St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

17 Oct

Banking for bees

Big thanks to Hungate York Regeneration, our local LendLease team, for building homes of a different kind: a “bee bank” for mining bees! Using sand left over from York Urban Buzz project by Buglife, busy pollinators such as the “plasterer” Davies Mining Bee will be able to use this new habitat to burrow and lay eggs in […]

10 Oct

It’s World Mental Health Day

We’re celebrating the World Mental Health Day with this great video demonstrating how we innovatively make positive changes in mental health – one plant at a time. We hope you like it as much as we do and if you’d like to improve your wellbeing through ecotherapy, please get in touch. Big thanks go to our partners […]

27 Sep

Lord Mayor’s success!

The long-awaited result is here: an amazing £49,111 was raised through the joint fundraising efforts with our fellow Lord Mayor’s Charities of 2016-17 York Racial Equality Network, York LGBT Forum and York Civic Trust. Some monies went to other charities involved in regular events so our total share is £10,300, most of which will go towards our York Becks Project. […]

22 Sep

Pictures from the Scythe Fest

How did our first Meadow Keepers‘ Scythe Fest go? Despite some rain we had a great afternoon which one participant summed up: “Something so different but enjoyable. I used to scythe and it’s fantastic to see a refreshing new focus on it now and see how the whole community can get involved in taking care of […]

01 Sep

Video of St Nicks Wastebusters in Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

Our brilliant wastebusting recycling team took part in the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge on 28th August 2017.  Just like the thousands watching the race, they had a fun time on the day competing with another 50 teams for the trophy. There were some amazing and snazzy looking soapbox carts, plenty of which had professional help in […]

25 Aug

Introducing our local community to our wonderful wildlife

Thanks to a grant of £2,000 from TCV and People’s Health Trust through their Local People project, we are able to deliver a series of workshops to engage members of the local community in nature and its conservation by raising awareness of local issues and breaking down barriers in accessing nature. Our first session was […]

25 Aug

Eighth Green Flag Community Award

We’re very pleased to be among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive our eighth prestigious Green Flag Community Award again this year. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent […]

17 Aug

Soapbox Success!

It’s official! Our soapbox has successfully passed scrutineering so we are allowed to take part in the Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Run on August 28th. Now we know the mechanics are sounds we just need to decorate the kart, swaddle Stuart in bubble wrap and off we go. If you’d like to sponsor us you can […]

08 Aug

Calling all wannabe Poldarks

Our grassland scything project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is well underway. In the last 2 weeks we have taught more than 20 people the traditional skill of mowing grass with scythes in order to help make York’s grasslands better for wildlife. Last week’s training was for Poppy Road Poppy Project volunteers but we […]

08 Aug

Big thanks to Chloe!

Well done and big thanks to St Nicks Finance Officer’s daughter Chloe! She ran her first York 10k last Sunday, beat her personal best time and, thanks to family and colleagues from Markettiers, exceeded her £300 fundraising target. There’s still time to donate via our MyDonate page if you’d like to congratulate Chloe. Many thanks to all […]