Welcome to the site
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.
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
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
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.