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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

The Trust wins a York Design Award

York Civic Trust won a special award from the architects judging York Design Awards, for public domain improvements.

Art by York Primary Schools - see at Gallery

You can see York primary schools winning artwork outside the Art Gallery, and for free in the Project Gallery inside.  Fifteen stunningly colourful images of York as you have not seen it before - till 30 July.

New Plaque - John Barry

On 20 June a new Trust plaque was unveiled, celebrating John Barry (Prendergast), the famous film music writer, 1933-2011.The plaque is on the Pavilion Hotel, Fulford, once the Prendergasts' home.

York Futures - Transport Workshop Results

We have published the results of the specialist workshops on our page 'Activities'. 


Changing the Face of York

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

Re-dedication service, St Lawrence's church, of Rigg monument

On 11 March, in the presence of the Civic Party, the Archbishop of York led a service celebrating the restoration of the Rigg monument in St Lawrence's churchyard, by York Civic Trust and donors.  The monument records the tragic loss of six children from the same family in a boating crash on th...