Halifax Civic Trust

President Sir Ernest Hall

Celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax's built and natural environment. 

Founded in 1962, Registered Charity no. 508817 

Chair’s introduction


Welcome to Halifax Civic Trust.

We are an entirely voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of our Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of Halifax – famously described by the John Betjeman as a town of hidden beauty. By raising public awareness, carrying out projects to improve the environment, keeping a close eye on heritage at risk, influencing major projects and planning decisions we aim to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live, work and visit. We hold an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding local projects which have included the restoration of the Piece Hall, local community gardens and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial. You will also see our blue plaques commemorating our notable local residents around the town.

Individual membership is currently available at only £17.00 per year (£25 for couples, £5.00 for students). We are happy to discuss corporate membership and have also benefitted from sponsorship from a variety of local and international organisations which has enabled us to tackle new projects.

This is an exciting time to be involved with the regeneration of Halifax, and we do hope you will not only use the resources on the website but join us in actively making our town a better place.

Alan Goodrum