April Showers

April ’24 roundup of the Dings & Community meeting


Our Monthly roundup of the chatter in the Dings. Date of the next meeting for the dings community group is 23rd May 6:15 for 6:30-8pm at the Safe ‘Ouse

Safe ‘Ouse upgrade

Exciting news, the container is having a makeover. New kitchen, lockable cupboards, notice boards, chairs, also painted and decorated.

The Safe'Ouse

It does mean that the safe’ouse container will be closed from 5th May to the end of June and all groups will be cancelled. We are also looking for further funding for the Youth Club so if anybody has any contact with local companies who may be interested in sponsoring please reach out.

Community Gardening

Tulips up in the park .. started planting up the savoury bed .. didn’t take a photo of Sal Caseley‘s mud bath though .. sorry Sal x

Propyard News – shared by Tom Smith

The Propyard has changed hands to a sports-based entertainment venue.

Life drawing at Jump Studios Bristol

Starts May 10th. Come and join us !

Hype Dance Sessions

Want something for kids to do in the holidays? Hype Dance sessions run right through the year, on tonight at the Trinity Centre. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the night. Details on Facebook page.

Lee Pullens Photos


Happy Anniversary to the BapMobile

❤❤Happy anniversary to us.🥂. 5 years ago today we took a massive leap and opened up our little business.❤ We would like to say a massive thank you to all our amazing customers.. If it wasn’t for all your continued support there wouldn’t be an us. ❤❤..

Development News

New Park Talk From Helen Iona

What do you think? Does there need to be a new big park near here?

“Wyatt added: “With thousands of new homes being proposed for central Bristol, particularly in the St Philip’s area, these must be accompanied by a new big park.

“There needs to be a large public multifunctional park, offering play space, space for nature, places for quiet contemplation, and for exercise etc. This can only be achieved with a significantly sized park.

“Improvements to existing parks green spaces, pocket parks and corner play spaces are needed too, but one big park is what this area requires to provide for the needs of new and existing city centre residents.

Festival of Nature

Please share your thoughts on the West of England region’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy! 🌳💭 Find out more about the public consultation below 👇

Do you live within the Mayoral Combined Authority area (Bristol, Bath and Northeast Somerset, and South Gloucestershire)? Your opinion is needed! 💡💭

Please share your thoughts on the region’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy. 🌿🐝

What is this?

The strategy is a local toolkit created to help people understand, enhance and restore natural habitats and biodiversity, including agreeing priorities, mapping valuable areas, and proposing actions to take for the region. 📍

Click here to view the suggested strategy and share your views

Bristol artist selected for new Temple Quarter public art project

Dorcas Casey has been selected to showcase her work in the area’s new Welcome building, a new landmark work and events space with a bar and cafe.

Casey was chosen following an open call by Bristol arts charity, Bricks, and was shortlisted for an interview before being selected to display her art in the building.

Plans approved for new student accommodation in Bristol City Centre

A 500-bed student accommodation is set to be built in Bristol Temple Quarter by Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation.

The Freestone Island development is set to open for the 2026/27 academic year and has total development costs of £73million. It will provide 4,500 sq. ft of affordable workspace and will be BREEAM Excellent with EPC Ratings of A across the scheme.

New shops and public toilets to open at Bristol Temple Meads

New shops and public toilets could soon open at Temple Meads under new plans recently submitted. Network Rail is applying to refurbish empty rooms in the Midland Shed to create three retail units and passenger toilets. The building is on Station Approach, to the left of the main entrance to Temple Meads train station.

Wildflower Meadow in Sparke Evans Park

Shared by Ian Batten

and Bristol playground gets much-needed makeover… but still has no lighting shared by Brooke Rawlings

A new playground in Lawrence Hill is complete and will officially open tomorrow (May 1). Newtown Park, which is between Hassell Drive and the Bristol & Bath Railway Park, had not been updated for 18 years and residents say it has been a battle to get the long-awaited play equipment installed.

The new playpark, which now has separate areas for younger and older children, received Community Infrastructure Levy funding in 2019 and 2021 and additional cash from Old Market Forum. With support from UWE architecture students, the residents worked on designing the new playground and are currently planning a celebratory event to mark its completion.

Jewish Cemetery, Barton Rd, Bristol.

Bristol is one of the oldest provincial Jewish communities in the United Kingdom. There are details of a Jewish community in the city dating back to pre-expulsion times in the 12th and 13th centuries.

The Barton Road Cemetery in St. Philips is believed to be the first in Bristol following the resettlement of Jews in England following their expulsion in 1290. (There had been a medieval Jewish cemetery in Bristol in use some time from 1177 until 1290.)

There is documentary evidence to suggest that it was first established between 1740 – 1750, although the earliest identified tombstone dates from 1762. Because of the restrictions on Jews owning land it was leased for a number of years, finally being acquired by the Bristol Jewish Community on 8th August 1859.

It continued in use until the early 1900s with the final burial taking place there in 1944. A fire in an adjoining building in 1901 resulted in one the Cemetery walls being demolished by firemen to gain access to the blazing building. As a consequence, a number of tombstones were toppled and graves flattened. The stones were subsequently removed from where they had fallen and laid against the boundary wall without any record of their original location.

Bristol Views Poll shared by Sol Allman

Please consider completing this poll. Thank you

The poll is asking Bristol residents for their feedback on new building heights.

New Underground Proposal shared by Helen Iona

What do you think about the proposed train stops? From a piece on the Bristol Post.

Sewer Repairs in Days Road and Kingsland Road