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York Civic Trust

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.

Latest News

10 and 11 September - discover York!

On 10 and 11 September, York Civic Trust offers walking tours of York - general and specialised - for residents and visitors, half hourly from 10am to 3pm.  There is no charge but we hope participants will donate to York charities. The page on Support us, Lord Mayor's Charities has more details...

70th Anniversary (1946-2016)

York Civic Trust celebrates its 70th Anniversary 'Promoting Heritage - Shaping Tomorrow'. We would like to thank organisations and individuals who have supported our work over the years.

Lord Mayor's Charity

York Civic Trust is delighted to be one of new Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor's chosen charities for his year in office. We hope members will give generously for some special activities!

York Primary Schools Competition

Well done to the 28 primary school pupils who parti...

The Future of York (Seminar Results)

York Civic Trust members have participated in seminars to help shape the future of our city. The results are now available. Click on the heading to read more.

York Design Awards 2016 competition

The Trust is represented in York Design Awards for the best new buildings, restoration and public space. The Awards winners, announced on 22 June, include Walmgate Bar and the Hiscox building.

Trust views on York Central

The Trust made detailed comments on Council proposals for York Central, the 'teardrop' site behind the railway station. We have criticised the minimal ideas for improved access in and out of the site for people and traffic, and the over-high buildings. We suggest a bolder view for York: why not ...