Programme and Fund
The City Enhancement Programme and Fund are tasked to preserve, restore, enhance, enrich and sustain the public realm – the streets and open space – of the city of York. It invests in projects that are suggested either by the Trust’s members or other members of the public.
Projects are overseen by our volunteer Project Managers who, although unpaid, are highly professional. They enlist partners and funders, and supervise the design and implementation of each project.
You can support City Enhancement by purchasing Ron Cooke’s book Changing the Face of the City, proceeds of which go to the Programme . This can be found in our online shop.
St Helen’s Square Benches & Lanterns – Completed December 2017
City Centre Street Name Signs – Completed August 2017
Coat of Arms, Beckett’s Bank & Georgian Door, Coney St – Completed June 2017
King’s Staith Railings Restoration – Completed May 2017
Archbishop Holgate’s Grammar School Gates – Unveiled May 2017
Lawrence Street Water Trough – Completed April 2017
St Margaret’s Church (National Centre for Early Music) Gates – Completed April 2017
The Rigg Monument Restoration – Dedicated by the Archbishop of York, March 2017
John Snow Memorial, North Street Gardens – Unveiled March 2017
All Saints Pavement ‘Pocket Park’ – Opened May 2016
Ice House, Monk Bar restoration
Queen Victoria Statue, Holgate restoration
Memorial Gardens Coat of Arms restoration
Drinking Fountain, Museum Gardens restoration
Lord Mayor’s Walk-Gillygate Corner Pocket Park
Waste Corrals, city centre
Cigarette Bins, city centre
Plaques marking important places and people are an important part of the City Enhancement Programme: see Civic Trust Plaques