteers.
Click the button below to see more.

Go to our Tudor House Page

Hope Square - close to Tudor House

Annual Awards
Call for nominations

We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve our objectives. The picture above shows last year’s (2017) main award winning building. Click the buttons below for full details of all our current and past awards.
Please see the ‘Awards’ pages of this website for further information and past winners of all awards.

Suggestions for future awards may be made by email to, or by writing to the Secretary of the Planning and Environment Committee, at 71 Roman Road, Weymouth, DT3 5JH.

Awards Archive

2017 - Castletown


Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to  key pages of the Local Authority and other websites. These in turn contain lots of information and news about planning issues within the Borough. Of particular interest at the moment is the development of the
Please click the link above to find out more.

Planning News (Every other month)

We publish a bi-monthly Planning Newsletter which  outlines many of the collective views of a representative
group of members, with actions taken.

Please come to a meeting and make your contribution!
Please click the button below to see recent issues.

Planning News & Opinion

Current Planning Issues

There are several major local issues which have proved to be of interest to members, including -

Development of Weymouth Peninsula

Weymouth Town Centre Enhancement

Joint Local Plan for Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset  

For more information, please  click the button below to go to our “Issues” page, where you will also find direct links to local authority websites which invite you to share your views.

Go to Issues Page

Civic Society News

The Board publishes a Newsletter three times a year which covers items of general interest to members and non-members alike.

Contributions for inclusion in this are always welcome - from members of the Society or non-members.

The most recent edition may be downloaded from our Members  page.

Search Planning Applications

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. Click  the button below  to go direct to the Fort website.

Go to The Nothe Fort

Enjoy a visit to the The Nothe Fort.

One of Weymouth’s most historic buildings

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Other Useful Links
A great collection of Planning Links may now be found on our Planning pages, and many other useful links on our
 Activities page.