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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

Next Civic Trust plaque

On 1 June the Trust and the Rowntree Society will unveil a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954): Penn House, Bootham. He was a Quaker, innovator in business management and pioneering social scientist.

York Design Awards 2016 competiton

The Trust is represented in York Design Awards for the best new buildings and restoration.  The competition was launched in January, and the Awards will be announced on 22 June.

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 ...

Bootham Park Hospital - Trust position

Trustees and members of our Planning Committee have visited Bootham Park Hospital to assess its condition, given concerns about future uses of this highly significant set of buildings.  You can see our response to those who closed the Hospital via our Current Activities page.

Final appeal for Rigg Monument Restoration successful!

The Rigg Monument has reached its restoration costs target of £13,883, with a day to spare. Money already pledged will now be put to use in St Lawrence's churchyard. See http://www.space...