June 2024

June’24 roundup of the Dings & Community meeting


Our Monthly roundup of the chatter in the Dings. Clean ups around the park and an update on our resident bees! Food share, prospect opening and goodbye to Trunki.

Park Clean Up – shared by Nola

Another good news story. A group of volunteers from Stantec spent this afternoon tackling the bushes by the ball court. There should be a lot more light for the kids when playing and hopefully no more mud on the court when it rains 🤞. Thanks again to Sal for organising 👌

and again …

Two heroic Bristol Waste employees cleared up the tunnel this afternoon. That can’t have been a pleasant job. Thanks also to Sal for making it happen – also well worth chatting to our street cleaners as they are lovely x

Flytipping contact details

Email neighbourhood.enforcement@bristol.gov.uk with the exact location and photos attached. CC waste.services@bristol.gov.uk in the email so they can organise a collection of the fly tipping

and you can also report it here

Bee Dingers – from our resident bee man Ian batten

The Dings bees from the swarm have settled in nice and already filling out frames full of comb, honey & brood 🐝 Max & I have also managed to secure a £1.5k grant from Box Makers Yard for a full flow hive, bee colony and all associated equipment to put on the roof of their building just over the road. Hopefully we’ll have lots of local honey to distribute in the not so distant future! 🍯

Return of the Propyard (Now called Prospect)

Since our first raves back in 2011, we’ve thrived to be at the forefront of
hosting events in unique, unusual and unforgettable spaces. The journey
has taken us from railway arches and disused shopping centres, to The
Royal Albert Hall, The Southbank Centre and a 19th Century Fort on the
Albanian Riviera.

Our festivals, Junction 2 and ION, are now part
of a wider collective of events across the UK which cover the full genre
spectrum. Traversing everything from Country to Techno and Jazz to
Grime, our family of events includes Love Supreme, The Long Road and

The Prospect Building is our first permanent venue and
we’re hyped to develop the space in partnership with some of Bristol’s
best loved creative communities.

Eastside community trust Events Fund

The Eastside Community Events Fund 2024 is now open for applications. Once again, members of Eastside Community Trust, including individuals and community groups, have the opportunity to apply for up to £500 in funding to organise local events that celebrate the community and bring people together.

Irene shared an old picture of Old Market Street

When we had trams ….

Deliveroo Hop kindly shared some free food

Big thanks to Nola for organising and all the residents that managed the handout from the Safe ‘Ouse.

Trunki have left the Building

Looks like they sold the company and now have left the mothership – spotted by Nola.

Bristol Harbour Festival call for Dancers – from Helen

Anyone teen to 35 fancy dancing in the Harbour Festival?

Dr Bike – came out to offer free repairs – thanks to Sal

Only for children’s and young people

Dr Bike for free minor repairs and advice @ Dings Park from 04:30PM until 06:30PM on the 14 of June.

Heritage Trail Four – shared by Serrie

Down the Brillas – from Barton Hill History group.

Development News

There’s no new development news but Old Market community keep a very close eye on things in the area so worth checking them out at the Old Market Community Association website.

Little George Street

New student homes, community space and riverside walkway in Bristol’s Frome Gateway Regeneration Area.