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.