St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

30 Mar

Covid Update April 2021

We’re pleased to say our outdoor groups such as Ecotherapy, more volunteers and terracycle drop off sessions will be back at St Nicks from mid-April. We are currently working on some exciting plans to reopen the centre building in line with lifting/removal of restrictions. Watch this space for our new opening hours!

24 Mar

Job Opportunities: Ecotherapy Project Assistant and Thriving at Work Project Officer

Two fantastic opportunities have come up at St Nicks; Ecotherapy Project Assistant and Thriving at Work Project Officer. You can find out more, including how to apply, about both roles on our vacancies page. The Ecotherapy Project Assistant role will support the administration of our innovative Ecotherapy project and help with the delivery of project […]

19 Mar

New Vice Chair: Sarah Middleton

Hot on the heels of our new Chair, Sarah Middleton is our new Vice Chair, having recently acted as interim VC. A local resident, Sarah takes a keen interest in the environment and living sustainably. Drawing from her experiences of marketing and communications, she has supported the St Nicks Board of Trustees since 2019. Sarah […]

09 Mar

New Chair: Stuart Leslie

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Leslie has been appointed as our new Chair. A trustee since 2018, Stuart has used his skills and experience from both working in financial services and volunteering with a number of different sized charities to support and guide St Nicks, including in his role as Treasurer. Stuart says: […]

05 Jan

Covid Update: January 2021

It will come as no surprise to hear that the Environment Centre remains closed during the latest lockdown. You are of course welcome to visit the nature reserve (observing  Covid restrictions, naturally). Nature really does work magic during these tricky times, and we can’t put it better than this wonderful article in the Guardian, celebrating our very own “unexpected wonderland”. It goes on […]

17 Dec

Charity Close Dates for Festive Break

  A quick update on the Environment Centre’s opening hours and activity over the Festive break. The centre is officially closed from the 18th December to 4th January ’21. You may see some staff on the reserve as the Green Spaces Team keep up routine maintenance and our Recycling Team will be carrying out residential […]

04 Dec

Job Opportunity – Green Mentor

Are you passionate about the environment and supporting young people to make a difference? An amazing opportunity has come up for a part-time Green Mentor to inspire and engage with youth leaders between 10 and 14 years old to lead on environmental action projects across York as part of the exciting Green Influencers Scheme, a […]

23 Nov

Precious Plastics York – kickstarting a plastic revolution in York

Our month-long Precious Plastic York crowdfunder goes live today. We have many rewards available for our supporters check out the crowdfunder here. Based on the open source designs available from the lovely folks over at Precious Plastic, we will be developing machinery to recycle plastic waste ourselves. We want to change hearts and minds about […]

03 Nov

Covid update: changes due to UK-wide lockdown

As we move into a second phase of Covid lockdown we are ever aware of the need for people to enjoy fresh air, a place to go to exercise and a reminder of the simple joys of being in nature. Although the Environment Centre remains closed for the near future,  please do come along and […]

23 Sep

Covid update: what we’ve been up to

Due to Covid-19 we’ve had to make some staff changes and keep the Environment Centre closed to the public. However, we’ve also been busy carrying on with making York better for both people and wildlife: please see for yourself in this quarterly digest including links and pictures.  We hope the reading will inspire you to […]