Stimulate interest in and care for the history and character of the city.
Encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning.
Encourage the improvement of features of public amenity.
Promote co-operation in the achievement of these objectives.
The first thing that hits you is the noise… The first thing that hits you is the noise. And then the smell. A concentrated version of that odour you get from a plastic milk bottle that you forgot to rinse out. Thirty Civic Trust members joined the visit to Premier Waste Recycling Ltd, the site […]
What Price Air Quality Thank you for attending our recent What Price Air Quality event at the Albert Room. Please find below a link to each of the presentations; Neil Evans – Director of Resources and Housing, Leeds City Council Dr James Tate – Associate Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds Dr Ian […]
Rainbow Plaques Launched Leeds Civic Trust has recently been working with Leeds City Council to create a special ‘Rainbow Plaques’ trail throughout Leeds city centre this summer. To celebrate Pride, we will be erecting a series of temporary Rainbow Plaques that will mark people, places and events that have shaped the City’s LGBT+ story. Based on […]
First White Cloth Hall – Back to its Former Glory After years of neglect plans have been revealed to restore and revive Kirkgate’s First White Cloth Hall. The Cloth Hall owners, Rushbond, plan a sympathetic but striking redesign for the building, retaining and enhancing the archways, introducing a glass atrium and introducing a modern element […]
Temple Mill – Under the Hammer Inspired by the Temple of Edfu *December Update* Leeds City Council have released a statement indicating the likely costs and repairs needed to restore Temple Works. This makes it clear that any would be buyer would need to be serious about the buildings future before bidding. See their statement […]
The North Bar Plaque – A Medieval Gateway to Leeds Step back in time with us to medieval Leeds, as today we unveil plaque number 164 for the ‘North Bar’. THE MEDIEVAL BARS OF LEEDS In the Middle Ages the boundaries of the built-up area of the town of Leeds were marked by bars. Leeds […]
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