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 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 →
No way back for OneSubsea plant in Stourton

No way back for OneSubsea plant in Stourton

The troubled OneSubsea engineering and manufacturing plant in Stourton, which employed 900 staff as recently as April of this year, looks set for full closure and demolition in the coming months. As previously reported, 620 staff were laid off earlier this year, out of a total of 900 – due to the oil and gas […]

By August 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Road safety event this week in Beeston

Road safety event this week in Beeston

This Friday (28 April 2017) sees a free local event promoting road safety, between 11.30am-1.30pm at the Hamara Centre in Beeston. It is organised by The Gambia Welfare Society (TGWS) in Leeds, in conjunction with Leeds City Council – and everyone is welcome. Activities will feature: a reaction timer challenge, to show how long it […]

Hunslet Moor action day this weekend

Hunslet Moor action day this weekend

The Friends of Hunslet Moor group are back in action this Saturday (15 April 2017), tidying up and beautifying their local green space – and all extra help is welcome! The park – just off the northern end of Dewsbury Road, bordered by the Longroyds and St Peter’s Court, and overlooked by Crescent Grange and […]

Last chance to sponsor epic hiker Dean

Last chance to sponsor epic hiker Dean

Hunslet man Dean Hall, accompanied by friend Karl Blackburn, last week successfully completed an epic 24 hour hike from Leeds to Scarborough, raising money for the Martin House children’s hospice – and it’s not too late to contribute. As previously reported, Dean and Karl set off from the hospice itself in Boston Spa (on the […]

Engineering firm confirm mass job losses

Engineering firm confirm mass job losses

Local engineering giants OneSubsea – based in Stourton – have confirmed the loss of 620 jobs, from a workforce of 900. Following several months of consultation, and negotiations with unions (the job losses were first mooted in October), the redundant staff have finally left their posts in the past ten days. The plant is being […]