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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

York Design Awards 2015 - Public Vote

York Civic Trust encourages you to vote for the York Press People's Award as part of the 2015 York Design Awards for new architecture, building conservation and open spaces. The judges have made their visits and the results will be announced on 24 June.

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?

Trust Appointment of new Chief Executive

Dr David Fraser will become the Trust's Chief Executive, starting on 13 July.  Long-standing Director Peter Brown MBE retires at the end of July. 

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...

New Exhibition open

Consuming Passions is the new exhibition in Fairfax House, open from 28 May. Loans from over 40 museums and owners illustrate Georgian retail therapy!