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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.
Trust to recruit new Chief Executive
With the impending retirement of the Trust's longstanding Director, Peter Brown MBE, the search has started for his successor. For details of the post, click here.Fairfax House and Residents' weekend
Fairfax House opens to residents with a Yorkcard for the 2015 weekend! 11am - 4pm on 31 January, 11am - 2pm on 1 February. Come in for free! (Civic Trust members always free.)City of York Draft Local Plan
Trust position on 29 Castlegate
The Trust has made a statement about 29 Castlegate - the building next door to Fairfax House - in light of press comments.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.