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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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 […]

‘Eggcellent’ things happening in Hunslet Carr this weekend

‘Eggcellent’ things happening in Hunslet Carr this weekend

Hunslet Carr Residents Association are hosting two Easter-themed family events this coming weekend (8-9 April 2017), and everyone’s invited – to have a laugh, but also perhaps to ‘catch the vision’ for what the group is achieving locally. On Saturday (8 April), between 10am-12pm, there’s an Easter Craft Fair and coffee morning at Woodhouse Hill […]

Toxic tyre blaze creates chaos in south Leeds: what now?

Toxic tyre blaze creates chaos in south Leeds: what now?

South Leeds was yesterday afternoon (Monday 3 April 2017) the scene of a major open-air fire, causing disruption for thousands of people – and a plume of toxic smoke visible from as far as away as Wakefield and Bradford. A large pile of 80 agricultural tyres caught ablaze in the open, immediately next to the […]

Mysterious road sign in Millshaw

Mysterious road sign in Millshaw

A mysterious ‘Welcome to Millshaw’ sign has appeared in the past couple of days on Town Street (LS11) – raising local smiles but also uproar from the Council. In the same week that the UK triggered Article 50 to leave the EU and Scotland asked for a second referendum, we ask: is an independence movement afoot […]

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, […]