Headingley Development Trust is a community business with over 1,200 members.

Our aim is to develop initiatives that promote and sustain Headingley.

Please click here for details of THE MATTHEW HILL SUSTAINABILITY FUND and how to make a donation.

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Headingley Community Orchard

The fruit on the trees at the St Chad’s orchard is now getting ripe. We donate fruit to local good causes and a lot of the apples are juiced at Apple Day at Heart (this year on 22nd October). The fruit is used for local community purposes but that doesn’t mean that anybody who lives locally (or anywhere else) can help themselves to as much fruit as they want. In past years people have come at night with vans and ladders and stripped whole trees of fruit. Please pick and eat one or two pieces of fruit if you want to know what a particular variety tastes like. But please don’t take more than that.

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Regular events


Headingley Farmers Market | 2nd Saturday of each month


Cafe Scientifique | 2nd Monday of each month


Talking Heads at Heart | 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm


Table Tennis at Heart | Every Monday evening, from 7.00 to 9.00pm


Annual events


Festival of Ideas | May


Open Gardens | September 12 2021


Apple Day | October 23 2021