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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New Travellers camp on Hunslet Moor

New Travellers camp on Hunslet Moor

A group of Travellers this week (31 October 2017) established an informal encampment on Hunslet Moor at the bottom end of Dewsbury Road. The all-age encampment – made up of 14 caravans – has raised concerns locally, but is in good order at the time of writing. Local residents have expressed misgivings including allegations that the group […]

By November 3, 2017 5 Comments Read More →
Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Get lucky this Friday (13 October 2017), and join local award-winning conservation centre Skelton Grange for an Autumn Festival featuring harvest-themed crafts, activities, and games. The event will especially feature a range of apple-themed activities, for everyone to get involved in: picking, pressing (juicing), and making (and eating) apple based snacks. There will also be […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Nearly two years on from the Boxing Day floods in 2015 – which devastated much of the Leeds waterfront – residents at riverside housing estate H2010 in Hunslet are still hard at work, with the Council and other agencies, to clean up and revitalise their leg of the river. With the £50m city flood defence […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fiery public forum on sex work and traffic

Fiery public forum on sex work and traffic

St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck was packed out on Tuesday evening (3 October 2017) with 170+ residents and others gathering for a stormy community forum. The meeting was looking at the controversial local issues of the ‘Managed Area’ (a scheme designed to see on-street sex work tolerated in a particular zone), and proposed changes […]

By October 5, 2017 4 Comments Read More →
Community leader calls south Leeds to rally for Gambian school

Community leader calls south Leeds to rally for Gambian school

A south Leeds community leader is launching an appeal to local schools, businesses, and other supporters – to help equip and restore an impoverished primary school in his homeland of Gambia in West Africa. Yanks Sawo, a well-known leader of the Leeds Gambian community and long-time Beeston resident, is making the appeal on behalf of Lamin […]

By September 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New leadership project launches for South Leeds youth

New leadership project launches for South Leeds youth

Want to make a difference in your community? Want to meet new people, and learn new skills? South Leeds teenagers are being invited to join a new ‘Cool 2 Care’ leadership programme, starting this month. The programme will feature weekly workshops, an adventure away-day in the countryside, and the opportunity to create a community action […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Community camping event returns this month

Community camping event returns this month

The annual South Leeds Community Camp returns to Middleton Park this month, overnight on Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 September (2017). This free family event is now in its fourth year, and gives local people – especially families – the chance to try camping, meet new people, and get inspired by the natural environment on […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘Locals’ band set to rock Hunslet this weekend

‘Locals’ band set to rock Hunslet this weekend

Much-loved South Leeds tribute band ‘The Locals’ are performing live at the Parnaby Tavern in Hunslet this Saturday (2 September 2017), and South Leeds Life caught up with them to find out more. The Locals are: father and son Buzz (singer and guitarist) and Dave (guitar), Ian (drums), and Kenny (bass). All from south Leeds, […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Summer fun in Hunslet this Thursday

Summer fun in Hunslet this Thursday

Families and kids in Hunslet are invited to a special summer fun-day this Thursday (24 August), hosted by the Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association (TARA). The free event will run 11am-3pm on Hunslet Recreation Ground, off Grove Road and Church Street, Hunslet LS10 2QT. It will feature face painting, games and sports, snacks and drinks, […]

By August 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Playbox to boost playfulness in Beeston Hill next week

Playbox to boost playfulness in Beeston Hill next week

Trentham Park in the heart of Beeston Hill will play host to a week-long play project next week (Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 August), free and open to all. Playbox01 is a converted shipping container that tours around Leeds bringing arts, craft, games, music, sport, dance and more to communities and venues. For more info […]

By August 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →