St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

02 Mar

Snow doesn’t stop Wastebusters

It has been a long time since we’ve had so much snow for so long but our amazing Recycling Team has been collecting recycling as usual throughout this harsh week. They even keep on smiling; see Lewis Outing’s photo for proof! The weather is certainly challenging and not just for people. There isn’t much food […]

23 Feb

How much fun can one have at our Ceilidh?

The answer is: plenty – as shown in Lewis Outing‘s brilliant photos and video below. Not only was fun had but we also raised over £600 for the charity, which is fantastic! We would like to thank all who took part in dancing and games, or helped out – especially Jules and Jill for amazing […]

19 Feb

Fixing up the Centre

Thanks to Feoffees of St Michaels Spurriergate and all who have donated to our Fix St Nicks fund the Environment Centre is getting some much needed TLC at last. Most of the shutters have been fixed now and we have a couple of other jobs to do before the scaffolding comes down. The Centre is open […]

12 Feb

January roundup & time to show the love

As part of our commitment to promoting One Planet Living alongside One Planet York, we organised a big public talk by UK’s ‘King of No Dig’ Charles Dowding at the end of January. You can read all about it on our blog, where you will also find pictures from our Open Day for York Residents […]

26 Jan

Woodworking tutor wanted

We are looking for a tutor to lead a new woodworking group that will form part of the Ecotherapy programme at St Nicks, helping people in recovery from mental ill health. The aim of the group is to produce items that will have a functional use on the reserve such as birdboxes, batboxes, benches, veg […]

26 Jan

Wastebusters celebrate

The Recycling Team are very excited to have signed up their 100th business customer – Clifford’s Tower managed by English Heritage. Collecting from the largest house in York (the Minster) as well as from businesses of all sizes – from national chains down to small, independent coffee shops – the recycling scheme is going from […]

08 Jan

January email update is out

NO Dig for victory, guide to plastics recycling & more – read more and find our January list of events in the latest monthly update which can be viewed via this link. We only send one email per month with news and events dates, and we will never pass your details on to a third […]

08 Jan

Ever seen an octopus plant a tree?

No, we haven’t either but Octopus Energy donated 50 trees to St Nicks as part of their tree planting initiative to help reduce air pollution. Just before we closed the Centre for Christmas, on 22nd December Octopus employees and Rachael Maskell MP joined our volunteers to plant out Hazel, Holly, Hawthorne and Maple hedge-sized trees […]

22 Dec

Seasonal Centre closure & best wishes

The Environment Centre is closed now until Monday 8th January 2018 when it will re-open during office hours and events as usual. Please note that our household recycling collections are carrying on throughout that period except for Monday 25th December, Tuesday 26th December and Monday 1st January 2018. If you are due a collection on any […]

19 Dec

Thanks to Historic England for a sweet £127!

The Planning Group of Historic England office in York have a charity Bake Off every year in which the staff compete to win the contest and raise funds for a local charity. This year we were the lucky charity to be chosen to benefit. Not only did our Outreach Officer Ivana got to try all the delicious […]