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.

Fracking waste water discharged into the River Aire

Toxic waste fluid from the UK’s only functioning fracking site in Lancashire was (and quite possibly still is) being brought to a local Leeds waste treatment plant, and the residue later discharged into the south Leeds water system with only limited safety tests, campaigners have discovered. FCC Environment run a

Free vintage bus day returns this Sunday

The annual ‘Leeds Running Day’ is back this Sunday (18 August 2019), with vintage buses and coaches offering free rides all day across south and central Leeds. The beautifully restored vehicles will circulate 10am to 5pm, between Thwaite Mills museum in Stourton, Middleton Railway in Hunslet, Leeds Industrial Museum in

St Francis pushing on towards a new playground

The fundraising drive at St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Beeston Hill, to refurbish their outdoor play area, continues – with a well-attended summer fair last weekend (Sunday 30 June 2019) raising another £700 towards their £10,000 minimum target. As previously reported (here and here), the school’s Parent Teacher

Fighting for breath – communities call for clean air

Residents, schools and organisations across south Leeds are joining a growing movement calling for and working towards better air quality in our communities. Against the backdrop of events including the high-profile court case of Ella Kissi-Debrah (a nine year old Londoner whose death was arguably caused by air pollution), and