Leeds Civic Trust is pleased to announce the publication of Susan Pitter’s Independent Blue Plaques Review. To read the full report click here. To read our Trustees statement please click here. To find out the background to this report – click here. The Trustees of Leeds Civic Trust accept the recommendations of the report and […]
Preserving our community heritage – Can you help us map Dyson & Sons benches?
Be part of this international event encouraging motorists to give up their cars for a day!
With support from Dobson Construction and Seagulls we are proud to present our ‘Take A Seat’ project. Each of the 15 benches created through this initiative, came with a grant to help support community groups commission artists to decorate them, and to install and maintain them. We wanted the benches to reflect the incredible way […]
We are pleased to announce that our 181st Blue Plaque has been unveiled. Sited at 8, Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2LH, it celebrates the life and work of Dr Edith Pechey. A most extraordinary woman whose life began in 1845 in Langham, Essex. She came to Leeds in 1863 to teach but her calling was […]
Heritage Open Days Micro Grants – Edible England Our Heritage Open Days Micro Grants are intended to support events hosted during the annual Heritage Open Days festival here in Leeds (10 – 19 September 2021). Whether there is a local figure you’d like to celebrate, a great story you would love to tell, or you’d […]
Over the course of the next few months, we will be gathering practical ideas to improve the bus service in our area. Whether a commuter from Otley who works in Bramley, a football fan from Morley who needs to get to Elland Road, or someone from Wakefield who uses the bus service to visit relatives […]
With the launch of its new Bus Manifesto, Leeds Civic Trust urges Tracy Brabin, newly elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, to take action now to bring our bus service back under public control. A New Deal for Buses in Leeds and West Yorkshire calls for the introduction of bus franchising as the only hope for a […]
Clean Air Day Micro Grants Calling all community groups, schools, artists, activists, storytellers and event makers! Would you like to help make Leeds Clean Air Day the most impactful yet? Our Clean Air Day Micro Grants are intended to support events hosted during the annual Clean Air Day on or near Thursday 17th of June […]
Leeds Civic Trust is looking to recruit new Trustees. This is an exciting time for the Trust as we continue to implement our 2020-2025 Vision to diversify the work and reach of the Trust, reaching new audiences and ensuring that our work stays relevant in the future.
Office Coordinator Would you like to manage our lovely and characterful office in Wharf Street? We’re looking for an Office Coordinator. You’ll be at the heart of all that we do – working with the public, our members, volunteers and small staff team. You’ll be joining the Trust at a crucial time, as we seek […]
An exciting opportunity to work on Transport & Liveable Leeds projects Leeds Civic Trust is recruiting for a one-year post to support a number of initiatives to deliver its Transport Vision, in particular a year-long project Imagine an Excellent Bus Service for Leeds exploring peoples’ experience of bus services in Leeds and how public transport […]
Please spare 10-15 minutes to help make the city’s blue plaques scheme one that truly represents our city. Leeds Civic Trust is responsible for the city’s largest blue plaques scheme. Since 1989 the Trust has erected 180 plaques across Leeds commemorating significant historical figures, buildings and events in locations which are associated with them. Most […]
Leeds Civic Trust is bringing colour to Leeds! Would you like to be a part of a city-wide community of colourful benches? We have a small funding pot available for you to customise a bench that will benefit your community – we’ll provide the bench, and your community will provide the creativity! This opportunity is […]
We are delighted to announce the long-awaited second volume devoted to the Trust’s Blue Plaques scheme is now available to order. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this 162-page edition covers the 98 plaques unveiled between June 2001 and October 2017 – picking up where our previous volume Leeds Blue Plaques left off. Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection […]