February ’23 roundup of the Dings


Courtesy of Nola Hersey The Return of Dings Tutoring

The Dings tutoring returned on Monday and Wednesday:) starts at 4pm for primary school kids and 5pm for secondary kids. It is held in the Safe’Ouse and anyone is welcome.

  • Homework help for English on Monday.
  • Homework help for Maths and Science on Wednesday

Also Community Dings recipe bag session at the Safe Ouse ran on Sunday (also courtesy of Nola)

Tuna, tomato, sweetcorn bake for the Feb Recipe bag – happy cooking kids 🙂“and a huge thanks to all the super star kids who packed and delivered all the bags 😊

Kids Stuff

Judo or martial arts classes in the area?

Courtesy of Lee Pullen “Comet over The Dings!”

The Green Comet

Comet over The Dings! This is a photo of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), nicknamed “The Green Comet”. You may have read about it in the news recently, as it’s just made its closest approach to Earth, the last being this nearly 50,000 years ago. The photo was taken using a telescope from my back garden. 🔭☄️

Development News

Bristol Temple Quarter Development Framework Consultation

Consulting on the draft Bristol Temple Quarter Development Framework closes on Wednesday 8 March 2023.

Plans to transform former Pure Gym and Mecca Bingo site into 340 home development

A stretch of land which includes a car park, an old Mecca Bingo site and a building that was used by Pure Gym, could be converted into 340 new homes if plans are approved. The developers behind the Brook Dye Works development in St Werburghs have not yet submitted a planning application but held community consultations in February.

Developers finally move forward with ‘Temple Island’ plans including 500 homes, a hotel and a conference centre

Developers have outlined what their plans are for the empty site that was once going to be the place where Bristol’s arena – five years after the Mayor of Bristol put a stop to it.

Instead of the 12,000-capacity arena on the land next to Temple Meads station, developers Legal & General have unveiled plans for 500 new apartments, a new hotel and a conference centre.

Local Business & Services

Bristol’s Assembly Bakery announces shock sudden closure

Sadly the Assembly Bakery, on West Street, announced its closure on February 3rd, saying the decision was made ‘with a very heavy heart’. It first opened in 2017 and was known for its store-made loaves, pastries and cakes made from locally sourced ingredients.

“Thank you for being a part of our family, thank you for your custom, and thank you for supporting artisanal bread! It has been an honour for us to serve the community over the last five and a half years and we are sad to say goodbye but then all good things come to an end.”

on a plus point (especially for some keen fans) ..

The Old Mc Colls has been replaced with a much anticipated Greggs.

Bristol tips to close two days a week and street-cleaning rounds halved as waste firm faces cash crisis

It said changes agreed upon with the council included reducing the household reuse and recycling centres’ opening hours from seven to five days a week. However, this would have “minimal impact on the city” as the tips would be available to use at peak times, which suggests weekends as well as some weekdays. The plan said: “Significant changes to the street cleansing service will be required to ‘live within our means’.

Feature pic “Continuum – inside Temple Church”