St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Jul

(Inner) Poldarks unleashed to re-enact scything of city walls

Updated for 2018, our Meadow Keepers have re-enacted The Press in York archive photo below which shows the city walls being scythed in 1972. The team cut just a small section to demonstrate the heritage skill for the Bloom York festival but it was jolly hard work in the heat and on a big slope! […]

11 Jul

Summer concert raises cheers and £600!

Our 20th anniversary celebration concert on 30th June was a great success. The Unitarian Chapel filled up and the audience was very appreciative of the varied programme. Thea Jacob who came along summed it up well: “It was a wonderful evening and represented St Nicks brilliantly: inspirational, uplifting, purposeful, celebrating the richness and beauty of […]

10 Jul

Racing to celebrate 20 years…

Our brave Recycling Team is taking on the Micklegate Soapbox Run Challenge again on Monday 27th August. Last year they came 18th out of 51 teams despite their soapbox disintegrating over the last jump (watch below) – can they win this time? It would make a great highlight of our 20th anniversary year so the […]

30 May

Edith is 8!

This week one of our fully electric recycling collection vehicles (affectionately named Edith) turns 8. We bought her second hand from a well known local hardware shop last year and since then she’s helped us collect over 200 tonnes of recycling from residents and businesses in York. We have two Goupil vehicles, Edith who has […]

30 Apr

Ecotherapy to continue thanks to National Lottery players!

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our Ecotherapy Programme has been refunded by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities for a further five years! Over the last three years this project has supported over 242 individuals to improve both their mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity underpinned by a one-to-one tailored mentoring programme. This […]

30 Apr

Working together to improve the Green Heart of York

On 6th April young people from SASH joined St Nicks’ volunteers and trustees to improve the community woodland at St Nicks Local Nature Reserve, supported by staff from both charities. We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor, Cllr Barbara Boyce, together with individuals, businesses and other charities who support both organisations. The Lord Mayor […]

18 Apr

We’re hiring!

We are looking for a caretaker to help look after the centre building and join our friendly team at St Nicks. Application deadline: The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. For a full job description and application […]

27 Mar

Want to play? Have a go at our anniversary quiz

Over the next 12 months in which we celebrate our 20th year, we’ll be giving you a chance to win some St Nicks chocolate (palm oil free, made from ethically sourced cocoa by our neighbour Choc Affair) and greeting cards. It costs £1 to enter the quiz and you can either take part online or […]

26 Mar

A great start to our 20th Anniversary Year

On 28th March 1998 Friends of St Nicholas Fields, today’s St Nicks, was born as a registered charity. We started our celebrations on Saturday 24th March with an overview of the achievements made over the last 20 years. Chief Officer Tom Waring summarised just some of the many projects we have delivered while Cllr. Andrew […]

26 Mar

LED there be light

Come and see if you can spot the difference – our lighting has been upgraded to LEDs, which will help reduce our energy usage and brighten up the centre at the same time! It’ll take some time to get used to no switches in the bathrooms where sensors will ensure no-one forgets to turn the […]