St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

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 […]

02 Apr

Looking for trustees

We are currently looking for additional trustees to join our board of trustees. As a trustee you will provide oversight and perspective on our current activities and help guide the future development of the charity. We are looking for someone with a commitment to the work of St Nicks and a willingness to devote the […]

26 Mar

Forgotten Corners & award for Millenium Bridge

Since October 2018, St Nicks has been working with a group from the Blueberry Academy to improve the small woodland area near Millennium Bridge, thanks to funding from the City of York Council through their Forgotten Corners grant. The project will wind to an end this month but it has proven to be a huge […]

25 Mar

We’re hiring and collecting new TerraCycle items!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Recycling Team, and our volunteer Board of Trustees. For more information please see the Vacancies page or contact our Waste and Recycling Manager Sam. The team has recently been able to add a few more items to their collections for TerraCycle: any brand of nuts, popcorn and […]

20 Mar

Happy Spring Equinox along York Becks

We’ve celebrated the spring equinox with our Discover York Becks walk. Could not have had a better day for exploring how the character of the Osbaldwick and Tang Hall Becks changes over just a few miles. Working with partners such as the City of York Council, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency, our […]

25 Feb

Great knees-up showed the love

On a fine February day when temperatures jumped from below zero to 14°C, it felt fitting that this year’s fundraising ceilidh wasn’t just about dancing. We also used the opportunity to mark the The Climate Coalition’s #ShowtheLove campaign (see more info below). Dancers came up with some interesting and powerful messages as well as ideas […]

13 Feb

York Mumbler approval

We’re chuffed to have received York Mumbler approval as a family-friendly place recommended by York parents. The site, run by Emily Pickard, serves and connects local parenting community. Thanks to the parents who have put us forward for this recognition!