In 2010, after a campaign and petition, local people planted the first fruit trees on a small disused school playground owned by Kirklees Council, located at the bottom of Mountjoy Road, HD1 5PX. It is now identified as Community Green Space in the Kirklees Local Plan.
The Friends of Highfields Community Orchard maintains the orchard as a space for nature and community use, and organises events to encourage local people to use it and to harvest the fruit and nuts that grow there.
In 2021, the group was awarded a Green Social Prescribing Grant, in partnership with Greenhead Family Doctors, to improve the space and make it more welcoming to those whose health may be improved by activities in the orchard.
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Areas of interest: Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Open Spaces, Residents Association, Wildlife and Biodiversity, Woodlands
Group locations: Huddersfield North (Ashbrow, Greenhead and Lindley), Huddersfield South (Almondbury, Crosland Moor & Netherton, Dalton & Newsome)
Organisation Contact details
Tom Taylor, Chair