Tag: Ed Carlisle

Council declares Climate Emergency

Yesterday (27 March 2019) Leeds City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and called for a city wide ‘conversation’. This recognition of the grave threat of climate change comes against the backdrop of international school strikes (see below) and reports of species extinctions. Cllr Judith Blake (Middleton councillor and leader of

Campaigners call on council to extend Clean Air Zone to South Leeds

Against the backdrop of the shock announcement that central government are set to give Leeds a third less funding than anticipated for the new Clean Air Zone, south Leeds residents have now publicly launched a campaign for their communities to be included back into the plan – and insist that

Education experiences wanted from Belle Isle and Middleton

A Leeds charity is looking for people in Belle Isle and Middleton to interview about their experiences of education and how they made decisions about their options. Together For Peace is undertaking the research on behalf of Go Higher West Yorkshire, a consortium of local colleges and universities, who work

Get Togethers prove we have more in common

Residents across South Leeds came together for a series of Great Get Together events last weekend (22-25 June 2018). The events are promoted by the Jo Cox Foundation in memory of the Labour MP who was murdered during the 2016 general election campaign. In her maiden speech to Parliament, Jo Cox

Community creates free library and orchard

Local residents and groups in Beeston Hill have pulled together to create a ‘free library’ and orchard in the garden at Hillside Enterprise Centre – and it’s not cost a penny. Last week (Wednesday 28 March 2018) saw youngsters from the Into University programme  working with members of Beeston in