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.

Housing plan for Hunslet spire unveiled

Hotly-anticipated proposals for a new local housing scheme were unveiled last night (Thursday 5 March 2020) at the Hunslet Carr Residents Association meeting – for the iconic St Mary’s spire site, in the heart of the community. The site – on Church Street, opposite the Penny Hill Centre – has

Two thousand saplings planted in Hunslet

Dozens of volunteers of all ages got digging together during January 2020, planting 2,000 saplings across Hunslet – in what is planned as the first phase of a major tree-planting initiative across south Leeds. Over five days, the volunteers planted the trees on the edge of a number of local

Residents engulfed in cladding crisis

Stress and uncertainty as building owners shift safety costs to flat owners Hundreds of South Leeds residents enter 2020 facing the threat of huge ‘life-changing’ bills – tens of thousands of pounds per household – and maybe even eviction, following the news that their apartment blocks have failed key fire

Fencing promises new security for St Peter’s residents

Last month (September 2019) saw the installation of new perimeter fencing at the St Peter’s Court sheltered accommodation in Beeston, and residents are delighted by the prospect of greater security for their development. Residents and staff at the accommodation – at the northern end of Dewsbury Road, overlooking Hunslet Moor