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A new St Nicks is born!

Today a new chapter has started in the life of St Nicks. We have ...

Posted 01/04/14

News update: 2 internships offered, 'rubbish' inspiration, March events and more

Enjoy reading our latest update in its full beauty via this link. ...

Posted 26/02/14

upcoming events

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 23/04/2014

Eco-Crafters Club


10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 26/04/2014

Wildflower Workshop


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 30/04/2014

Eco-Crafters Club


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photo of the month

Photo of the month: Valentine's Ceilidh - 14 February 2014

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Welcome to St Nicks

A new look website will be coming on 1st May. For now please take a look round this one.


 St Nicks (registered as Friends of St Nicholas Fields), is York’s leading organisation promoting sustainable living. We started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve. We continue to manage it, with the help of many great volunteers, for the benefit of both wildlife and our visitors. We are based at York Environment Centre which combines many green features. From this base, we run projects and services which help to make York more sustainable. These include a low emissions kerbside recycling collection, environmental education programme, home composting advice network of York Rotters, Green Away Days and a programme of events. The Centre is available for booking for meetings, seminars and other events. Please follow the links on the left to find out more about our activities and the nature reserve. We hope you will visit St Nicks soon.


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Friends of St Nicholas Fields is an independent charity, partially funded by City of York Council. Support from other sources is gratefully received and acknowledged on our Thank You page.

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St Nicks is a member of Healthwatch York. Healthwatch is an initiative, set up by Government, to make sure you can influence and challenge health and social care services. Every local area has one. Healthwatch York can help you and your family get the best out of the services provided by York Hospital and York’s GPs, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, care homes, etc. You can be involved in shaping these services according to what your community wants or needs. For more info see: