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, Park Run, some youth work, Park View Primary (he's chair of governors), some local green/growing projects, and South Leeds Life. He co-runs the Leeds-wide charity Together for Peace, and is married to Tania.

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Welfare Trap

Welfare Trap

South Leeds residents speak out about “nightmarish” and unfair disability rulings Hundreds of south Leeds residents have been hit with ​recent changes to welfare systems for those unable or less able to work. And whilst the national government claims it’s fighting benefit fraud, growing numbers of people are rising up to tell their stories of​ […]

Family fun this Easter weekend

Family fun this Easter weekend

Local groups and charities are pulling out the stops again this Easter weekend, to put on a host of community events for all the family. Whatever the weather, there’s plenty to make for a fun-filled weekend! Good Friday (30 March): Easter Egg hunt, 11am-1pm in Cross Flatts Park (Beeston), hosted by City Evangelical church: click […]

Hunslet bids farewell to local legend

Hunslet bids farewell to local legend

This week (Tuesday 27 March 2018) saw a packed-out commemoration service for Jimmy Brogden – a characterful and much-loved Hunslet man and acclaimed sportsman, who recently passed away aged 95 following a short illness. Jimmy was born in Hunslet in January 1923, attended Hunslet Moor Junior and Senior School, then worked at Tetley’s from the […]

Holbeck church hosts big multicultural meal this weekend

Holbeck church hosts big multicultural meal this weekend

This Sunday (18 March 2018) sees St Luke’s church in Holbeck/Beeston host their annual International Meal, when 100+ local people from all backgrounds will pitch in and share food from around the world together. Any local residents are invited to come to the church (on Malvern Road, LS11 8PD) for 12.30pm – and bring a […]

Calling all Chatterboxes: talk for a change at White Rose!

Calling all Chatterboxes: talk for a change at White Rose!

This Friday (9 March 2018) sees Speak With IT – a Yorkshire charity supporting people with aphasia – at the White Rose Shopping Centre holding a ‘Talkathon’ competition event, for anyone to enter. Entrants to the Talkathon will pick any topic, then will be timed talking on the topic for as long as possible – […]

Residents upset at unannounced parks work in Beeston

Residents upset at unannounced parks work in Beeston

Major work is under way on the Garnets pocket park in Beeston, and the next door Tunstall Road playground has been removed (to become relocated onto the Garnets space) – but residents have expressed anger that the work has been conducted with little or no warning or consultation. The playground – just behind the Vale […]

Community rallies for local lad Jason

Community rallies for local lad Jason

People from across Hunslet, Belle Isle and south Leeds are rallying to raise funds for popular local lad Jason Pepper who – aged just 27 – is fighting a losing battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Jason – who grew up and lives in Belle Isle, attended Merlyn Rees High School, and […]

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fighting for breath in Hunslet

Fighting for breath in Hunslet

Local residents are urging others in their community to join an “empowering and friendly” exercise class in Hunslet – called Breathe Easy – or face the risk of losing it. The British Lung Foundation has been running the classes for anyone with breathing difficulties, such as COPD or asthma, since last year. They run each Thursday […]

By February 13, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Stourton Park and Ride meeting

Stourton Park and Ride meeting

Hunslet campaigners have ​called a public meeting​ – on Tuesday 20 February 2018 -​ to discuss the controversial Park and Ride scheme pencilled in for Stourton​.​ The proposed scheme will see a carpark with ​space for ​1100 cars built on fields just off j​unction 7 of the M621,​ behind Hunslet Cemetery​ ​- ​then ​buses will […]

By February 2, 2018 3 Comments Read More →
Save our Sports Programme!

Save our Sports Programme!

South Leeds women are fighting to save a free community sports programme that many of them say has changed their lives. The project has been running at Hamara for 5 years, featuring Zumba and dance​​, yoga, aerobics, basketball, swimming, walking and more throughout the week. Nearly a thousand local women of all ages and backgrounds […]

By February 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →