Mayfields Community Trust was set up in July 2012 with a view to improving the management of the Mayfields Public Open Space in York for the benefit of residents and local biodiversity and wildlife. The Trust prepared a detailed 10-year management plan that involved widespread public consultation and was submitted to the City of York Council. In August 2013 the Council decided that MCT should be given the opportunity to look after the part of the site to the North of Nelsons Lane initially for 18 months. Then in March 2016 they gave us a licence to manage the site for 3 more years. In March 2021 we were told we would be given a licence for 10 years. The Trust has up to 15 trustees, appointed to ensure that the trust has all the expertise needed to achieve all the objectives of its management plan. It has 94 members who have renewed their £5 annual subscription for 2021. All our work is done on a voluntary basis (no-one is paid), so membership subscriptions are a great asset to help with our running costs. We also receive donations from local residents.
MCT is now a member of the Conservation Volunteers and the relevant activities of its members on the site are covered by insurance arranged through B-TCV.
If you would like to be involved in the management of this important urban green space in York, please contact us telling us about your interests.