52 years of celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax's built and natural environment.

The Halifax Civic Trust is a voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of the Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of Halifax, which John Betjeman famously described as ‘a town of hidden beauty’. By campaigning, raising public awareness, supporting or opposing planning applications as appropriate, we hope to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live and work.

Anyone can become a member of the Halifax Civic Trust and if, like us, you wish to celebrate and enhance Halifax’s outstanding built and natural environment, we warmly invite you to join us. Our programme of challenging and informative general meetings on a variety of issues relating to the local environment is open to everyone. We also hold an annual awards ceremony at Halifax Town Hall to recognise quality in local building design, construction and refurbishment and regular executive meetings to monitor planning applications and discuss other issues. Individual membership is currently available at only £10.00 per year (£5.00 for students) and corporate membership rates are available on application.  

We very much hope that you will decide to join us and strengthen our voice within the local community.  

John A. Hargreaves (Chairman)

Chairman’s Welcome