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.
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
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!