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York Civic Trust

About: Dr Peter Addyman - President

Peter Addyman replaced Darrell Buttery as President in October 2015
York Civic Trust was set up 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 its members seek to work collaboratively with the City of York Council and other organisations.

The Trust plays a fundamental role in defending York's heritage and articulating a vision for its future development.  Some of the Trust's major past initiatives include the foundation of the University of York, the closure of Deangate to traffic and the restoration of the Lord Mayor's Mansion House. It gives grants for the city's enhancement, offers constructive comments on local planning matters, and runs an annual programme of events and activities for members, giving them an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the city and its surroundings, and of conservation issues.

We hope you will take the time to explore our website in detail and to discover more about what is important to us.  Here are my comments in the Yorkshire Post, for instance.

York Civic Trust needs a strong voice and the support of people who recognise the importance of its role. We are open to all.  You could make an important contribution to our organisation - our members are our eyes and ears, and the more powerful our voice, the more chance we have of influencing decisions.

If you share our interest in York's character and have connections with the city - be it past or present - we would be delighted to welcome you as members.  Our simple membership form is here.  

Peter Addyman, C.B.E., F.S.A. 
Chairman October 2012 - October 2015
President October 2015 -