Ed Carlisle

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Ed's originally from Sheffield, had the misfortune to grow up down south, but has lived in Leeds since the 90s and Beeston since 2002. He’s involved in various local projects, including: Beeston Festival, the Holbeck viaduct scheme, Park Run, some youth work, Park View Primary (he's chair of governors), some local green/growing projects, and South Leeds Life. He co-runs the Leeds-wide charity Together for Peace, and is married to Tania.

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St Joseph’s clubbing together for charity and the community this month

St Joseph’s clubbing together for charity and the community this month

St Joseph’s Catholic Club in Hunslet are this month holding two big community events: a family-friendly Easter Day party, and a charity tribute gig raising money for St Gemma’s Hospice. The Easter party, 2pm-8pm on Sunday 16th April, will feature a traditional Easter Bonnet parade, music, games, and more; entrance is free. The gig, from […]

Hunslet man steps up to help local hospice

Hunslet man steps up to help local hospice

Hunslet man Dean Hall is next week undertaking an epic 56 mile hike from the outskirts of Leeds all the way to Scarborough, in a single 24 hour stretch – to raise money for local kids charity, Martin House. Dean (42) – with friend Karl Blackburn, from Rothwell – will be setting out on the […]

Beeston youngsters serving up soul food this month

Beeston youngsters serving up soul food this month

Young people from the south Leeds ‘Space’ youth programme are once again this term cooking and hosting (free) community dinners for a wide range of local people to gather, eat, and mark the forthcoming Easter festival together. The three-course meals are being served on Wednesday 29 March and Friday 31 March 2017, both at 6pm, […]

Faith communities gather to share wisdom and friendship

Faith communities gather to share wisdom and friendship

Members of two prominent local faith communities – the Kashmiri Muslim Welfare Association (also known as Hardy Street mosque), and City Evangelical church – gathered last Saturday (11 March 2017) at the mosque, to share wisdom and beliefs from their respective traditions, in what is hoped might be the first of many such encounters. The […]

Big changes at Hunslet Moor, but local group dismayed

Big changes at Hunslet Moor, but local group dismayed

Major landscaping and alterations work is underway on Hunslet Moor – but local residents, who only recently formed a ‘Friends Of’ group to help manage and improve the park, have expressed frustration that they weren’t consulted or even warned that the work was due. Hunslet Moor – the green space just off the northern end […]

All guns blazing? Community responds to Beeston Hill armed police raid

All guns blazing? Community responds to Beeston Hill armed police raid

As reported in South Leeds Life at the time, West Yorkshire Police last month carried out a high-profile operation in Beeston Hill, with several dozen officers – including a number with firearms – raiding properties suspected of arms and drug offences. However, following the relatively limited results of the raids, local people have spoken out […]

Hunslet volunteers welcome superstore generosity

Hunslet volunteers welcome superstore generosity

The volunteer team at Hunslet Methodist church were this week presented with a £200 donation by Leigh Bell-Peirce, the Community Champion at the Middleton Asda superstore. The team co-run popular weekly coffee mornings – featuring free breakfast, toys and games, access to clothes donations, and more – every Wednesday at their centre on the Telfords […]

By February 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Could Middleton ‘Go Ape’? Locals push for treetop adventure course

Could Middleton ‘Go Ape’? Locals push for treetop adventure course

South Leeds residents look set to launch a campaign to bring a ‘Go Ape‘ treetop adventure course to Middleton Park, after a proposal to establish one in Roundhay Park was blocked by local opposition there. Last October saw the idea first floated for Roundhay, followed by an extensive community consultation running until mid January. However, […]

By February 2, 2017 7 Comments Read More →
European medal for cage-fighter Tom

European medal for cage-fighter Tom

Local man Tom Crosby, nicknamed ‘The Viking’, once again joined the UK’s Mixed Martial Arts team, this time to compete in the recent IMMAF European Open Championships – and added a bronze medal to add to his growing awards tally. Mixed Martial Arts (commonly known as cage fighting) is a sport made up of multiple […]

By December 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fracking waste heading to Knostrop?

Fracking waste heading to Knostrop?

A Leeds environmental group is warning residents of south Leeds, and especially Hunslet, about the potential risk of large amounts of toxic waste water – the leftovers from ‘fracking’ operations across northern England – being brought to the area for processing and disposal, and is inviting them to help campaign against the proposals before it’s […]

By December 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →