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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

Trust Appointment of new Chief Executive

Dr David Fraser will become the Trust's Chief Executive in July, when long-standing Director Peter Brown MBE will retire. 

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...

York Design Awards entries closed

York Civic Trust is delighted to be a partner in the York Design Awards for new architecture, for building conservation and for open spaces.  The deadline this year for applications by owners, architects or builders was 10 April; expect results in June.

Plaque celebrates Guides and new Archive

A new plaque is on the Library in Library Square - newly re-furbished and re-opened with a great new City Archive.  It marks the origin of the York Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York.