Welcome to the site
York Civic Trust is a membership organisation, open to all who wish to protect and enhance York's architectural and cultural heritage, to champion good design and to advance the high place which York holds amongst the cities of the world. The Trust values its independence, but seeks to work collaboratively with the City of York Council and other organisations.
Christmas and 250th Anniversary of Fairfax House
In 2013 Fairfax House celebrates 250 years as York's best townhouse. The Christmas decorations this year are the best ever! The house is open right up to Christmas.Trust to host Europa Nostra conference in 2014
Cutting the artery of York's heritage?
Civic Trust officers have publicly declared that City of York Council reductions in City conservation staff numbers beyond the already low numbers - to save resources - would cut an artery and damage economic prosperity. For the letter, see our Current Activities and Planning pages.War on A-boards
The York Press reported on 6 March that the City Council will take action on city-centre A-boards to advertise businesses, which are illegal as they block the pavement. This is something which York Civic Trust has long campaigned about.Trust Chairman and strategies
Peter Addyman, former Director of York Archaeological Trust, took over from Sir Ron Cooke at the end of 2012. Click here to know more about his priorities for the next years.Views of York Catalogue
The 232-page catalogue, with 250 colour and 70 black and white images of York, is nearly sold out. Hurry to buy one for the discounted price of £25! Contact Fairfax House shop or phone 01904 655543.