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Wimborne Civic Society

A Society to secure, preserve, protect, develop
and improve the area


What do we do?

  • monitor the quality of the built environment in Wimborne and the surrounding area
  • examine around 350 planning applications in Wimborne and its rural area each year. We are not just concerned with "old" Wimborne, but support good modern design when it enhances its immediate neighbourhood
  • scrutinise planning legislation, including new planning proposals, with a view to any likely consequences for the Society's area of benefit, and lobby for changes when needed
  • host a variety of talks on topics related to the historical and contemporary development of Wimborne and its environs
  • organise summer visits to places of interest, including some not normally open to the public
  • take part in Dorset Architectural Heritage Week
  • guide groups around the town

Examples of what we have done

We helped with:
  • establishing the Tourist Information Centre
  • improving the Cornmarket gates
  • improving Millstream Bridge railings
  • refurbishing Redcotts Gazebo
  • landscaping at the Allendale Centre
  • getting better litter bins
  • refurbishment of the Priest's House Museum
  • improvements at Walford Mill
  • surveys of street clutter and street lighting
  • financial help towards the costs of the new Hinton Martell fountain

We are proud of what we have achieved so far, but your active participation will help to secure the future quality of life in and around Wimborne.