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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 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.

We hold regular monthly meetings, where we briefly discus some current planning issues, and are entertained by a speaker on a topic of interest.

Contact Us
Click here to go to our contacts page.

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). It is followed by another 10 min film showing the delights of Dorset.

Our Next Meeting

Monday, September 18th  2017
 7-30 pm
At St Nicholas Hall
Buxton Road
(pictured below)

Weymouth & Portland Access Group
With  Carol Chinn and Mike Kelly

All our regular monthly meetings
(not the visit on 17th July) include a briefing and discussion on planning topics of current interest

Search Local Planning Applications

Click button above to visit the “Dorset-For-You” Planning Search page, where you may easily find lots of information about most current and recent planning applications.


Click the picture  to go to the 2016 AWARDS page

Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to  key pages of the Local Authority websites.
Click the blue button above

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at, 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.
Please click the button below to download an application form.

Read our latest planning notes

Click here to go to our Awards page.

Membership Application Form PLANNING Future Weymouth - Local Government

Click button above to visit the “Dorset-For-You” page entitled “A fresh look at new local government arrangements for the town”  The section labelled “Making a good community” includes as a required characteristic of good community -
“A  sense of civic pride and civic values”.

Nothe Fort

Leased  by the Civic Society from the local council, the fort is operated by a small professional management team supported by an army of volunteers. Click  here  to go direct to the Fort website.


Tudor House

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


Poster issued by Selwyn Williams & James Crump