All Saints Pavement Churchyard ‘Pocket Park’

One of the first areas to be included in The York Civic Trust’s City Enhancement programme aimed to bring neglected and overgrown parts of the urban realm back into productive use as quiet places in the city centre to sit and reflect, to pass time or to wait for friends has been part of the Churchyard of All Saints Pavement.

BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration opening the “pocket park” in May 2016

The City of York Council, The Parochial Church Council of All Saints Pavement and the York Civic Trust worked together to carry out improvements to the All Saints Pavement.

Various grants and contributions to the City Enhancement fund from the City of York Council, the Guildhall Ward Committee, The Parochial Church Council of All Saints Pavement including the Legacy of Mary Clive, the Feoffees of All Saints Pavement, the Feoffees of St Crux, The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, The York Guild of Building, Costa Coffee as part of their ‘Costa in the Community’ scheme and the York Civic Trust led to the creation of a ‘pocket park’.

The completed “pocket park” in All Saints Pavement Churchyard

Landscaping works, the erection of a wall, benches and flower beds to the Pavement took place in 2016, with works co-ordinated by Verna Campbell of the York Civic Trust. BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration opened the new All Saints Pavement and unveiled a blue plaque at the site on 31 May 2016.