St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

28 Jun

Hot wastebusting report

What a scorching hot day we had for our Wastebusters’ Fest on 17th June! Still, we had a great day and made best use of the sunshine by inviting along Seggy with his solar cookers. Seggy is a member of Solar Cooking UK group on Facebook, which proves that the UK is perfectly suitable for […]

26 Jun

New Green Exercise Programme

Thanks to funding from City of York Council and partnership with York Mind, our Ecotherapy project is expanding again! Ecotherapy promotes good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a natural environment. We currently offer activities on every day of the work week. As of July we are happy to be adding green exercise […]

19 Jun

We are recruiting!

Do you want to join St Nicks’ friendly and enthusiastic team? We are currently recruiting for the new and exciting role of Projects Assistant.  The Projects Assistant will help us in our projects, with particular focus on Ecotherapy, so that more people may benefit from our charitable services. If you are interested in this opportunity, […]

23 May

It’s fledgling time!

Yes, it’s that gloriously verdant time of the year when new life seems to be bursting out everywhere. It’s also a time when young birds are leaving their nests and may appear lost, in need of help. Last week a tiny long-tailed tit fledgling was found on the cycle path. Rather than risk it getting […]

18 May

New phase of York Becks Project launched

A lovely walk and picnic on 5th May marked the launch of a new phase of our York Becks Project. We couldn’t have wished for a sunnier day and were pleased to see good numbers attending including the Lord Mayor and Civic Party. We started at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall whose manager, Lauren Marshall, talked to us briefly about […]

28 Apr

Dancing at Sir Jack Lyon Concert Hall!

As far as we know, the recent South High School USA concert was the first time this great venue for classical concerts had audience dancing along to the music. Several of the South High students simply could not resist the funky tunes and accepted the half-jokingly made invitation by the conductor of York Music Forum Big Band to use the […]

28 Apr

Easter to remember

Over the Easter holiday, we put on a variety of nature events that anyone, but especially families, could come along to. We are very pleased with the results and shall certainly do our best to build on this success to make next year’s Easter even better. Big thanks go to everyone who helped out or took […]

03 Apr

Zero Plastic Fantastic Challenge

Judging by the interest generated by the Plastic Myths Busted! blog post, plastics is a big issue and challenge for a lot of people. St Nicks staff will try to tackle the issue by setting ourselves the Zero Plastic Fantastic Challenge. For the next two months, between 1st April and 31st May, we will avoid single use […]

27 Mar

We are recruiting!

Do you want to join our team? We’ve got several Vacancies available for both paid and volunteer roles. We are currently looking for: Community Recycling Officer(s) Funding & Communication Co-Ordinator Honorary Secretary Trustee Grassland Management Volunteer York Urban Becks Volunteer plus a number of other ongoing volunteer roles Please see the Vacancies page for full details, […]

22 Mar

Concert raises £487 for Lord Mayor’s Charities

We are delighted to report that our Music for Good at the Guildhall was not only a superb evening full of great music but also raised £487 for the Lord Mayor’s charities: St Nicks, York Racial Equality Network, York LGBT Forum and York Civic Trust. More than 80 people attended the concert and we ran out […]