Planet Friendly Headingley
Many residents in and around Headingley are keen to care for our planet. We do so by keeping our environment as green as possible, by using resources economically, and by recycling what we do use.
Even though we are in the midst of the city, Headingley’s local environment is a surprisingly green and pleasant land.
Allotments are available on four sites in Headingley for those who are keen to grow their own.
go to Allotments
A number of plant shops and other outlets can supply those who want to cultivate their garden.
go to Plants & Gardens
Green Groups These initiatives are supported by a range of local organisations, including friends of the parks and various planting groups.
For details, go to Green Groups
A local economy uses the locality economically! Choosing a locally-owned store or restaurant can generate up to four times as much economic benefit for the surrounding region as shopping or eating at a chain. One study found that local retailers returned an average of 52% of their revenue to the local economy, compared with just 14% for chain retailers (Civic Economics, Survey of Independent Businesses, 2012). There is still a good local economy in Headingley.
Several shops are locally-based, especially the monthly Farmers Market, but also the North Lane quartet of the Artisan Baker, Harris Greengrocer, Headingley Farm Butcher and the Natural Food Store.
For details, go to Food Shops
Local recycling helps Headingley to be sustainable.
Rainbow Junktion on Regent Terrace is part of the Real Junk Food Project, and uses food from local stores, restaurants and individuals that would usually go to landfill.
go to http://rainbowjunktion.org.uk/
Headingley Centre has charity shops with clothes, books and records.
go to Charity Shops
The Council provides green bins for recycling and brown bins for garden waste; in addition, there are many local bottle banks, ● at Hyde Park Corner (by Woodhouse Moor), ● on Headingley Lane (at Hinsley Hall), ● on Cardigan Road (by the Co-op), ● on North Lane (by The Taps), ● etc.
For details, go to LCC Recycling
Thanks to Tim Goodall for providing much of the content of this page.