St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

06 Aug

Is nature good for your health?

Just in case you were in any doubt that nature can do wonders for human health, watch the video below featuring St Nicks. It is especially beneficial for good mental health and our Bearing Fruit project is one of many examples of how ecotherapy can positively transform people’s lives. Thank you to Phil, who has […]

30 Jul

Hurrah! Got our 5th Green Flag & will be on Countryfile

We’re very pleased to announce that our hard-working volunteers and staff have done it again! St Nicks has received its fifth national Green Flag Award, marking it out as a great place for wildlife and people. We’d like to thank all those who helped St Nicks earn this award whether it was by mucking in […]

22 Jul

St Nicks has a runner!

Tracy Cross has enjoyed volunteering at St Nicks for over a year, taking part in conservation tasks and wildlife watching. She is always looking for ways to further support the charity by attending events or helping to spread the word. This time, Tracy will be taking part in Jane Tomlinson’s 10k Run for All on […]

02 Jul

Half a tonne given away!

We saved over half a tonne of reusable items from being wasted at last Saturday’s Give or Take Day. The event encourages the reuse of items which may not be accepted at charity shops but could still be useful to someone. Everything that didn’t find a new home on the day will either go into […]

02 Jul

99 Years for the Nature Reserve

We’re pleased to announce that we recently signed a 99-year lease with City of York Council for the 24 acres of land which St Nicks is on. This means that St Nicks and its wildlife is secured as a nature reserve at least until May 2113. It also ensures we have a home for the […]

05 Jun

We’re hiring! Community Recycling Worker position available

We are sorry to report that Sue Archer, of the recycled crafts and WasteNotWantIt fame, is leaving our recycling team for pastures new. Her upcycling/recycling skills and encyclopedic knowledge of weird and amusing facts will be missed by all at St Nicks but we would like to wish Sue all the best in her new […]

03 Jun

Only fun & “horses” raise over £1,000

It was a cracking Night at the “Races”! Brunswick Organic Nursery made a lovely buffet, York’s comedy legend Rory Motion entertained the punters as the Race Master and everyone got caught in the fun of “riding” or betting on model horses. We haven’t got the very final figure yet but the event will have raised […]

23 May

Race card is full!

Thanks to comedian Rory Motion, who will be the Race Master at our Night at the “Races” on 30th May, four more local business have lent their support to the event. The race sponsors are: The Pig & Pastry, The Raylor Centre, The Marcia Inn, Bison Coffee, Alligator Wholefoods, Dyrdal’s Garage & Bleak House Farm.A big […]

19 May

Introducing St Nicks’ first patron

After much involvement with St Nicks over the years, local poet, performer, photographer and writer of eco-musicals Anneliese Emmas Dean has recently become our first patron. We are delighted that she has kindly agreed to take on the role and look forward to working with Anneliese even more closely. You can read all about her […]

13 May

And there was cake!

The weather wasn’t helping last Saturday with its monsoon outbursts but it didn’t stop us from celebrating the tenth anniversary of St Nicks being declared a Local Nature Reserve plus the re-launching of the sixteen year old charity as St Nicks and twenty years since the former landfill was capped. Among the well-wishers who helped […]