St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

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 […]

13 Dec

Need a great Christmas present? Lewis Outing’s calendar is out!

If you’ve been to our of our big events you are likely to have met or seen our brilliant volunteer photographer Lewis Outing in action. His photos of St Nicks and York at large are fantastic. We always look forward to seeing the latest ones on his Twitter, Flickr and website so we’re particularly delighted that Lewis […]

24 Nov

Christmas Wreath Challenge Results

Our Chief Officer Tom Waring stepped in at the last minute to judge the contest because, sadly, Anneliese Emmans Dean was unwell (we’re sending her our best wishes). He had a tough job – all wreaths used some upcycled materials and all are lovely! In the end he settled on the “little corkers choir wreath” […]

03 Nov

October visitors

As well as our busy Autumn Fayre, we hosted a number of visiting groups this October. We gave a tour of St Nicks and talked about our projects to three student groups from Askham Bryan College and University of York. The Centre was hired by the National STEM Learning Centre and Sustrans who use it as an inspiring […]