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Weymouth Civic Society

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Planning and Environment

This  committee reviews  local planning applications on behalf of members, collects the views of a selection of members, and submits representative comments to local Planning Authorities.

It meets on the first Friday of each month at 4-00 pm.

Chairman                                                -  Pru Bollam
Secretary                                                - Brenda Pickett

WCS  Membership Secretary          - Pauline Crump
Other Members
Mary Bennett,  Ronald Martin, Gerald Mabb,
Pauline Carter, Richard Cropper, Keith Holdaway.

Nothe Fort Committee

This committee assists the Nothe Fort General Manager and her team with the day to day management of the Fort, the development of its commercial and strategic planning and in the management of the various teams of volunteers who keep the Fort running. The committee Chairman and several members sit on the WCS board.

Chairman                                                     - Brian Martin
Vice Chairman                                          - t.b.a.
Treasurer                                                     - t.b.a.
Volunteer Liaison                                   - t.b.a.
Events Director                                        - Jane Chandler

Other Members
Rod Burch, George Forder,  Alisdair Murray

Civic Society Rep.                                   - Mary Bennett

General Manager                                   - Louise Baker
Administration Manager                 - Steve Booth

Minutes Secretary                                   - Liz O’Connell

Tudor House Sub-committee

This committee is responsible for all aspects of the Tudor House operations, including development, planning, and day to day management.

Custodian                         - Dorothy Hyman
Treasurer                        - Hilary South
Secretary                        - Jenny Anderson
Other Members
Sue Wilson, Virginia Tatlor, Lynne Kerley, Laura Jane Gardner.


The WCS Board

This is the main WCS management committee. It oversees the activities of the three main operating committees (below), and works closely with the Nothe Fort professional management team on all aspects of Fort development and financial management.

Chairman                                                     - Mary Bennett
Vice Chairman                                          - Pru Bollam
Secretary                                                     - Gerald Mabb
Treasurer and
  Tudor House Custodian                   - Dorothy Hyman
Membership Secretary                       - Pauline Crump
Nothe Fort Chairman                          - Brian Martin
Director                                                      - Chris Moyle
Director                                                      -  Jane Chandler
Director                                                      - Keith Holdaway
Director                                                      - Jonathan Turner
Director                                                      - Ron Martin

General contact e-mail

Committees . . .

Where information is available to the website, the names of committee members, and committee meeting dates, will be published here. Individual Contact details are on our “Contacts” page.

-  Trustees -
Essential Information

Click here to view
“The Role of a Trustee”
a guide  from the Charity Commission website.

Click here to go direct to the
“Trustees - What’s Involved?”
 page of the Charity Commission website

Civic Society - Articles of Association

Click here
to download a copy of the Articles of Association of the WCS

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Members’ Newsletters

The Board publishes three Members’ newsletters per year, designed, edited and presented by Dinah Ellis, reporting on the Society’s activities. Click the button below to download a copy. E-mail versions may be obtained by contacting Pauline Crump at

The Board also publishes recent WCS news on their Facebook Page
which is moderated by Claudia Moore

Planning & Environmental Committee - News Updates

The Planing & Environmental Committee publish regular Planning News updates on our Planning pages. Click the button below to go there.

News updates from the Board and other committees  may occasionally be published in the form of e-mails from the Membership Secretary. Please contact Pauline Crump for more information at

Go to Planning News Pages

Click  the “Reg Charity” link at the bottom of any page to go to the WCS pages of the official Charity Commission website where recently filed directors’ reports and accounts may be viewed.

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