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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

Emperor Constantine Statue Repaired



Following the theft and vandalisation of the Emperor's sword in September this year, YCT commissioned the statue's repair

Changing the Face of York

changing the face of the citySir Ron Cooke's new book York - Changing the Face o...

Schools Public Speaking Competition - 16 November @ 6.30pm


York Civic Trust is holding its next Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday 16 November in the Guildhall....

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.

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.

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 ...