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.

Cladding: the nightmare continues

Thousands of local residents remain locked in a bitter and urgent battle for major safety renovations on their flat blocks – and to avoid having to foot the punishingly high costs themselves. Earlier this month (10 February 2021) saw the government’s long-awaited £3.5bn Building Safety Fund (BSF) announcement, to tackle

New-look Lantern Festival lights up the community

Last Saturday (12 December 2020) saw LS11 residents out in (socially-distant) numbers, to enjoy the spectacle of Christmas carols and festive cheer blasting out from an illuminated open-top bus and bicycle procession – as a Covid-safe alternative to the popular annual Lantern Festival. Over two hours, the bus wove its

Community rallies to bring Christmas cheer to Hunslet Moor

Volunteer elves in Hunslet Moor braved heaving rain last Sunday (13 December 2020) to help Father Christmas deliver gift hampers to 124 children around the Longroyds and Garnets neighbourhoods. The project was the brainchild of members of the Friends of Hunslet Moor, to inject some Christmas cheer and spirit into