St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

25 Aug

Eighth Green Flag Community Award

We’re very pleased to be among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive our eighth prestigious Green Flag Community Award again this year. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent […]

17 Aug

Soapbox Success!

It’s official! Our soapbox has successfully passed scrutineering so we are allowed to take part in the Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Run on August 28th. Now we know the mechanics are sounds we just need to decorate the kart, swaddle Stuart in bubble wrap and off we go. If you’d like to sponsor us you can […]

08 Aug

Calling all wannabe Poldarks

Our grassland scything project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is well underway. In the last 2 weeks we have taught more than 20 people the traditional skill of mowing grass with scythes in order to help make York’s grasslands better for wildlife. Last week’s training was for Poppy Road Poppy Project volunteers but we […]

08 Aug

Big thanks to Chloe!

Well done and big thanks to St Nicks Finance Officer’s daughter Chloe! She ran her first York 10k last Sunday, beat her personal best time and, thanks to family and colleagues from Markettiers, exceeded her £300 fundraising target. There’s still time to donate via our MyDonate page if you’d like to congratulate Chloe. Many thanks to all […]

31 Jul

July events highlights

Below you’ll find more pictures from these events. Don’t want to miss out next time? Sign up to our monthly mailing list. Flying High!  Fri 28th July It’s always a delight to work with our patron Anneliese Emmans Dean whose poetry is entertaining as well as educational. Her latest book about British birds is full of […]

28 Jun

Hot wastebusting report

What a scorching hot day we had for our Wastebusters’ Fest on 17th June! Still, we had a great day and made best use of the sunshine by inviting along Seggy with his solar cookers. Seggy is a member of Solar Cooking UK group on Facebook, which proves that the UK is perfectly suitable for […]

26 Jun

New Green Exercise Programme

Thanks to funding from City of York Council and partnership with York Mind, our Ecotherapy project is expanding again! Ecotherapy promotes good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a natural environment. We currently offer activities on every day of the work week. As of July we are happy to be adding green exercise […]

19 Jun

We are recruiting!

Do you want to join St Nicks’ friendly and enthusiastic team? We are currently recruiting for the new and exciting role of Projects Assistant.  The Projects Assistant will help us in our projects, with particular focus on Ecotherapy, so that more people may benefit from our charitable services. If you are interested in this opportunity, […]

23 May

It’s fledgling time!

Yes, it’s that gloriously verdant time of the year when new life seems to be bursting out everywhere. It’s also a time when young birds are leaving their nests and may appear lost, in need of help. Last week a tiny long-tailed tit fledgling was found on the cycle path. Rather than risk it getting […]

18 May

New phase of York Becks Project launched

A lovely walk and picnic on 5th May marked the launch of a new phase of our York Becks Project. We couldn’t have wished for a sunnier day and were pleased to see good numbers attending including the Lord Mayor and Civic Party. We started at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall whose manager, Lauren Marshall, talked to us briefly about […]