With the recent improvement in the weather, York Civic Trust’s City Enhancement Programme [CEP] is once again back in full swing after its winter recess.

Under the guidance of our volunteering Project Managers, the CEP has already completed two projects and approaches completion of a third.

We have smartened up one of the C19 milestones on Tadcaster Road, which was looking rather unloved (left), by giving it a clean and fresh coat of paint (below).

A new cover and finial has been fitted to a gas lantern in Dean’s Park (below) by Dave Barnes, and at the request of York Minster. The lamp had been without a top for some time.

In ongoing work, the Trust continues to restore the historic water trough as part of its wider programme of works to improve Clifton Green, which have included timber repairs to the feet of the trough, the canopy roof over the trough, and the fencing around the green.

The work to the stone trough is currently being carried out by conservator Alaina Schmisseur (right), who is due to complete the work by the end of April.

Nick Beilby is project manager for all three of these projects and already has a busy year of City Enhancement works lined up for the city and its suburbs.

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