St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

13 Nov

Gifts that make a difference

Looking for a great eco-friendly present? We’ve got just the thing – our new range of gift cards will support our efforts to improve natural habitats at St Nicks or other sites in York. Give a gift that will help York’s nature thrive, choose to: create hedgerow feasts: £5 will pay for the planting and […]

30 Oct

St Nicks is Bees’ Needs Champion

We have been declared a 2019 Bees’ Needs Champion by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). This proves that St Nicks and our wonderful volunteers really are the bees’ knees when it comes to supporting our buzzing buddies. The award goes to those who have shown dedication, innovation and creativity in making […]

18 Oct

Annual report and vote result

We have now published our Annual Report 2018-19 (6MB PDF file), which you can download by following the link. It describes the charity’s activities that year as well as our purpose and governance. It is richly illustrated with photos, mostly taken by our amazing volunteer photographer Lewis Outing. We would also like to to belatedly […]

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 […]