The City of Durham Trust is a local civic society and registered charity.

Our purpose is to celebrate, protect and enhance the heritage and landscape of the City.

The Trust is dedicated to giving a strong and independent voice to ordinary people who:

  • care about where they live and everything that makes the City of Durham such a special place;
  • have a store of knowledge and want to make a meaningful contribution;
  • want to participate in and influence planning in order to keep the City distinctive and liveable;
  • are keen to balance heritage and growth and to put sustainability at the heart of planning for the City.

Latest News

Trust's Architectural Awards

Asset of the month for June 2022 Read more and comment

Trust exhibition

at Durham Museum Read more and comment

Flass Vale

Saving Flass Vale as an open green space. Read more and comment

Consultations on our streets

The Trust's responses Read more and comment

Jubilee beacon

Lit on Palace Green, 2nd June Read more and comment

Good citizens awards

Received by John Ashby and Roger Cornwell, Trustees of the City of Durham Trust Read more and comment