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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

Congratulations to Naburn School

On 2 July the Trust's public speaking competition for primary schools was won by two young speakers from Naburn School, against very high standards.  Well done!  The competition was part of the Trust's Education programme.

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...

Trust Office new staff

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michaela Dobson (formerly with Fairfax House) and Marie Grant (new to the Trust) in our office.

Consultation on Eye of Yorkshire

The Trust and University of Leeds held a consultation about the Eye of Yorkshire on 2 June, about how the current carpark area around Clifford's Tower should look and what the space should be used for, to contribute to a development brief.

Visiting Fairfax House

Fairfax House is open for 2014, with exhibition 'Accessorising the Georgians' opening on 28 March.  New volunteers are always welcomed, and a training course will start soon for people who are fresh to volunteering. 

Trust discussion of strategies

Dr Peter Addyman and Trustees held strategy discussions on 5 March 2014 to set priorities for the next planning period. Among other decisions, Trustees requested community photographs of particularly important views of York. These would inform the Trust and planners about the dangers of inappro...

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.