St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Jul

(Inner) Poldarks unleashed to re-enact scything of city walls

Updated for 2018, our Meadow Keepers have re-enacted The Press in York archive photo below which shows the city walls being scythed in 1972. The team cut just a small section to demonstrate the heritage skill for the Bloom York festival but it was jolly hard work in the heat and on a big slope! […]

11 Jul

Summer concert raises cheers and £600!

Our 20th anniversary celebration concert on 30th June was a great success. The Unitarian Chapel filled up and the audience was very appreciative of the varied programme. Thea Jacob who came along summed it up well: “It was a wonderful evening and represented St Nicks brilliantly: inspirational, uplifting, purposeful, celebrating the richness and beauty of […]

10 Jul

Racing to celebrate 20 years…

Our brave Recycling Team is taking on the Micklegate Soapbox Run Challenge again on Monday 27th August. Last year they came 18th out of 51 teams despite their soapbox disintegrating over the last jump (watch below) – can they win this time? It would make a great highlight of our 20th anniversary year so the […]

30 May

Edith is 8!

This week one of our fully electric recycling collection vehicles (affectionately named Edith) turns 8. We bought her second hand from a well known local hardware shop last year and since then she’s helped us collect over 200 tonnes of recycling from residents and businesses in York. We have two Goupil vehicles, Edith who has […]

30 Apr

Ecotherapy to continue thanks to National Lottery players!

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our Ecotherapy Programme has been refunded by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities for a further five years! Over the last three years this project has supported over 242 individuals to improve both their mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity underpinned by a one-to-one tailored mentoring programme. This […]