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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

David Fraser Appears on BBC Radio York

Chief Executive Dr David Fraser was interviewed by Jonathan Cowap on BBC Radio York on 17 November 2015. Their conversation covered live issues in York and the Yorkshire environ...

Andrew Scott takes over as Chair

Our new Chair is Andrew Scott, former Director of York's National Railway Museum, and an engineer by training.  His predecessor, Peter Addyman, becomes President of the Trust.

Peter Addyman awarded prestigious national medal

Dr Peter Addyman CBE was awarded the British Academy medal for his work on historic York, receiving the award from Professor Lord Nicholas Stern on 29 September.

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. 

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...