St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

02 Sep

First contender for charity Bake Off!

White Rose Bakes is the first professional contender for our Home-made vs. Professional Bake Off, which will be part of St Nicks Autumn Fayre on 11th October. Deadline for entries is Thursday 9th October but if you’d like to take part, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can spread the […]

22 Aug

Good news for water voles & route 66

We are delighted to be awarded £9,592 for improving the habitat for water voles on St Nicks from SITA Trust, which provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. The project will open the site to light through coppicing and invasive species clearance, replacing it with native vegetation most favoured by this protected species. Watch the space […]

22 Aug

A big thank you & celebrations

Well done, Tracy! A big thank you to Tracy Cross who has raised more than £200 each for St Nicks and Hands & Voices Choir by taking part in Jane Tomlinson’s 10k Run for All! We are really proud of Tracy for finishing the race. If you’d like to help raise funds for St Nicks, please […]

15 Aug

Watch St Nicks on Countryfile this Sunday

St Nicks’ Nature Reserve Manager and part of our scything team will be showing off their skills in this Sunday’s Countryfile on BBC 1 from 8pm. The episode is mostly about Northern Ireland but don’t let that confuse you – look out for us in the Grow Wild campaign update. Enjoy!

06 Aug

Is nature good for your health?

Just in case you were in any doubt that nature can do wonders for human health, watch the video below featuring St Nicks. It is especially beneficial for good mental health and our Bearing Fruit project is one of many examples of how ecotherapy can positively transform people’s lives. Thank you to Phil, who has […]

30 Jul

Hurrah! Got our 5th Green Flag & will be on Countryfile

We’re very pleased to announce that our hard-working volunteers and staff have done it again! St Nicks has received its fifth national Green Flag Award, marking it out as a great place for wildlife and people. We’d like to thank all those who helped St Nicks earn this award whether it was by mucking in […]

22 Jul

St Nicks has a runner!

Tracy Cross has enjoyed volunteering at St Nicks for over a year, taking part in conservation tasks and wildlife watching. She is always looking for ways to further support the charity by attending events or helping to spread the word. This time, Tracy will be taking part in Jane Tomlinson’s 10k Run for All on […]

02 Jul

Half a tonne given away!

We saved over half a tonne of reusable items from being wasted at last Saturday’s Give or Take Day. The event encourages the reuse of items which may not be accepted at charity shops but could still be useful to someone. Everything that didn’t find a new home on the day will either go into […]

02 Jul

99 Years for the Nature Reserve

We’re pleased to announce that we recently signed a 99-year lease with City of York Council for the 24 acres of land which St Nicks is on. This means that St Nicks and its wildlife is secured as a nature reserve at least until May 2113. It also ensures we have a home for the […]

05 Jun

We’re hiring! Community Recycling Worker position available

We are sorry to report that Sue Archer, of the recycled crafts and WasteNotWantIt fame, is leaving our recycling team for pastures new. Her upcycling/recycling skills and encyclopedic knowledge of weird and amusing facts will be missed by all at St Nicks but we would like to wish Sue all the best in her new […]