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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

Get to know your York with the Trust

On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June we have a marquee in St Sampsons Sq. Join Trustees and members to see what the Trust does: and enjoy a free walking tour of our city.  More details and the programme of walks from 9.30 to 3 are on the Activities page.

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...