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Aims & Objectives

Carlisle & District Civic Trust – striving to ensure high standards of architecture and town planning in Carlisle and neighbouring districts.


  • To stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of our area.
  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.
  • To achieve these ends through meetings, talks, visits, exhibitions, media information, and publicity and promotion of schemes of a charitable nature.

Achieving these aims through

  • An annual programme of talks, outings and visits to places of historical or architectural interest.
  • Commenting upon planning applications where necessary, especially in the case of listed buildings.
  • Representation on the City Council Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
  • Attending and commenting in Public Inquiries.
  • Holding regular committee meetings.
  • Supporting other relevant and appropriate groups.


Civic Trust Governance Document (pdf)