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.
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.
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. Please click the button below to go there.
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 at the Old Town Hall in High West Street (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.
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.
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.
Civic Society News(Quarterly)
We publish a quarterly Newsletter 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.
Please click the button below to see the most recent issue. Previous Newsletter is available from Members page.
Awards We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve these objectives. The picture above shows this year’s main award winning building. Click the buttons below for full details of all our current and past awards.
Message from our Membership Secretary to all our Readers HAVE YOUR SAY on the WEYMOUTH PENINSULAR DEVELOPMENT PLANS Please share your views - details of how to do this may be found on the Council website. Go there direct by following the links below.