St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

30 Apr

Ecotherapy to continue thanks to National Lottery players!

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our Ecotherapy Programme has been refunded by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities for a further five years! Over the last three years this project has supported over 242 individuals to improve both their mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity underpinned by a one-to-one tailored mentoring programme. This […]

30 Apr

Working together to improve the Green Heart of York

On 6th April young people from SASH joined St Nicks’ volunteers and trustees to improve the community woodland at St Nicks Local Nature Reserve, supported by staff from both charities. We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor, Cllr Barbara Boyce, together with individuals, businesses and other charities who support both organisations. The Lord Mayor […]

18 Apr

We’re hiring!

We are looking for a caretaker to help look after the centre building and join our friendly team at St Nicks. Application deadline: The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. For a full job description and application […]

27 Mar

Want to play? Have a go at our anniversary quiz

Over the next 12 months in which we celebrate our 20th year, we’ll be giving you a chance to win some St Nicks chocolate (palm oil free, made from ethically sourced cocoa by our neighbour Choc Affair) and greeting cards. It costs £1 to enter the quiz and you can either take part online or […]

26 Mar

A great start to our 20th Anniversary Year

On 28th March 1998 Friends of St Nicholas Fields, today’s St Nicks, was born as a registered charity. We started our celebrations on Saturday 24th March with an overview of the achievements made over the last 20 years. Chief Officer Tom Waring summarised just some of the many projects we have delivered while Cllr. Andrew […]

26 Mar

LED there be light

Come and see if you can spot the difference – our lighting has been upgraded to LEDs, which will help reduce our energy usage and brighten up the centre at the same time! It’ll take some time to get used to no switches in the bathrooms where sensors will ensure no-one forgets to turn the […]

22 Mar

Fixing it good

Thanks to funding from York Community Recycling Fund of the City of York Council we’ve been able to run a series of Fix It Café events. Over six sessions our fantastic Fixers were able to give a new lease of life to countless items and divert 378kg of waste from landfill. Amongst other things the […]

02 Mar

Snow doesn’t stop Wastebusters

It has been a long time since we’ve had so much snow for so long but our amazing Recycling Team has been collecting recycling as usual throughout this harsh week. They even keep on smiling; see Lewis Outing’s photo for proof! The weather is certainly challenging and not just for people. There isn’t much food […]

23 Feb

How much fun can one have at our Ceilidh?

The answer is: plenty – as shown in Lewis Outing‘s brilliant photos and video below. Not only was fun had but we also raised over £600 for the charity, which is fantastic! We would like to thank all who took part in dancing and games, or helped out – especially Jules and Jill for amazing […]

19 Feb

Fixing up the Centre

Thanks to Feoffees of St Michaels Spurriergate and all who have donated to our Fix St Nicks fund the Environment Centre is getting some much needed TLC at last. Most of the shutters have been fixed now and we have a couple of other jobs to do before the scaffolding comes down. The Centre is open […]