Author Archive: 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 to Tania, and has a young daughter Emily.

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Celebration marks new Garnets homes and park

Celebration marks new Garnets homes and park

This week (Thursday 4 October 2018) saw a sunny celebration event to mark the official opening of the new Council housing on the Garnets in Hunslet Moor, and the reopening of a refurbished play area in the neighbourhood. The event saw 100+ local people gather for a free funday event featuring sports, inflatables, food, stalls, […]

By October 6, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
‘Doors always open’ at bright new Beeston mosque

‘Doors always open’ at bright new Beeston mosque

Hundreds of local residents, from all walks of life, flocked to the new Abu Huraira mosque in Beeston Hill for their grand opening event last weekend (Sunday 16 September 2018). The Abu Huraira mosque has been running since 1986 from the former Cooperative building on Hardy Street (and is widely known as the Hardy Street […]

By September 19, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
South Leeds cyclists fundraising for Syria this weekend

South Leeds cyclists fundraising for Syria this weekend

A dozen young cyclists from Beeston are this weekend (Saturday 22 September 2018) pedalling 50 miles to and from Ilkley, to raise funds to help send an ambulance to war-torn Syria. Via this event and others, the group are looking to raise £6,000 to buy and transport a decommissioned ambulance from Leeds all the way […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

This week (Tuesday 11 September) saw the latest quarterly Holbeck Residents Forum, with discussion and presentations on a range of local projects – but the gathering was overshadowed by ongoing local anger about the ‘Managed Approach’, the sex work tolerance zone that lies just outside the community. The meeting – attended by over 80 residents […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Holbeck sex zone in the spotlight again

Holbeck sex zone in the spotlight again

The Holbeck ‘Managed Approach’ (also known as the ‘Managed Zone’) has faced renewed pressure and attention this summer – from local campaigners and the national press. And whilst the scheme seems secure for the time being, the Council insist that it’s under constant review, and that different options might possibly be considered. Local campaign group […]

By August 31, 2018 3 Comments Read More →
Passions run high at public Park and Ride meeting

Passions run high at public Park and Ride meeting

Residents from across LS10 gathered last Thursday (23 August 2018) for a heated public meeting about the controversial Park and Ride scheme proposed for Stourton. The project is a flagship element of the Council’s push to reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city – but a vigorous local campaign has emerged this year, […]

By August 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Free new arts programme for over 50s in Beeston

Free new arts programme for over 50s in Beeston

Next month (September 2018) sees the launch of a new free community programme, for people aged 50+ in south Leeds to have a go at different forms of creative art and music. The project – called the ‘Togetherness Project’ – is being run by acclaimed arts charity Purple Patch. It is aimed at older people of […]

By August 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Storm brewing for up-and-coming south Leeds band

Storm brewing for up-and-coming south Leeds band

This coming weekend sees ‘Sounds Like A Storm’ – a young indie band, with their roots very firmly in south Leeds – going up a gear, performing to thousands at the major Leeds and Reading Festival. South Leeds Life caught up with them at Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck, to find out what’s going on. […]

By August 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pick-up truck pandemonium in Beeston

Pick-up truck pandemonium in Beeston

Streets in Upper Beeston were yesterday afternoon (Saturday 18 August) the scene of havoc and destruction, as a pick-up truck careered dangerously through residential streets, trashing cars as it went. The truck first appeared on Cross Flatts Drive, coming off Beeston Road at an estimated 40-50 mph, at around 5.45pm. It proceeded down the normally […]

By August 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Help shape Middleton at new community meetings

Help shape Middleton at new community meetings

This summer has seen the launch of the new regular Middleton Community Meetings – and organisers are calling for residents to come forward to get involved, and to help shape the work of the group going forward. The next meeting will be on Monday 3 September, at 7pm, at the St Cross Church on Acre […]

By August 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →