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Membership and Meetings

Individual membership of York Environment Forum is £5; groups/organisations £10.

Membership of York Environment Forum is open to representatives from any appropriate groups, organisations or businesses with an interest in environmental matters, as well as individuals and parish councillors (subject to the terms of our Constitution).

In ‘normal’ times meetings are held monthly at City of York Council’s West Offices (4.00-6.00pm) and observers are always welcome. From April 2020 these monthly in person meetings have been suspended for the foreseeable future. We are holding online virtual meetings instead, usually 4.00 to 5.00pm on the second Tuesday.

We have a number of subgroups, which are in line with our themes. They are transport, waste, the natural environment, the built environment and One Planet York. The subgroups have regular meetings (transport), occasional meetings or operate ‘virtually’.

Minutes are posted on this website. The dates and focus of meetings are published in the monthly News section.

To attend a meeting as an observer, or apply for membership of York Environment Forum, please contact the Chair, currently Penny Bainbridge.

Membership forms are available here: YEF MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


Our member organisations include several parish councils and we are happy to accept more (one representative per council). Our membership stands at almost 40,  including (non-voting) City of York Council members, one from each political group.

Voting members  include:

Edible York – website

York Natural Environment Trust –

York Bus Forum – website

Good Food York –  website

St Nicks – website

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – website

Wheatlands Community Woodland – contact Barry Otley at

York Quakers –

Constructive Individuals –

Bishopthorpe Parish Council – website

Heslington Parish Council – website 

York Community Energy – website

York Trades Union Council – website

Clean Air York – on Facebook

Treligan – website

Rollits LLP York – website

Treemendous –  website

Wellbeing in York – website

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