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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 2016 competition

The Trust is represented in York Design Awards for the best new buildings, restoration and public space. The Awards winners, announced on 22 June, include Walmgate Bar and the Hiscox building.

Lord Mayor's Charity

York Civic Trust is delighted to be one of new Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor's chosen charities for his year in office. We hope members will give generously for some special activities!

New Civic Trust plaque

On 1 June the Trust and the Rowntree Society unveiled 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.

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.