Projects and Events

HDT continues to initiate projects and activities to develop and sustain a vibrant local community. Some of these are weekly, some monthly annual and some annual:

Project Reports

HGVs on the A660 in Headingley

On 16th April 2019 volunteers spent the day counting Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on the A660 in Headingley. The survey was the third in a series arranged by Headingley Development Trust in response to concerns at the increase in the number of HGVs, particularly large aggregate and roadstone trucks from the quarries in North Yorkshire using the Otley Road as a short cut to the motorway network. Download full report here.

Regular Events


Table Tennis at HEART

A friendly new project where all ages and abilities are welcome for sociable exercise. Meets most Monday evenings. See HEART website for more information

Headingley Farmers Market

The Monthly market (2nd Saturday of each month) has over 20 food stalls and there is music provided by a range of local groups. Providing good quality food direct from the producer, mostly from within a radius of 30 miles of Leeds – more information.

Cafe Scientifique

A time and place (2nd Monday of each month at the New Headingley Club) for people to meet to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific. The events are extremely popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date – more information.

Talking Heads at Heart

Speakers and discussion exploring society today. Meets second Thursday of the month at 7.30.  More information here or on the HEART website –

Films at Heart

A not-for-profit group run by volunteers. Members and non-members are equally welcome. Film shows every second Tuesday of each month more information here or see their website –

Less Regular Events

Zero Carbon Headingley

A Headingley group working towards a Zero Carbon Headingley by involving as many people and organisations as possible to take action on reducing our carbon footprints and emissions – more information.

Annual Events

apple day

Apple Day

An autumn celebration of apples and the fruits of our gardens, allotments and open spaces with an underlying message – to cherish the natural world and step lightly on the planet – more information.

Headingley Open Gardens

In the early summer this is a chance to see a variety of small and large town gardens and to discover some of the hidden green spaces around Headingley. All proceeds to Headingley Development Trust and Headingley Network. Event passports can be obtained on the day from participating gardens; in advance from the Oxfam Bookshop, Otley Road, or HEART Centre, Bennett Road. More information hare or from the organisers –

Festival of Ideas

Where local venues came alive with conversation, debate, shared ideas and music. The Festival started as an HDT project and is now run as an independent affiliate to HDT – more information.

what's on

  • Projects, Events and Reports

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  • Café Scientifique

    Events postponed until further noticeVisit page

  • Farmers Market

    2nd Saturday of every monthVisit page

  • Talking Heads

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  • Zero Carbon Headingley

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