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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

City of York Draft Local Plan

The Trust is disappointed that City of York Council has still not agreed a draft Local Plan for our area. York should be guided in its planning decisions by a well-founded Local Plan: the completion of the process is essential, notwithstanding the tight timescale before the May elections. 

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.

Latest Civic Trust plaque unveiled

On 20 October a plaque marking the birth of Joseph Rowntree was 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.

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 . 

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...