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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

Lord Mayor's Award for Conservation

Cllr. Ian Gillies made the first Lord Mayor's Award on 7 October to June Hargreaves MBE, in recognition of her significant contribution to conservation and the enhancement of York.  The Award will be made annually at each AGM.

York streets and A-Boards

The Council has instructed officers to prepare a policy on A-boards in York streets which includes licensing them. There will be a consultation later.  We hope Trust members will be ready to respond to the draft proposals. 

Retirement of Peter Brown from Trust

We say farewell to Peter Brown MBE as Director of the Civic Trust. Click on the headline for a description of his career and time in York.  

City Enhancement Fund - join our project teams

We are setting up teams for small projects under our City Enhancement Fund. We welcome more members and several experts are willing to help get projects off the ground. Can you help?

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...