St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

09 Aug

Beck to normal – ground work investigation complete

Thanks to all of our neighbours and visitors for putting up with the disruption caused by the recent ground investigation at St Nicks by the Environment Agency. The work teams have now left and the nature reserve is back to the sounds of bird song and buzzing bees instead of drills. We won’t know until […]

05 Aug

Help us win £100,000!

Exciting news! We are on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes Building Futures £1million pot, but we need online votes to win their education category. Persimmon Homes will be donating cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 to those organisations winning the most online votes. To vote for St Nicks please follow […]

23 Jul

Limited car parking due to ground investigations

Update: the works have now finished and we will find out what the results are in a few months From Monday 22nd July- Friday 2nd August, we have teams from Capita and the Environment Agency working on site in order to carry out some ground investigations. This work is being carried out to determine the […]

24 Jun

Summer Concert raises £500 for Nature Explorers

Big thanks go to all who supported our Summer Concert which has raised £500 for our Nature Explorers programme of family activities! Judging by the feedback we’ve had, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the diverse mix of classical music masterfully performed by pianist Matthew Palmer and cellists Sarah Sigsworth, Catherine Strachan and Frances Jones, as well […]

11 Jun

Proud to support and recycle at York Pride

We are proud to be supporting York Pride 2019 and equal rights. Our Recycling Team did a sterling job in helping visitors to recycle at the Knavesmire event last weekend, and received glowing feedback from the event visitors and stall holders. “Great work to show that [recycling] can be done at a large event!” “You […]

11 Jun

Awards update and great Ecotherapy feedback

Out of 300 nominations for 14 different awards our Recycling Team placed in the top three of the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management for Collection Crew of the Year. They were hoping to win but are still chuffed to have made the shortlist – and we know they are the best! […]

15 May

Centre closing for a spring clean 27th May – 2nd June

We will be having a spring clean of the Environment Centre so will be closed to the public week commencing 27th May. Apologies for any inconvenience; we hope you will like the result! Of course, the nature reserve is always open so you might still like to come and enjoy its blossoms.

29 Apr

Need a waste audit?

Our Recycling Team recently carried out their latest waste audit for a company with 200 staff. A previous waste audit elsewhere has resulted in that organisation reducing both the frequency of general waste collections and the number of bins they had, with their general waste falling by over a third. Alongside the carbon impact, this […]

25 Apr

Royal recognition and two more possible awards

St Nicks has been awarded the Duke of York’s 2018 Community Initiative Award and shortlisted for two national awards. HRH The Duke of York presented the Award at a ceremony on the 3rd of April 2019, at the Catterick Army Barracks. St Nicks was represented at the ceremony by Patron Anneliese Emmans Dean, Chief Officer […]

03 Apr

An oak to commemorate Birch

Some of the trees that have helped transform the 1990s barren look of St Nicks into the thriving green haven it is today came from various building sites that William Birch & Sons were developing at the time. The then company chairman Jack Birch often called up to offer trees or plants which would otherwise […]