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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

Sustaining the City Beautiful - new Trust publication

Members now have the Trust's publication, Sustaining the City Beautiful, proposing actions - small and large - which are needed to improve York for residents, businesses and visitors.  We hope this publication will lead to local discussions and decisions...

York Design Awards are launched

York Civic Trust is delighted to be a partner in the York Design Awards for new architecture, for building conservation and for open spaces.  The deadline this year for applications by owners, architects or builders is 10 April 2015.

Plaque celebrates Guides and new Archive

A new plaque is on the Library in Library Square - newly re-furbished and re-opened with a great new City Archive.  It marks the origin of the York Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York.

Trust to recruit new Chief Executive

With the retirement in July of the Trust's longstanding Director, Peter Brown MBE, the search has started for his successor.  For details of the post (closing date 12 February), click 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. 


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