St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Oct

Autumn-tastic Fayre!

We had a fantastic Autumn Fayre last Saturday. The weather was kind so more than 300 people came to enjoy the variety of activities on offer. Among the highlights was our little woodland trail where all ages joined in planting wildflowers and making beautiful willow crowns or birch broomsticks. Talented musicians – Helen Bell & Richard Lane, Paul Young […]

10 Sep

York Open Eco Homes

We couldn’t have wished for a nicer day for last Saturday’s Open Eco Homes event (see the link for more details about the homes). Twenty cyclists and scores of other visitors used the opportunity to see a Passivhaus (designed and insulated so well it rarely needs heating in winter), a house built to Passivhaus standard […]

27 Aug

St Nicks supports the global climate strike on 20th September

St Nicks is joining the call for adults to support youth climate strikers in a global day of action on 20th September. While our day job is assisting individuals and organisations in adopting more sustainable practices, we feel the need to also advocate collective action. Climate change and environmental degradation are playing out on a […]

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.