St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Better Becks and Reconnecting Communities

We have been lucky enough to be awarded funding through the Yorkshire Water Biodiversity Programme. This exciting project will look at Tang hall and Osbldwick becks, carrying out habitat work to improve the becks and the green spaces connected to them for our wonderful wildlife and the local community.

The project will run until April 2023 and in that time, we will establish a Beck Conservation volunteer group, carry out improvement works across 15km2 of river habitat and connected green space, engage and involve the community through events and volunteering opportunities and create healthier becks and green spaces that everyone can enjoy.

Tang Hall beck at St Nicks

The green spaces we will improve through this project include:

• St Nicks LNR
• Tuke Avenue grassland
• Derwenthorpe (JRHT)
• Hemplands
• Heworth Holme
• Wolfe Avenue woodland

If you would like further information about this project, please email

This page was last updated 6 Sep 2021