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York Civic Trust

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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.

Latest News

Next Civic Trust plaque unveiled on 20 October

On 20 October a plaque marking the birth of Joseph Rowntree will be unveiled by the Trust and the Rowntree Foundation on the shop at 10, Pavement.  Rowntree senior ran a grocery shop there from 1822, and Joseph was born in their dwelling above the shop in 1836.

Public Speaking Competition

The next Trust public speaking competition is for secondary schools on 26 November.  The primary school competition on 2 July was won by Naburn School pupils. The competitions are part of the Trust's Education programme.

Trust Chairman leading speaker at Archaeological Conference

The opening speaker on 11 October was Dr Peter Addyman, the Trust's Chairman. He presented plans for the forthcoming Historic Atlas of York, at the annual conference of the York Archaeological Forum with the City's Archaeology Dept . 

City of York Draft Local Plan

York City Council is still considering a draft Local Plan for our area. On 9 October it decided to produce another housing trajectory report detailing estimated local housing need, and supply, for the coming years.  The Plan will later need to be passed to the Government's Inspector.  ...

Trust supports 2014 Design AwardsTrust supports 2014 Design Awards

York Design Awards 2014, to find the best building design, were decided on 23 June 2014.  The Trust participates in and supports these Awards as a way of improving building design and conservation...