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 with a young family.

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Beeston Lantern Festival is here – and you can help!

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, and more – and enjoy […]

By December 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Beeston Christmas Trail is ON, including all the clues so far

The Beeston Christmas Trail is ON, including all the clues so far

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 day’s letter will be published […]

By December 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Hunslet shopkeeper on a Christmas mission: can you help?

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 to reach out to those […]

By December 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Youth fundraiser for Sierra Leone trip this week

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, games and raffles, and more. […]

By December 10, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

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 meeting consisted of a lengthy […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Last orders for Beeston community meals this week

Last orders for Beeston community meals this week

South Leeds residents are invited to snap up the final few (free) tickets for two community meals, this coming week – being served up by youngsters from the local Space youth groups. The three-course meals are being held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December (2018), both at 6pm, at the northern end of Beeston. […]

By December 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Charity bike ride cheque

Charity bike ride cheque

Congratulations to all those who organised or joined the Hunslet to Castleford fundraising bike ride in October, who raised over £800 for mental health charity Leeds Mind. Plans are now afoot for further fundraising activities next year.  

By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Winter’s Trail is back at Skelton Grange

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 gingerbread round a campfire. Tickets […]

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Award for young hero Olivia

Award for young hero Olivia

Olivia Sanderson-Shone, 11, from Beeston, is celebrating raising thousands of pounds for charity – and picking up a major community award for her efforts. Olivia’s been doing community fundraising for over 2 years, but earlier this year – following encouragement from members of the Save Our Beeston, Cottingley and Holbeck committee – set herself the […]

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Hunslet Club gearing up for annual beer festival

Hunslet Club gearing up for annual beer festival

Everything is coming together for the Hunslet Club’s 4th annual beer festival, on Saturday 1 December (2018) – but the club are still inviting local people and businesses and individuals to support the event by co-sponsoring it if they can. The popular event will see hundreds of people from across the community enjoying a lively […]

By November 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →