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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

New Chief Executive of the Trust

Dr David Fraser has begun work as the Chief Executive of the Trust.  You can find out more on this page.

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.  

Primary School Public Speaking Competition - Winners

At the Trust's competition on 1 July, the winning speakers were Isabel Jatto and Maeve Reeve-Smith of St Wilfrid's primary school.  Huntington and Westfield were 2nd and 3rd - well done all!

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...

New Exhibition open

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