Author: Ed Carlisle

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, community hiking and camping events, youth work, local green/growing projects, and South Leeds Life. He dabbles in local politics, and co-runs Leeds-wide charity Together for Peace. He's married with a young family.

Last day of the Beeston Christmas Trail today: see you at the Lantern Festival!

The Beeston Christmas Trail is here, running between Saturday 1 December and Friday 14 December – and below are the daily clues so far! This fortnight-long ‘treasure trail’ challenge will see giant letters of the alphabet appear each day, somewhere in Beeston. Your clues as to how to find each

New resources for Holbeck sex work zone – but is it working?

Senior members of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police today (Thursday 13 December 2018) announced their latest plans to reboot the under-fire Managed Approach (also known as the Managed Zone) – a sex-work tolerance zone in the light industrial zone alongside Holbeck. The latest plans – which the leaders

Beeston Lantern Festival is here – and you can help!

The popular annual Christmas Lantern Festival – now in its sixth year – is back, this Friday (14 December) in Cross Flatts Park in Beeston. Join hundreds of local residents for an evening of carols, craft (this year featuring lanterns made from old plastic bottles), hot food and drinks, animal petting,

Hunslet shopkeeper on a Christmas mission: can you help?

Hunslet shopkeeper Steve Barron is inviting the community to help him collect warm clothes, to be shared out amongst people who are homeless in Leeds this Christmas. Steve runs Leasowe Stores and Cafe in Hunslet Carr, and – despite himself suffering multiple break-ins in the past months – is looking

Youth fundraiser for Sierra Leone trip this week

South Leeds youth charity re:establish are this Friday (14 December 2018) holding a fundraising party for their latest trip to Sierra Leone in west Africa – and everyone’s invited. The event runs from 7pm at Dewsbury Road Social Club in Beeston, and will feature live music and a DJ, food, open mic,

Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

The Inner South Community Committee – the panel made up of the nine sitting councillors for south Leeds – met last week (Wednesday 28 November 2018) at the Hillside Centre in Beeston Hill, dished out some funding, and chewed on some big local issues together. The lion’s share of the

Winter’s Trail is back at Skelton Grange

The Skelton Grange environment centre in Stourton are again hosting their popular Winter’s Trail events, between 18-20 December – and tickets are selling fast! This annual event gives families the opportunity to explore a magical candle-lit trail through the woods and gardens, join craft activities, and enjoy hot drinks and