Weymouth Civic Society
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
Mary Bennett, Ronald Martin, Gerald Mabb,
Pauline Carter, Richard Cropper.
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
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
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 - Dorothy Hyman
Director - Rod Burch
Director - Jane Chandler
Director - Keith Holdaway
Director - Jonathan Turner
Tudor House Custodian - Dorothy Hyman
Nothe Fort Chairman - Brian Martin
Committees . . .
Where information is available, the names of committee members, and committee meeting dates, will be published here. Individual Contact details are on our “Contacts” page.
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Civic Society Quarterly Newsletters
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The Board publishes a quarterly newsletter reporting on the Society’s activities. Members are invited to send items for publication as as E-mail attachments to
Message from “Civic Voice”
To Gerald Mabb, Secretary.
I am writing to you to share with you research that has been published by Historic England showing that the number of full-time equivalent historic environment specialists providing advice to local authorities in England has fallen by 36% since 2006.
I wanted to share it with you as I think the conclusion is simple; less staff providing advice to local authorities is threatening the future of our historic environment. As we celebrate 50 years of Conservation Areas, this is wrong.
With conservation staff numbers being so hard hit by cuts, we have to ask how councils are coping with their duties to manage the historic environment. Many will say they have the advice from consultants and private sector. We do not believe that is suitable. The activities of conservation officers are most effective when they are embedded in the local planning authority, rather than being seen as an add-on. A 36% decreased is unacceptable.
Will you support Civic Voice's Big Conservation Conversation to help us continue to make the case for the importance of the historic environment.
Vice President of “Civic Voice”, our National Civic Organisation and publisher.
Civic Society News
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